Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill 2014

10 November 2014

© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
ISBN 978-1-76010-111-4

View the report as a single document - (PDF 994KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 302KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 95KB)

The referral
Conduct of the inquiry
Note on references
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - Responses to the Bill (PDF 116KB)

Support for reform
The role of the doctor
The slippery slope
The role of palliative care
Public opinion

Chapter 3 - Constitutionality of the Bill (PDF 133KB)

The constitutionality of the Bill

Chapter 4 - Comments on the provisions of the Bill (PDF 145KB)

Definitions and language used in the Bill
The adequacy of safeguards in the Bill

Chapter 5 - Committee comment and recommendation (PDF 8KB)
Appendix 1 - Public submissions (PDF 89KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 61KB)
Appendix 3 - Example of pro forma submission questions  (PDF 5KB)
Appendix 4 - Additional information and answers questions taken on notice (PDF 71KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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