My Life, My Choice
Welcome to Dying With Dignity Queensland
Dying With Dignity Qld Inc (DWDQ) is an incorporated not-for-profit
DWDQ aims to have laws introduced in Queensland to allow adults who are experiencing grievous and irremediable suffering related to an advanced and progressive terminal, chronic or neurodegenerative condition, to legally access medical assistance to end their life should the person chooses to do so.
DWDQ Public Information Sessions
Townsville Public Information Sessions
No information sessions are planned at this time. You will be notified if/when they recommence.
Frazer Coast Public Information Sessions
Monday 6 April 2020 – 1-2pm at the Hervey Bay
If you are a member of a group such as Lions, U3A, Probus, View Club etc, please ask the management if they would like Phil to speak about VAD at one of their meetings.
Please ring the library on 4197 4220 to reserve a seat
Phil is the coordinator for the Hervey Bay area.
Bundaberg Public Information Sessions
No information sessions are planned at this time. You will be notified if/when they recommence in 2020.
Mark, Moya & Cynthia are coordinators for Bundaberg.
For more information email: email@example.com
Sunshine Coast Public Information Sessions
Denise will hold small info sessions so long as there are 5 or 6 people interested and organised to attend. Contact Denise on 5477 5569 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a member of a group such as Lions, U3A, Probus, view club etc, please ask the management if they would like Denise to speak about VAD at one of their meetings.
There is no cost to attend and afternoon tea is provided.
Brisbane Central Public Information Sessions
Information sessions will all be on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm at the Brisbane Square Library Meeting Room, 266 George St (cnr Adelaide St) Brisbane.
- 26 February 2020
- 27 May 2020
- 26 August 2020 (AGM)
- 25 November 2020
There is no cost to attend and you do not need to be a member. Please bring family and friends who support VAD. For more information, ring Jeanette on 1300 733 818.
Gold Coast Public Information Sessions
In place of scheduled, formal information sessions, Paul will hold informal Q and A sessions for small groups on any topic related to VAD or end-of-life choices. These can be at an official venue or in a more casual place.
Paul is also always available to run these sessions at retirement villages or clubs such as Lions, U3A, Probus, View Clubs etc
If you are a member of such a group, please ask their management for permission for Paul to speak at one of their meetings.
Contact Paul on 0414 937 937 or email@example.com
Although DWDQ advocates for legislation which would legalise voluntary euthanasia, the reality is that assisted dying is not yet legal and providing assistance to someone seeking to end their life is a criminal action.
Apart from Victoria, where it was recently passed into legislation (with very strict criteria), assisting someone to die is a criminal offence, the penalty for which varies from state to state.
In Queensland, section 311 of the Criminal Code Act 1899 states that any person who:
(a) procures another to kill himself or herself; or
(b) counsels another to kill himself or herself and thereby induces the other person to do so; or
(c) aids another in killing himself or herself; is guilty of a crime, and is liable to imprisonment for life.