Euthanasia in Tasmania - Assisted suicide in Tasmania - Dying with Dignity in Tasmania

Medical viewpoints
Viewpoints from eminent Tasmanians...
Medical viewpoints

Tasmanian doctors and specialists refute the claim that euthanasia is already occurring and clear up misconceptions around patient choice, pain management and dying

Written article

Tasmanian Branch

Submission to the Enquiry into the Dying with Dignity Bill 2009

The submission, dated August 2009, is available on the Australian Medical Association - Tasmania Branch's website at the following link:




Letter of addendum:




































Author bios
AMA Tasmania Branch

The Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) provides a vital role in servicing the professional needs of medical practitioners throughout the State.


AMA is the peak advocacy body for doctors with the aim to:

  • Improve the working environment and conditions for doctors;

  • Promote strong ethical values;

  • Maintain the independence of the doctor/patient relationship;

  • Contribute to the development of the best possible health system for all Australians; and,

  • Inform, educate and create policy on key public health issues to improve the health of the community.


Viewpoints on euthanasia and assisted suicide from eminent Tasmanians