2018 Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture in Law Reform
Event type: Public Lectures16 August 2018 from 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Julian Gardner and Tricia Malowney: "Assisted Dying In Practice—Lessons from Australia's Victorian Inquiry"
In December 2017, Victoria's parliament passed legislation to allow assisted dying in the state of Victoria from mid-2019. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has described the law as the “most conservative voluntary assisted dying model that has ever been proposed — let alone implemented — anywhere in the world.”
Prior to the final reading, a Ministerial Advisory panel made up of Australian medical experts, lawyers and community representatives met to advise on how such a law should be implemented. Their report, comprising of 66 recommendations, formed the basis of the bill that was passed.
Join us for an evening with two of the panellists as they discuss the Victorian legislation and how assisted dying will work in Victoria.
Mr Julian Gardner AM is a lawyer and immediate past Victorian Public Advocate, providing experience in advocating for vulnerable people. Mr Gardner has previously served as President of the Mental Health Review Board, been the National Convenor of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal, Chair of the WorkCare Appeals Board and a Director of the Victorian Legal Aid Commission.
Ms Tricia Malowney OAM is a health advocate for women with disabilities and was the Inaugural President of the Victorian Disability Services Board. She was also the Deputy Chair of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council. Ms Malowney is currently the Board Chair of Independent Disability Services and a Board Director for Scope Disability Services and the Australian Orthotics and Prosthetics Association. She is a member of Women with Disabilities Victoria and the Disability Leadership Institute.