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Provision of euthanasia for Queenslanders

Eligibility - Queensland citizens

Principal Petitioner:

Tony Magrathea
62B Cooroora Street
DICKY BEACH QLD 4551

Total Signatures - 506

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 26/06/2018

Closing Date: 4/09/2018

Tabled Date: 5/09/2018

Responded By: Hon Dr Steven Miles MP on 5/10/2018

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House that Professor David Goodall of South Australia had to go to Switzerland at the age of 104 to end his life. An Australian shouldn't have to move overseas to peacefully end their life. Queenslanders at the moment have to do what Professor Goodall did and many just can't afford to do that.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to bring in voluntary euthanasia legislation so that Queenslanders who are dying, who are in incurable pain, have medical problems that make living not worthwhile can legally end their life surrounded by their family, their doctors and their loved ones.