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South Australia became the fourth state to pass a voluntary assisted dying law at 11.05am on Thursday June 24.
However, South Australians are still not able to request VAD when their suffering becomes unbearable.
South Australia is on track to have the slowest rollout of VAD in Australia.
VAD is not yet legal in South Australia.

Please ask your MP to encourage the Minister of Health, Hon Chris Picton, to ensure South Australians have a similar outcome to people in all other states, a commencement date of October 2022, 16 months after the legislation was passed by the Parliament.

Commencement is not scheduled until March 2023.

VAD commenced (or will commence) 15 to 18 months after the law was passed in all other states, as specified in their legislation. 

Victoria's VAD law commenced in June 2019, WA's law commenced on July 1, 2021.

Tasmania passed a similar VAD law in March 2021, Queensland in September 2021 and NSW in May 2022. 

Tasmania's law will commence in October 2022, Queensland in January 2023 and NSW in November 2023. 

South Australia's 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) received Assent on August 24, 2021.

The 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 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

  • 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