Speaker Spotlight

Dr Eliana Close, Australian Centre for Health Law Research


VIDEO: Speaker Spotlight | Key considerations for Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia

In this brief video, Dr Eliana Close takes us through the status of VAD laws in Australia and provides insights on what jurisdictions considering voluntary assisted dying reform should be investing in now. She also sheds light on what some of the biggest challenges with VAD reform in Australia are.

Dr Eliana Close spoke at the 30th Annual Medico Legal Congress this year in our first “hybrid” event which combined a mix of in-person and online speakers as well as delegates joining the physical event and those joining remotely via the virtual event platform.

0:00 Opening
0:16 Intro
0:27 Pandemic
0:49 Assisted dying in Australia
1:15 Closing