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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
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


UPDATE ON PUBLICATION OF SUBMISSIONS

Submissions will be published here as they are processed by the Committee. Due to the number of submissions to the Inquiry into End of life Choices this process will take some time. The Committee appreciates your patience as we work through submissions.

Process for publishing submissions

Generally submissions to parliamentary committees are public documents which are published on the Committee’s website, unless confidentially is requested and then granted by the Committee. However the Committee may also decide to keep submissions confidential for a range of policy, privacy or legal reasons. As a result all submissions need to be carefully examined by the Committee before publication is allowed. This can sometimes be a lengthy process.

The submissions which have been considered and published by the Committee can be found below. Any questions about submissions may be directed to the Committee Secretariat on 08 9222 7442.

Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Dr Anthony Nichols received on 7 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Laurie Smith dated 7 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Christopher Davis dated 12 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Richard Egan (Defend Human Life!) received on 14 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Michael Perrott AM dated 14 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr David & Mrs Kay Healy dated 15 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Henry & Mrs Anneliese Wolton dated 16 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Sr Francisca Pedrosa dated 19 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Sr Cecilia McKay lsp dated 19 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Robert Thompson dated 19 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Ms Susan van Kessel dated 20 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Ms Anne O'Halloran dated 21 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Ms Catherine O'Connor dated 21 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Ms Marion Beard dated 21 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Ms Kathleen Laffan dated 22 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Julie Howe dated 23 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Leigh Marvin dated 24 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Ms Elspeth O'Connor dated 25 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Ralph & Mrs Joan Britto dated 26 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Kevin Rickson dated 26 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Marshall Perron dated 27 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr John Barich (State President, National Civic Council) dated 27 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Matthew Handcock dated 28 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Ms Mary Ann Baljic dated 29 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Paul Clune dated 29 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Sherryl Stiles received on 29 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Ms Margo Beilby received on 29 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr John Fowler dated 30 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Ian Wood (National Coordinator, Christians Supporting Choice for Voluntary Euthanasia) dated 30 Sep 2017
Written Submission by Mr Eric Jas dated 1 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Ann Harling dated 1 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Imelda Aslett dated 1 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Stephen Klomp dated 2 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Betty Bouwman dated 2 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Lee Hare (Chief Executive Officer, Mount La Verna Retirement Village Inc.) dated 2 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Margaret Ker (Acting State Social Issues Convenor, The Catholic Women's League of Western Australia Inc.) dated 2 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Bruce Buchanan dated 2 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Francis Donohoe dated 2 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Dr Kristine Klugman OAM (President, Civil Liberties Australia - WA) dated 2 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Aldo Becherelli dated 2 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Norma Ryan received on 2 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Marina Re (Chief Executive Officer, Identitywa) received on 3 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Michael Rose received on 3 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Keith Anderson dated 3 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Darryl Shirt received on 3 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Eugenia Willock received on 3 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Peter Djekil dated 3 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Grahm-John Farmer received on 3 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Toni Collinge dated 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Murray Hindle dated 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Lorna McLean dated 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr/s B W Parry dated 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Louise Barker received on 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Ailsa Rice dated 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Paul Forrestal dated 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Abram & Ms Thea Ziegelaar received on 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Christine Foulkes-Taylor dated 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Rev Dr Joseph Parkinson (Director, L J Goody Bioethics Centre) received on 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Marcelle van soest received on 4 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Willem Groenewold received on 5 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Patricia Welling dated 5 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Ray c. Miller received on 5 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Dr Felicity Haynes received on 5 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Mervyn Stokes received on 5 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Michael F Shanahan dated 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Lesley Dowling dated 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Pamela Gaunt dated 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Pauline Hinton dated 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Luigi Rosolin dated 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr J M Iriks dated 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Paul Ruys received on 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Charles & Ms Deborah Leonard dated 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Jenny Costigan received on 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Miss Annette Sutton dated 6 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Kevin Wringe dated 7 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Ellen Leembruggen received on 7 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Carol Wren dated 7 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Chris Mounsey dated 7 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Linda Williams dated 7 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Wilma Brass dated 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Colleen Smith dated 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Iwan Boskamp received on 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Carol O'Neil (WA Chapter Leader Exit International) dated 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Rosemarie Powell dated 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Janette Huston dated 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Vincenzo Monterosso dated 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Dinny Laurence received on 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Tracy Skippings dated 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Adrian Price dated 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Elisabeth Bosveld received on 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Rosalind Rennie dated 8 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Daniel Regnard dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Jackie Curtis dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Stephanie Woods received on 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Grace Gordon dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Tara Slobe received on 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Anne Smithdale dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Andrew & Ms Jody van Burgel dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr David Stock dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Bryant De Vos dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Chris Kim dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Pat De San Miguel received on 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Emeritus Professor Chilla Bulbeck dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Gabbi Gamblin dated 9 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Kim Dodwell received on 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Christina Pleiter dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Johnannes Herrmann dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Marino & Ms Carolyn Benvenuti dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Brigitte Klebba dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Simon & Ms Sue Stewart dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Pam Metropolis received on 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mrs Marguôt Scott dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Gail Jones dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr James Mumme received on 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Margaret Boulger dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Mariska den Boer dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe (Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Perth) received on 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Dunstan Hartley received on 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Tony Kelly dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Anne Marie Gregory received on 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Terence Flanagan dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Peter Walkemeyer dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Marilyn Rainier dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Mr Jacob den Boer received on 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Kara-Leigh Visser dated 10 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Elaine Buchan dated 11 Oct 2017
Written Submission by Ms Lesley Barker dated 11 Oct 2017

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