Community Information Session on Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying


Friday 28 June, 9.30am for 10am – 12noon at CCSA Hall, Caloundra

State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has invited the Caloundra community to join him for an open community information forum regarding Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying.

“Many people are aware of the Inquiry before Queensland Parliament’s Health Committee, of which I am the Deputy Chair, looking a number of questions including Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying,” Mr McArdle said.

“These are complicated, confronting and deeply personal matters that all Australians will one day face, and indeed many are currently facing. It is important that our community has the opportunity to speak, ask questions and listen to the views of other members of the community about these issues.

“We will be joined by guest speakers from Dying with Dignity Queensland and Palliative Care Queensland who will provide a prospective specific to their area of coverage. The forum will give our guest speakers the opportunity to present their case and take questions.

“This will not be a debate or a public hearing. I am hosting this session in my role as State Member for Caloundra, for the local community to ask their questions and gather the information they are seeking about the current laws and potential changes to the laws surrounding critical issues and what that may mean for them.

“All Sunshine Coast residents are welcome to join – not just those who live in the Caloundra community. I welcome everyone to lend their voice and ears to this critical conversation and I believe we can all leave a little better equipped to face what is a challenging part of all our lives,” Mr McArdle concluded.

This is an open community forum hosted by State Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle for members of the Caloundra Electorate. This forum does not replace the formal public hearings held by Queensland Parliament’s Health Committee.