Have Your Say on Voluntary Assisted Dying

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke is calling for residents of the Cootamundra
electorate to have their say on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill which is expected to
be tabled in the NSW Legislative Assembly later this year.

The Bill would create a legal framework to provide for, and regulate access to,
voluntary assisted dying for persons in NSW with a terminal illness.

“I recognise for many in the community, this area of public policy is deeply personal
and often evokes strong emotions and views,” Ms Cooke said.

“For this reason, I am reaching out to everyone across the Cootamundra electorate,
seeking their opinion and thoughts on the Bill. The views will help shape the position
I take, as their local Member of Parliament, when the time comes for the Bill to be
debated and voted on.”

Ms Cooke said there are a number of ways you can have your say on the Bill:
Take the online poll on Steph Cooke MP’s website:
Emailing your view to cootamundra@parliament.nsw.gov.au
Or sending a letter in the mail to
Steph Cooke MP
Member for Cootamundra
Reply paid 89383
Young NSW 2594

“Please be assured that your views and any correspondence sent to me will be
treated as strictly confidential. I would like to thank everyone who has already taken
a moment to complete the survey.”

A full copy of the draft Bill is available for viewing or downloading on Steph Cooke’s
website. Alternatively, you can contact Steph’s Electorate Office to be emailed or
posted a copy of the Bill.