WA’s Parliamentary Inquiry into End of Life Choices has recommenced public hearings. At least thirty organisations are scheduled to appear by early March, with ten having already appeared since hearings began in December last year. ARPA has also been requested to give evidence and will appear before the committee on Thursday the 8th March at Parliament House, West Perth. We are very thankful for this opportunity, which is the first of its kind for us, and we ask that you remember the preparations for this hearing in your prayers. The inquiry into End of Life Choices has received an unprecedented number of submissions,. The committee released a statement this week announcing that all 650 written submissions are now available online.
Albany readers are informed that a special hearing will be held in Albany on Wednesday 28th February 2018, and an open invitation has been extended to community members who wish to give evidence in Albany. The purpose of this hearing is to allow the Parliamentary Committee to hear first-hand about how end of life choices are affecting people living in regional communities. ARPA strongly encourages members of the Free Reformed community living in Albany to use this unique opportunity to give a personal testimony, particularly if they have worked in palliative care or cared for terminally ill relatives who did not want euthanasia. The power of these personal stories and testimonies is immense. To lodge an expression of interest in appearing before the committee call the committee office by Wednesday 28th February on 9222 7494.