QNMU Submission - Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021

Published: September 2021

The QNMU supports legislative reform to enable persons who have an incurable physical illness that creates unrelieved, unbearable and profound suffering to have the right to choose to die with dignity in a manner acceptable to them. They should not be compelled to suffer beyond their wishes.

While the QNMU is responding on behalf of the union as a whole, our membership comes from diverse cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds and hold a range of beliefs and attitudes about voluntary assisted dying. We acknowledge the sensitivity and delicacy of this issue and that nurses and midwives have the right to hold their own opinion and for their opinion to be respected. The QNMU supports those health practitioners who do not wish to participate in the voluntary assisted dying scheme and conscientiously object to involvement.

Download the QNMU's submission on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021