Todd Whitlais a candidate for election to the NSW Legislative Council on 28 March 2015, as a representative of the Voluntary Euthanasia Party (NSW).
Todd is a Chemical Engineer who has worked throughout Australia within the minerals resource sector for the past 15 years and has now settled in the picturesque Upper Hunter.
Todd and his partner, Cassandra, are actively involved in their local school, sports, special need and social programs, together with their three school age children.
"I have followed the debate for voluntary assisted dying with interest whilst observing my parents as carers go through great stresses. My grandparents lost their quality of life well before their lives ended.
I believe that choice is the right of individuals within society. I strongly believe that choice should be available to persons with incurable illness and that the time for law reform is now."