It's time to thank your MP

It's time to thank your MP

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South Australia became the fourth state to pass a voluntary assisted dying law at 11.05am on Thursday June 24.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill was passed at 11.05 on Thursday June 24, 2021 in the House of Assembly. The same VAD Bill was agreed in the Legislative Council the previous evening, June 23.

This means that 12m Australians now live win a state where voluntary assisted dying is legal.

Victoria's VAD law has been in place for two years, WA's law commences on July 1, Tasmania in 2022. South Australia's VAD Act is expected to come into operation in 2022 after Regulations and monitoring processes are developed.

The VAD Bill was introduced by Hon Kyam Maher on December 2, 2020 in the Legislative Council.

Dr Susan Close carried the debate in the House of Assembly.

The VAD Bill went backwards and forwards between the two chambers a umber of times and was finally passed on June 24.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2021) became law on July 1, following assent by the Governor in Executive Council.

The draft of the final Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2021) is available here.

Hansard for the different debates is available here.

See the list (adjacent) to see how your MP voted 

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Find out which State Electorate you live in - click here. (Enter your address or suburb in the search box at the top of the page).

Then find out who your local State MP is - clickhere. (Place your Electorate name in the 'Electorate' box.)

Contact your local MP and ask them to support Voluntary Assisted Dying. Find contact details here.

Talk to your neighbours, your family, your friends - and get them to talk to their MP as well.

The vote in the Legislative Council was:

Ayes: Bonaros, C, Bourke, ES, Darley, JA, Franks, RA, Hanson, JE, Hunter, IK, Lee, JS, Lensink, JMA, Maher, KJ, Pnevmatikos, I, Ridgway, DW, Simms, RA, Wade, SG, Wortley, RP

Noes: Centofanti, NJ, Hood, DGE, Lucas, RI, Ngo, TT, Pangallo, F, Scriven, CM, Stephens, TJ

All members of the House of Assembly and Legislative Council can be contacted at

Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000.

Telephone 8237 9100

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Contact Frances Coombe on 0421 305 684.

Other actions you can take

join VADSA

join one of the Advocacy Groups - there is no joining fee

  • join us on facebook

  • attend the next VADSA Public Meeting held regularly at The Box Factory, Regent St South, Adelaide. 

  • ask your library (or public venue) to host a VADSA display; it is 6 panels, 2 metres high; includes brochures

  • ask your community organisation to invite a VADSA speaker

  • ask your doctor to display VADSA brochures in their waiting rooms

  • encourage family and friends to join VADSA or give a donation

  • let us know if you have particular skills which can be of help.

Any questions? Contact VADSA

VADSA      phone    0421 305 684           email   [email protected]        post    PO Box 2151 Kent Town, SA 5071