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Law and You Forum: Perspectives On Voluntary Assisted Dying

When:

Thu 26 Oct 2017, 6:00pm–7:30pm

Where: Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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 strengthen the rights of people in Victoria with terminal illness to end their lives.

What will the proposed changes mean for Victorians?

Victoria Law Foundation presents a community forum to explore what this proposed legislation could mean through a panel discussion of experts covering legal; and health perspectives. We will also discuss how the recommendations made in the Final Report would affect people receiving or working in palliative care.

Panel:

Julian Gardner AM
Member of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying; Lawyer; Chair of Mind Australia

Steven Amsterdam
Palliative care nurse and author

Kathy Wilson
Principal of Aitken Partners in the Succession & Elder Law Team

Dr Scott King
Clinical Director of Palliative Medicine at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem

Facilitator:

Lynne Haultain
Executive Director of Victoria Law Foundation

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.

Bookings essential.