Make a Submission

Submissions still open for the End of Life Choice Bill!

The Justice Select Committee is now asking for public submissions on David Seymour’s ‘End of Life Choice Bill’. The bill seeks to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide (called ‘assisted dying’ in the bill) for people with a terminal illness or a “grievous and irremediable” medical condition.

Many of you will have made a submission to the Health Select Committee inquiry about ‘Ending Life in New Zealand’. Because of the overwhelming number of submissions against euthanasia, parliament took notice and your voice made a difference. However, the Justice Select Committee inquiry is different because it is specifically about the bill. A submission is your chance to have your say on the bill.

Your voice counted then. We ask if you can do it again.

Submissions must be received before 6 March 2018. All submissions are made public on the Parliament website.


How

Web

  • 1. Click here to submit online.
  • 2. Follow the instructions.
  • 3. You can enter text directly or upload a document in pdf or doc.

Email

  1. 1. Send an email to ju@parliament.govt.nz.
  2. 2. Put “End of Life Choice Bill Submission” in the subject line.
  3. 3. Include your name, address, telephone number.
  4. 4. Attach your submission in pdf or doc.

Letter

In a covering letter, starting at the top of the page, write:

  • – ‘Submission on End of Life Choice Bill.’
  • – ‘To the Justice Select Committee.’
  • – ‘This submission is from [your name] and/or [your organisation].’
  • – Contact details: email address, contact address, telephone number.

On a separate piece of paper, write your submission.

Enclose 2 copies of your submission and send it to:

Committee Secretariat

Justice Committee

Parliament Buildings

Wellington 6160

Please note that postage is not free.

Important!

Please state in your submission whether you would like to make an oral submission. This is when you appear before the Committee either in person or over the phone. We encourage you to make one because it is an extra opportunity to add more information and it is important that the Committee hears from people.


Helpful Links:

Read the End of Life Choice Bill.

For tips and material to consider on the Seymour Bill, check out No To Assisted Suicide and the Care Alliance ‘10 Questions for David Seymour‘ campaign.

Find out who is on the Justice Select Committee.

For more information on how the Select Committee process works see here.