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For years, the topic of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) has sent moral and ethical ripples through Australian political, civil, and personal debate. Since VAD legislation came into effect in Victoria in June 2019, more than one hundred people have received legal and medical assistance to die.
In this important panel discussion at the Malthouse Outdoor Stage, we’ll hear from broadcaster and VAD advocate Andrew Denton and The Hon. Betty King QC, Chair of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board, along with medical experts and those whose lives are impacted by the controversial legislation. Tying in with the second season of Denton’s podcast, Better Off Dead (co-produced by Go Gentle Australia and the Wheeler Centre), they’ll discuss the personal, political, and societal dimensions of VAD, the impact of the Victorian legislation, and the current and future status of VAD across the country. Hosted by Paul Barclay.
The Wheeler Centre presents Last Words: Voluntary Assisted Dying on Malthouse Outdoor Stage.
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Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Sidney Myer Fund, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.