The Law and You Forum: Perspectives on voluntary assisted dying

The Victorian Parliament is considering new legislation on voluntary assisted dying. The proposed laws come after recommendations made in The Final Report of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying, and would strengthen the rights of people in Victoria with terminal illness to end their lives.

What will the proposed changes mean for Victorians?

Victoria Law Foundation presents a community forum to explore what this proposed legislation could mean through a panel discussion of experts covering legal; and health perspectives. We will also discuss how the recommendations made in the Final Report would affect people receiving or working in palliative care.


Julian Gardner AM
Member of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying; Lawyer; Chair of Mind Australia

Read Julian's bio here

Steven Amsterdam
Palliative care nurse and author

Read Steven's bio here

Kathy Wilson
Principal of Aitken Partners in the Succession & Elder Law Team

Read Kathy's bio here

Dr Scott King
Clinical Director, Palliative Medicine at Calvary Health

Read Scott's bio here


Lynne Haultain
Executive Director of Victoria Law Foundation

The Law and You Forums are community events that explore areas of law that affect Victorians and their lives. The forums are hosted by Victoria Law Foundation.

If you weren't able to attend this event you can watch the discussion online here. The presentation slides are also available here.

Event information

Event date 
Thursday 26 Oct 2017 – 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Deakin Edge
1 Flinders Street
Melbourne VIC 3000




Tel: 03 96048100


Bookings essential
This page was last updated on October 31, 2017