Make you vote count ! Full list of how candidates will vote on the Freedom of Choice at the End of Life Bill on this website. Vote wisely. Your freedom may be rejected if you vote for a candidate who will not represent you on this important issue,
All those who would like to be actively involved in the Freedom of Choice WA campaign are invited to a gathering for campaign planning .
Place : the Cottesloe Civic Centre grounds. on the middle lawn enter from Napier street (we will have signage )
Sunday Feb 19 th at 1600 ( 4 PM) NOTE Date and time change
We will be assigning tasks and distributing promotional materials.
Your help is vital in ensuring All political candidates get the message that we are fed up being ignored on end of life law reform.
You are invited to the launch of the WA Freedom of Choice Campaign.
Sunday February 5th at 10 AM at the Cottesloe Civic Centre
Verity James will MC the event. There will be prominent speakers on the topic of end of life choice including Dr Rodney Syme. Dr Alida Lancee will announce her candidacy for the state election in Mr Colin Barnett's seat of Cottesloe
Show support by wearing orange alternatively T-Shirts/caps etc will be available on the day.
Spread the word……. It is all about people power!
WOW, we had over 250 guests ,the hall was overflowing.
For those who could not be there we will upload the event video by sections the next few days under further information.
Or you may be able to catch some footage on TV or the paper, as all the media were there.
Thank you very much for Dr Rodney Syme , Prof Max Kamien ,Murray Hindle, Clive Deverall for their important contribution and support.
I also acknowledge the contribution by Robin Chapple, Alannah MacTiernan and Tony Simpson.Three compassionate, forward thinking politicians who put party politics aside for the common good of our community.
A HUGE Thank you also to MC Verity James for her heartfelt support and introduction of our speakers who are national authorities in their field :
1 Dr Rodney Syme
Dr Rodney Syme is a victorian surgeon who has helped many terminally ill patients over the years with compassionate end of life care.
He is a tireless campaigner for end of life law reform and president of Dying with Dignity Victoria.
He had a breakthrough win with the medical board late last year when it was decided that his prescription of medication for a gentle death for a patient was appropriate and acceptable palliation.
2 Dr Max Kamien
Dr Max Kamien is Emeritus Professor of general practice at UWA and has a long history of service to the Australian community in the field of general medical practice.
He is a widely read author, a leader in general and rural medical education and has been awarded many accolades over his career including Western Australian of the year and the order of Australia.
He continues his passion for medicine to this day as a locum doctor for rural and remote locations. His talk can be read here
3 Mr Clive Deverall
Mr Clive Deverall has dedicated his life to helping the terminally ill.
As Executive Director, he was the heart and soul of Cancer Council WA for over twenty years.
He was president of Palliative care WA for many years and was awarded the Order of Australia for service to community health, particularly through the promotion of cancer awareness programmes and support services of the Cancer Foundation of Western Australia.
4 Mr Murray Hindle
President Dying with Dignity WA
Dr Alida lancee speech here