By Craig Wallace
On Friday, 3 October 2014 Lives Worth Living Convenor Craig Wallace addressed the Senate Inquiry into the Exposure draft of the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2014. This is the prepared text of our opening remarks to the Inquiry:
Firstly Senators thank you for this opportunity to give evidence here today and also for accepting a late and brief submission.
It’s been an interesting and busy time in the disability community in the aftermath of the Budget and our advocacy on the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
If it is helpful I might talk a little bit about where we come from and then perhaps fill out a bit of detail around the bill.