One year of voluntary assisted dying in Victoria: 400 have registered, despite obstacles

Paul Komesaroff, Cameron Stewart, Camille La Brooy, Jennifer Philip

Professor of Medicine, Monash University; Professor at Sydney Law School, University of Sydney; Research Fellow/Senior Study Coordinator, Monash University; Professor, VCCC Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Melbourne.

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One year ago, the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act came into effect after a prolonged, intense and divisive public debate. For some, it marked a major step forward for individual freedom in Victoria — an acknowledgement of the right of individuals to choose how they wished to live and die. For others, it signified a ...

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