MLCs – your elected representatives in the Legislative Council of the NSW Parliament – will be voting on this bill soon. Make sure they hear from you before then!
There are three key actions you can take:
1. Write to your elected representatives
Politicians need to hear from you the reasons why they ought to oppose this bill. The bill will be debated first in the Legislative Council, where the members (MLCs) are elected to represent all NSW residents.
Please choose an MLC and write to them explaining the reasons you are concerned about this proposed legislation to permit euthanasia and assisted suicide. You can find a full list of all 42 MLCs on the Parliament website.
Please also write to your local MP, outlining your concerns and asking them to vote against this bill if it comes before the Legislative Assembly. Although your local MP will not have a chance to vote on the bill when it is first debated, it is crucial that they hear from you now in case the bill passes the Council and comes before the Assembly later this year.
2. Sign the petition against this bill
The Hon. Greg Donnelly MLC has drafted a petition calling on MPs in both houses, which you can download here. Please mail completed copies to his parliamentary office:
The Hon. Greg Donnelly MLC
Member of the Legislative Council
Parliament of New South Wales
SYDNEY NSW 2000
You must send in your original, handwritten and signed copy for your signature to be valid. Please make sure to fill in:
- Your full name
- Your full residential address
- Your signature
- Your email address (although this is optional)
Please only use blue or black pen (no pencil).
3. Sign the open letter from healthcare professionals
If you are a doctor, nurse or allied health professional then go to healthprofessionalssayno.info and sign their open letter opposing this unsafe and dangerous bill, letting parliamentarians know that you support increased access to excellent palliative care rather than legalised assisted suicide and euthanasia.
This is an independent open letter which has been organised by concerned healthcare professionals. Visit www.healthprofessionalssayno.info