David J Scanlon is the lead candidate for the Upper House division of the Eastern Metropolitan Region in the Victorian State Election in 2014.
David has always been a strong believer in people's rights and has stood up for that principle on many an occasion. He has represented others as a School Councillor for eleven years, as a Staff Representative in a Workplace Site Agreement dispute, as a Staff Enterprise Bargaining Rep, a Union Rep, and currently sits on Local and National Council's in order to represent staff interests and issues.
David is also an independent member on three Research Ethics Committees, a lay representative on a Bio Bank Committee, and an independent member on a Tribunal. He is there to protect the interests, welfare and fairness of others.
That also extends to his interest and fight for voluntary euthanasia legislation. David believes that voluntary euthanasia will not be for everyone, but that everyone should have that choice for themselves. David strongly believes that a terminally ill person who is experiencing unbearable pain or suffering should be allowed to choose a time and place to end their life peacefully and painlessly. And that such a person should be allowed to die with dignity.
David sees this as a basic human right and would like to ensure that the many voices of those that have experienced a loved one suffering unnecessarily at the end of their illness and life are heard. He would like to make this world a better place for his two children and is willing to fight for common sense, dignity, and the rights for all.
David Scanlon - E Metro