Campaign Overview

Period: Oct 2017 (VIC) – Relaunch Oct 2019 (QLD Current)

Name: Defining Our Dying

Subject: Euthanasia/ Assisted Suicide

Let’s take a breath. An alternate voice to question the proposed legalisation of doctor-assisted suicide (‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’) introduced by Queensland Labor Parliament in 2021.

The Bill is currently before a the Health Committee.

What will euthanasia mean for our community? Follow this page to stay updated on the outcome of the Inquiry and to to hear from expert voices and stakeholders in this space. #VAD #TakeABreath

DONATE

Help us be heard! We need your help to aggregate and present our cutting edge campaign to influencers far and wide … Donate here.

Get Involved

A grassroots QLD-based initiative asking our elected representatives to reevaluate any potential euthanasia legislation, fully considering what it will mean for our community. You can make a difference by following these steps:

Follow us on Facebook to access latest campaign ideas

 

Retweet all our Twitter content to get seen and heard by those in positions of power

KEY MESSAGES

  • Let’s RESPECT our most vulnerable instead of NEGLECTING them so they feel valued and not burdens
  • Let’s CARE for our most vulnerable instead of KILL them
  • Why aren’t we improving palliation services more before taking this drastic action (the majority of palliative carers attest to the fact that it is extremely rare for a dying patient to request to be medicated to death when good palliation is in place.)
  • The slippery slope – when will families try to take matters into their own hands?/ What circumstances will be conditions to be euthanised – e.g. just ‘feeling suicidal?’
  • Why are we running campaigns against suicide only to legalise it?

Act Now

Please feel free to use our materials and share widely!