Press Releases

Make this “Double D” election a “Triple D” where a Diversity of views Delivers better Democracy

28th June, 2016 “There’s never been a more exciting time to be a micro party,” says Voluntary Euthanasia Party’s Shayne Higson. Voluntary Euthanasia Party NSW Senate candidate, Shayne Higson, has welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s call to Australians to value their vote and assess the merits of every party’s candidates....

20th Anniversary of world’s first euthanasia legislation nears as Crowd Funding raises $25,000 to "Dump Kevin" Andrews

July 1st, the day before the 2016 Federal Election, marks the 20th anniversary of the Northern Territory’s “Rights of the Terminally Ill” (ROTI) Act The ROTI legislation was the world’s first law that would allow a terminally ill patient to receive a legal lethal injection from a doctor. The law...

Voluntary Euthanasia Party welcomes End of Life Choices report recommending voluntary assisted dying legislation in Victoria

22nd June, 2016 The Voluntary Euthanasia Party welcomes the recommendations of the Victorian Parliamentary Committee’s Report into End of Life Choices. “The recommendation of legislation that allows adults with decision making capacity, suffering from a serious and incurable condition who are at the end of life to be provided assistance...

Planned slow death prompts calls for voluntary euthanasia law reform

8 February 2016 Planned slow death prompts calls for voluntary euthanasia law reform The announcement this week that 55 year old, dialysis dependent, MS sufferer, Anthony Virgona plans to end his life by refusing dialysis has prompted calls for the immediate introduction of end of life (voluntary euthanasia) legislation by...

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