Voluntary Assisted Dying

There are legitimate concerns over assisted suicide proposals before our parliaments.

Just over 150,000 Australians will die this year, about half in hospital. It’s the reality that hums in the background of our everyday lives, which is where most of us are happy to leave it. The bills debated in Victoria and NSW have forced us to face something most of us have been happy to avoid or leave to others.

Calvary respects the experiences of those advocating for Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD). At the same time, we invite you to explore the resources below that raise important issues when considering VAD.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Opinion Editorial ‘So Much To Lose’

Opinion Editorial ‘We need to consider what assisted dying legislation promised’

Opinion Editorial ‘The gift of accompaniment’

Calvary parliamentary submissions and position statements