The Victorian Parliament will soon consider new legislation on voluntary assisted dying. The proposed laws come after recommendations made in The Final Report of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying and would allow Victorians with a terminal illness, disease or medical condition to seek a medically assisted death.
What will the proposed changes mean for Victorians?
Victoria Law Foundation presents a community forum to explore what the proposed legislation could mean through a panel discussion of experts covering legal and health perspectives. The panel will also discuss how the Final Report’s recommendations could affect persons receiving or working in palliative care.
Thursday, 26 October 2017 @ 6.00pm – 7.30pm.
Deakin Edge Federation Square (Cnr Flinders Street & Swanston Street Melbourne Vic 3000)
- Julian Gardner AM
Member of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying; Lawyer; Chair of Mind Australia
- Steven Amsterdam
Palliative care nurse; author
- Kathy Wilson
Lawyer; Principal, Aitken Partners (Succession & Elder Law Team)
- Dr Scott King
Clinical Director of Palliative Medicine at Calvary Healthcare Bethlehem
- Lynne Haultain
Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation
How to book
This is a free event but you must register to attend:
A hearing loop is provided in Deakin Edge.
Deakin Edge is wheelchair accessible. Please enter Federation Square’s The Atrium from
Flinders Street. The Atrium lift (from The Square to The Atrium) is currently being
upgraded and will be closed from August – December 2017. Accessible toilets can be
found in The Atrium. Arrangements can also be made to enter from the Federation Square Car
Park. For more information see http://fedsquare.com/accessibility
Phone: (03) 96048100
The Law and You Forums are community events that explore areas of law that affect Victorians and their lives. The forums are hosted by Victoria Law Foundation.