Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

Dear Church Family,

You may have heard of the recent introduction of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill to NSW Parliament. This bill will endanger the lives of many of the most vulnerable in our society if it passes. The Social Issues Committee has prepared this briefing paper on this important issue. (See separate sheet-copies available from the foyer) or


A parliamentary inquiry into the Bill is being held. The inquiry has set up a short online survey at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRQNHFZ to find out what people think about this issue.

The survey asks for your name, email address and postcode, whether you support or oppose the Bill, and allows you to make a comment of up to 300 words.

This document (and the other separate sheet are available from the church foyer) lists 8 reasons to oppose voluntary assisted dying. If these reflect your views, you might like to put some of them in your own words in your response.  Please don’t copy-and-paste, as the Inquiry will not accept pro-forma submissions.

Copies of these documents can also be ordered from the church office. An electronic version can be emailed to you or a printed copy can be picked up from the office during business hours.

Kind regards,

Michael Blake

Acting Rector

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