Although DWDQ advocates for legislation which would legalise voluntary euthanasia, we recognise that assisted dying is not yet legal and that providing assistance to someone seeking to end their life is currently a criminal act in Queensland.
Apart from Victoria and Western Australia, where Voluntary Assisted Dying has been legislated with strict criteria, we recognise that assisting someone to die is a criminal offence with varying penalties across Australia.
In Queensland section 311 of the Criminal Code Act 1899 states any person who:
a) procures another to kill himself or herself; or
b) counsels another to kill himself or herself and thereby induces the other person to do so; or
c) aids another in killing himself or herself; is guilty of a crime and is liable to imprisonment for life.