About the event

Last month the Queensland Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Bill, allowing people suffering specific conditions to choose the timing and circumstances of their death – but is it the 'solution' to current end-of-life care shortcomings?

During this event, our experts will move away from the often ethical and legal commentary surrounding VAD, and instead look at identifying and unpacking the logistical and economic implications surrounding end-of-life care now, and in the future. 

Areas of discussion for the panel include common misconceptions and alternatives, end-of-life care and economic impacts, and planning for a world with Voluntary Assisted Dying.


Kelly Higgins-Devine, Evenings presenter at ABC Radio


  • Professor Brenda Gannon, Professor in the School of Economics and an Affiliate Professor in the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH)
  • Emeritus Professor Geoff Mitchell, former Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care at UQ
  • Dr Haitham Tuffaha, Principal Research Fellow at CBEH

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Online via Zoom