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The Law and You Forum: Perspectives on voluntary assisted dying

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Deakin Edge

Fed Square

1 Flinders Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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The Victorian Parliament will soon consider new legislation on voluntary assisted dying. The proposed laws come after recommendations made in The Final Report of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying, and would strengthen the rights of people in Victoria with terminal illness to end their lives.

What will the proposed changes mean for Victorians?

The Victoria Law Foundation presents a community forum to explore what this proposed legislation could mean through a panel discussion of experts covering legal and health perspectives. We will also discuss how the recommendations made in the Final Report would affect people receiving or working in palliative care.

PANEL:
Julian Gardner AM

Member of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying; Lawyer; Chair of Mind Australia

Steven Amsterdam
Palliative care nurse and author

Kathy Wilson
Principal, Aitken Partners (Succession & Elder Law Team).

FACILITATOR:
Lynne Haultain
Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation.

The Law and You Forums are community events that explore areas of law that affect Victorians and their lives. The forums are hosted by Victoria Law Foundation.

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A hearing loop is provided in Deakin Edge.

Deakin Edge is wheelchair accessible. Please enter Fed Square’s The Atrium from Flinders Street. The Atrium lift (from The Square to The Atrium) is currently being upgraded and will be closed from August - December 2017. Accessible toilets can be found in The Atrium. Arrangements can also be made to enter from the Fed Square Car Park. For more information see http://fedsquare.com/accessibility

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