Every day too many Queenslanders along with their families and carers, experience the pain, the distress and the struggle of untreatable or terminal illness.
Every month, an average of seven Queenslanders who are suffering from a terminal, chronic or degenerative condition commit suicide.
We want to provide these people with a choice to Die with Dignity. We aim to relieve this suffering, trauma and harm through evidence-based legislative reform on End-of-Life Matters.
Our objectives align with the recommendations of the 2020 Queensland Parliamentary Reports into Aged Care, end-of-life and palliative care and Voluntary Assisted Dying. These reports recorded thousands of personal testimonies from Queenslanders who suffer from terminal, chronic or neurodegenerative conditions.
Dying with Dignity Queensland supports the findings of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Report and the recommended legislative reform – to have Voluntary Assisted Dying legalised and accessible to Queenslanders, with specific safeguards in place for patients and medical practitioners.