Community consulted on voluntary assisted dying

The West Australian government is debating new assisted dying laws.
The West Australian government is debating new assisted dying laws.

DAWESVILLE MLA Zak Kirkup is holding community meetings to discuss the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

“I consider the issue of assisted dying to be incredibly important to our community,” he said.

“I want to make sure that I consult widely with as many people in the electorate before arriving at any decision about how to vote on this historic legislation,” he said.

“I have always maintained that no matter my personal views, I am here to serve the community which I have the privilege of representing first and foremost.

“Your views matter a great deal to me and with this in mind, I have been working hard with my team to engage with as many people as possible to ascertain how the majority of the electorate feels.

“Already more than 2500 calls have taken place, in a bid to call every single household where there is a resident aged 65 or over.

“I have also been in touch with over 30 community groups to help spread the message that I welcome as many people sharing their views with me.”

Mr Kirkup said it was an issue for all people, no matter their age.

“I encourage all residents get in touch me to express how they feel about this significant issue,” he said.

“Residents can provide feedback in a number of ways: by attending one of two community meetings I’m hosting, via email, my website, call or SMS.

“There is no doubt that the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill is one of the most significant pieces of legislation that our society has seen for some time.

“It is important that I am educated as possible about how our community feels, so that I can represent you in our Parliament.”

Email zk@kirkup.com.au, visit Zak Kirkup or call 95343200 or text 0488 826 536.

Meetings

Port Bouvard Recreation and Sporting Club, 1 Thisbe Drive, Dawesville Wednesday, August 21 10m

Halls Head Bowling Club, 3 Sticks Boulevard, Erskine on Saturday, August 24 at 10am