Justice Select Committee Inquiry on EOLC Bill

The Justice Select Committee are currently consulting the public through oral submission hearings on the End of Life Choice Bill.

The Care Alliance and its members have made submissions to the Committee on the Bill. The written submission process closed on Tuesday 6 March at midnight and the Committee are now hearing oral submissions.

Read the submissions from the Care Alliance and its members below:

Submissions

NZHPA Supplementary – Legal Advice

Oral Submission From Not Dead Yet Aotearoa

To view submissions from other organizations, click here.

Some standout submissions from other organizations.


Hearing Session Recordings

View live streams of the first two days of hearings.

Oral Hearing Day One Part 1.

List of submitters: Aotearoa New Zealand Association for Social Workers, New Zealand Health Professionals Alliance, Peter Brown, Humanist Society of New Zealand, Disabled Persons Assembly.

Oral Hearing Day One Part 2.

List of submitters: The Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand, End of Life Choice Society,  Gordon Coupland, The Centre for Science & Citizenship Trust, New Zealand Christian Network, Maxim Institute, Remote New Zealand Mission Project, Conservative Party of New Zealand, Disability Rights Commissioner.

Wellington – 11 June 2018 Part 1.

List of submitters: Anglican Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (recording missing), Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (Q+A session only), New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Grace Presbyterian Church of NZ, Not Dead Yet Aotearoa, The Nathaniel Centre, Palliative Care Nurses New Zealand, Hospice New Zealand, Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, Care Alliance, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (recording missing).

Wellington – 11 June 2018 Part 2.

List of submitters: Christian Medical Fellowship, InterChurch Bioethics Council.

Auckland – 27 June 2018. (Begins 12:14 minutes)

List of submitters: New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists, The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory, Euthanasia-Free NZ, St Mary’s Parish, Raukura Hauora o Tainui

 

 

 

 

 

Christchurch – 1 July 2018 Part 1.

List of submitters: Australia and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, Right to life, PYLAT – Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council.

Christchurch – 1 July 2018 Part 2.

List of submitters: Right to life (partial), PYLAT – Pacific Youth Leadership and Transformation Council, St John of God Hauora Trust

Christchurch – 1 July 2018 Part 3.

List of submitters: St John of God Hauora Trust (cont.), South Canterbury Hospice Inc.

Christchurch – 1 July 2018 Part 4.

List of submitters: South Canterbury Hospice Inc (cont.), 24-7 Youth Work Trust South West Baptist Church, Anglican Dioceses of Christchurch and Dunedin, Third Age Health


The Justice Select Committee

The Justice Select Committee is one of 12 subject select committees in the New Zealand Parliament. This committee looks at issues related to constitutional and electoral matters, human rights, justice, courts, crime and criminal law, police, corrections, and Crown legal services.

The Chair of the Committee is Raymond Huo (Labour) and the Deputy Chair is Maggie Barry (National) The other committee members are
  • Virginia Andersen (Labour)
  • Chris Bishop (National)
  • Mark Mitchell (National)
  • Greg O’Connor (Labour)
  • Priyanca Radhakrishnan (Labour)
  • Nick Smith (National)
Learn more about the Justice Committee and what it’s currently working on: http://bit.ly/JusticeSCNZ
View the “Introduction to the Justice Select Committee” video by the Chair here.

About the Committee process around the End of Life Choice Bill, the Chair has said:

As committee Chairperson, I am determined to present the committee as balanced, even handed and open-minded as we prepare to hear from the many thousands of New Zealanders who have taken the time to share their views on this complicated and contentious bill.

“As committee Chairperson, I am determined to present the committee as balanced, even handed and open-minded as we prepare to hear from the many thousands of New Zealanders who have taken the time to share their views on this complicated and contentious bill.”