Voluntary assisted dying bill passes with regional amendments

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has today completed its passage through the Legislative Council before returning to the Legislative Assembly next week for further consideration of amendments. Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge, who supported the carriage of the historic legislation, welcomed the improvements that better recognise the difficulty in delivering end of…

Regional palliative care funding welcome

The Nationals WA welcome today’s announcement to further invest in regional palliative care services ahead of a debate commencing next week on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. Health spokesperson Hon Martin Aldridge MLC says any increase in healthcare is welcome in rural communities but is concerned the State Government’s announcement of more palliative support is…