Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott’s research has been influential in shaping voluntary assisted dying law, implementation and practice in Australia. Aspects of their model voluntary assisted dying Bill have been adopted by various states, and their team (including Dr Eliana Close and Ruthie Jeanneret) designed and delivered the mandatory training for health practitioners in Victoria and Western Australia.
Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott’s work has been particularly significant in shaping voluntary assisted dying reform in Queensland. This story traces the impact of their research on the reform process over the last three years leading to the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 (Qld).
More information about the impact of their wider research on end-of-life law, policy and practice is available on the end of life law website.