- Protect our land and water from mining.
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- People before profits
- Improved heath and education services.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Cate Faehrmann hosts 'Dying with Dignity' in Coffs Harbour 12th February

Please find below your invitation to an information evening for your community.
We look forward to seeing you there and invite you to forward this email to your contacts.

Dying With Dignity: Your RIGHT to Choose?

Hosted by Greens MP Cate Faehrmann.
Cavanbah Centre
181 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW
 6.30 – 8 pm, Tuesday 12th February 2013

Cate Faehrmann is touring the state to talk about her Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill

WITH SPECIAL GUEST: Professor Colleen Cartwright

Professor Colleen Cartwright is Foundation Professor of Aged Services and Director of the ASLaRC Aged Services Unit at Southern Cross University. She has extensive teaching and research experience in ageing, ethics and medical decisions at the end of life, at national and international levels, with publications in major journals and a number of book chapters.  From 2002-2005 she was Chief Investigator & project manager of the Australian component of an International study to compare medical decisions at the end of life in 6 European countries and Australia.

This is your invitation to an information evening.
This is a FREE event – please bring your family and friends. No RSVP necessary. 

Dear Mid North Coast Resident

In spite of the availability of the best palliative care, some terminally ill people endure intolerable pain, suffering and loss of dignity at the end of their lives. In some of these cases patients indicate to their loved ones and their doctors that they would like to receive assistance to die. At the moment in NSW, such assistance is illegal.

In 2013, I intend to introduce a bill into the NSW Parliament that would give terminally ill people, under certain circumstances, the right to die a dignified death at a time and place of their own choosing if that is their wish. The Greens support the idea of greater patient choice at the end of life, and believe that, subject to strict legal safeguards, mentally competent, terminally ill adults should have the right to die with assistance.

Please join us for an information evening in Coffs Harbour. I am looking forward to meeting you, your family and friends. For more information about the event please contact Peter Stahel in my office at Peter.stahel@parliament.nsw.gov.au or 9230 2320.

Yours sincerely
Cate Faehrmann MP

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