STOP patient killing in Western Australia

Alarm Bells for WA! Contact your 6 Members of Legislative Council WA now! All West Australians should be rightly alarmed as the WA government debates the legislation of patient killing in the Legislative council this week (Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019).  Enter postcode or suburb to find your region:

WA is divided into 6 regions. Each region has 6 Members.

Please contact your 6 members to express your opposition to euthanasia. Phone calling or emailing is best at this stage.

Tell them to "VOTE NO" to euthanasia for Western Australia. You may leave a written message for staff to pass on.

Find your REGION HERE.  

Here are the names of the Members to contact:  


Hon. TitleSurnameFirst NamePartyElectorate TelEmail
HonMrAldridgeMartinNAT1800 336
HonMrChownJamesLIB(08) 9481
HonMrde GrussaColinNAT(08) 9921
HonMrGrahamLaurenceALP(08) 9621
HonMrMazzaRickySFF1800 781
HonMrWestDarrenALP(08) 9964


Hon. TitleSurnameFirst NamePartyElectorate TelEmail
HonMrCliffordTimGWA(08) 9274
HonMsClohesyAlannaALP(08) 9272
HonMsFaragherDonnaLIB(08) 9379
HonMsRoweSamanthaALP(08) 9477
HonMrSmithCharlesIND(08) 9250
HonMrSwinbournMatthewALP(08) 9452 


Hon. TitleSurnameFirst NamePartyElectorate TelEmail
HonMrBastonKennethLIB(08) 9193
HonMsBoydellJacquelineNAT(08) 9144
HonMrChappleRobinGWA(08) 9486
HonMrDawsonStephenALP(08) 6552
HonMrMcGinnKyleALP(08) 9022
HonMrScottRobinPHON(08) 9093


Hon. TitleSurnameFirst NamePartyElectorate TelEmail
HonMrCollierPeterLIB(08) 9203
HonMsMacTiernanAlannahALP(08) 6552
HonMrMischinMichaelLIB(08) 9301
HonMrPritchardMartinALP(08) 9201
HonMrSibmaTjornLIB(08) 9440
HonMsXamonAlisonGWA(08) 9388


Hon. TitleSurnameFirst NamePartyElectorate TelEmail
HonMsDoustCatherineALP(08) 9470
HonMsEllerySuzanneALP(08) 6552
HonMrGoiranNicolasLIB(08) 9398
HonMrO'BrienSimonLIB(08) 9364
HonMrStonehouseAaronLD(08) 9226
HonMrYangPierreALP(08) 9337


Hon. TitleSurnameFirst NamePartyElectorate TelEmail
HonMsEversDianeGWA(08) 9486
HonMsFarinaAdeleALP1800 077
HonMrHoltColinNAT1800 758
HonDrTalbotSallyALP(08) 9725
HonDrThomasStevenLIB(08) 9757
HonMrTincknellColinPHON(08) 9486


Your representatives need to fully comprehend the harm that can be done by unleashing such legislation on the unsuspecting public.

Firstly, if a piece of legislation is deemed to require “safeguards” it would appear it may be dangerous. 

That is why the British parliament in 2015, voted overwhelmingly against legalising physician assisted dying in a vote of three to one!

The Scottish and Welsh parliaments also opposed such legislation.

It was the words of a former Dutch protagonist of legalised euthanasia, Professor Theo Boer, who spoke to the British MPs telling them “Don’t do it”!1

Already WA Senator Pat Dodson has eloquently expressed his concerns over the impact such legislation will have on indigenous West Australians, many of whom lack proper health care.2

The Voluntary Assisted Dying bill 2019 supposedly cannot be used by patients with mental illness.

However, if a mentally ill person – say with diagnosed depression – suffers from another condition eg diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease which is satisfactorily being treated – by ceasing treatment for their illness – the patient becomes terminal and so would qualify for euthanasia.

Indeed, many people receiving necessary treatment for a whole range of illnesses, can easily qualify for euthanasia by ceasing treatment, causing their condition to be terminal.  

Vulnerable people can act out of loneliness, fear of being a burden, financial pressure etc.

The Bioedge article from the US3 is alarming to say the least. It illustrates the harm such legislation can inflict on the disabled and mentally ill. 

After all, physician-assisted dying ultimately means – the release of the life devoid of value – being promoted and instead as a means of a pain-free death which competent oncologists dispense to sick patients daily.

The same should be the case with legislators – to quote from former South Australian ALP Member for Newland – Tom Kenyon during debate on the euthanasia bill in the South Australian Parliament in 2016:  

“I do not agree that the state should be involved in the killing of its citizens – even at their own request.”

1. Daily Mail UK Professor Theo Boer warning on euthanasia “don’t do it”

2. The Australian 5/10/19 Pat Dodson’s warning on legalised euthanasia

3. BioEdge US study says assisted suicide laws rife with dangers to people with disabilities

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