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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into the need for laws in Western Australia to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end of life choices

Date Commenced:08/23/2017
Tabling Date:08/23/2018
Inquiry Status:Current

Committee Name:

Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices

House:Joint

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:
Hon. Robin Howard Chapple MLC
Hon. Nicolas (Nick) Pierre Goiran MLC
Hon. Colin James Holt MLC
Hon. Dr Sally Elizabeth Talbot MLC
Ms Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA
Mr Reece Raymond Whitby MLA
Mr John Edwin McGrath MLA
Mr Simon Alexander Millman MLA


Media Statements:

12/09/2017
11/10/2017
08/12/2017
Staff Members: Dr Jeannine Purdy, BA B Juris (Hons) LLB PhD (Law and Legal Studies) (Principal Research Officer)
Ms Michele Chiasson (Research Officer)
Ms Marion Huntly (Research Officer)

Contact Details

Phone No:08 9222 7494
Fax No:08 9222 7804
Postal Address:Attention: Principal Research Officer
Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices
Legislative Assembly
Parliament House
PERTH WA 6000
Email: Click here to send an email to this Committee

Terms of Reference:On 23 August 2017, the Parliament established a Joint Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council to inquire and report on the need for laws in Western Australia to allow citizens to make informed decisions regarding their own end of life choices, in particular, the Committee should –

(a) assess the practices currently being utilised within the medical community to assist a person to exercise their preferences for the way they want to manage their end of life when experiencing chronic and/or terminal illnesses, including the role of palliative care;

(b) review the current framework of legislation, proposed legislation and other relevant reports and materials in other Australian States and Territories and overseas jurisdictions;

(c) consider what type of legislative change may be required, including an examination of any federal laws that may impact such legislation; and

(d) examine the role of Advanced Health Directives, Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Power of Guardianship laws and the implications for individuals covered by these instruments in any proposed legislation.

Parliament has requested that the Joint Select Committee report to both Houses by 23 August 2018.


Important Information


End of Life Choices Inquiry - Guide for Submissions.pdfEnd of Life Choices Inquiry - Guide for Submissions.pdf

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Deadline for Submissions:
10/23/2017

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth

Hearing Dates:

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12/13/201711:00 AMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Department of Health - WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network and WA Country Health Service )Dr Keiron Bradley (Palliative Care Clincial Lead), Ms Amanda Bolleter (Program Manger), Mr Luke Hays (Senior Policy Officer, Aged Care, Purchasing and Contracting), Ms Marie Baxter, Executive Director, Nursing Services) and Ms Marianne Slattery (Nurse Director) LCCO Public
12/13/201701:30 PMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Department of HealthProfessor Gary Geelhoed (Chief Medical Officer) LCCO Public
12/13/201702:30 PMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Department of Health - WA Cancer and Palliative Care NetworkDr David Ransom (Co-Director Medical Adviser) LCCO Public
12/13/201703:30 PMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Department of Health - WA Cancer and Palliative Care NetworkDr Lisa Miller (Psycho-Oncology Collaborative Lead) LCCO Public
12/13/201704:30 PMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Department of Health - WA Cancer and Palliative Care NetworkMr Kim Greeve (Project Officer, Advanced Care Planning) LCCO Public
12/14/201711:00 AMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Ltd WADr Timothy Koh (Chair) LCCO Public
12/14/201712:00 PMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Palliative Care Nurses AustraliaMs Grace Buchanan (Committee Member) LCCO Public
12/14/201701:15 PMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Silver Chain Group A/Professor Keith Evans (Group Advisory Public Policy) and Mr Mark Cockayne (General Manager) LCCO Public
12/14/201702:15 PMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Palliative Care WADr Elissa Campbell (Vice President), Ms Lana Glogowski (Executive Officer), Ms Natalie Panizza (Nurse Practitioner Palliative Care, Royal Perth Hospital) and Ms Caitlin Calcutt (Project Officer) LCCO Public
12/14/201703:15 PMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Chief Psychiatrist for Western AustraliaDr Nathan Gibson LCCO Public
12/14/201704:15 PMLegislative Council Committee Office (Ground Floor 18-32 Parliament Place West Perth WA 6005) - Meeting Room 1Carers WAMr Paul Coates (Chief Executive Officer) LCCO Public

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