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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 in a state where voluntary assisted dying is legal.
Victoria's VAD law has been in place for two years, WA's law commenced 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 number 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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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
Contact Frances Coombe on 0421 305 684.
Other actions you can take
join one of the Advocacy Groups - there is no joining fee
- Doctors for Assisted Dying Choice
- Accessible Voluntary Assisted Dying
join us on facebook
attend the next VADSA Public Meeting at Goodwood Community Centre, 32-34 Rosa St, Goodwood. Next meeting 3.00, Sunday November 14. Guest speaker, Minister for Health, Hon Stephen Wade, MLC.
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
let us know if you have particular skills which can be of help.