what you can do
The South Australian Parliament has established a Joint Committee on End of Life Choices.
Read some of the submissions
made by supporters of
Voluntary Assisted Dying.
Send your submission to
your local State MP.
Attend the next SAVES Public Meeting
- see details here
Contact your current State MP
Now is the time to be active.
Let your MP know that 8 states in the USA, as well as the
District of Columbia, have now legalised VAD. This means that
1 in 5 people in the USA now have access to VAD.
Voluntary Assisted Dying will only become legal when a majority
of MPs in both Houses of the South Australian Parliament vote for the
In November 2016, the Death With Dignity Bill went down by one vote:
23 MPs voted for the Bill; 23 voted against; and the Speaker used his
casting vote to vote the Bill down.
To contact your local State Member of Parliament
Find out which State Electorate you live in - click here.
(Enter your address or suburb in the search box at the top of the page).
Then find out who your local State MP is - click here.
Contact your local MP and ask them if they support
Voluntary Assisted Dying. Find contact details here.
Let your MP know that you want them to say publicly that they will
support legislation which will stop the suffering of people at the
end of their life.
Talk to your neighbours, your family, your friends - and get them to talk to their MP as well.
And remember the Legislative Council – the Upper House. Legislation has to get through both Houses. Legislative Councillors represent the whole state – so every Legislative Councillor is aiming to represent you. Contact as many of them as you can. Ask them the same questions.
Find a list of Legislative Councillors here.
All members of the Legislative Council can be contacted at
Parliament House, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000.
Telephone 8237 9100
Ring your local State MP
Email your local State MP
Write to your local State MP
Ring members of the Legislative Council
Email members of the Legislative Council
Write to members of the Legislative Council
Read the End of Life Choice Newsletters for ideas for your discussion with your MP.
Read the latest SAVES Bulletin.
Familiarise yourself with some of the latest information through the links on the Resources page.
Tell SAVES what your local MP thinks about Voluntary Assisted Dying
After you contact your MP, tell SAVES what happened. What was their response. What arguments did they use. What questions did they have.
Email us: email@example.com
Tell the media what you think
Contact your local Messenger, write to the Advertiser or InDaily, ring in on talk back radio.
Letter to the Editor, The Advertiser can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter to the Editor, InDaily can be sent to email@example.com.
Invite a Speaker
Invite a speaker from SAVES to your next community organisation meeting. SAVES can provide speakers for community meetings, such as Rotary, Probus, U3A and your retirement village.
Contact Frances Coombe on 0421 305 684.
Other actions you can take
join one of the Advocacy Groups - there is no joining fee
join us on facebook
attend SAVES meetings and rallies
ask your library (or public venue) to host a SAVES display; includes brochures
ask your community organisation to invite a SAVES speaker
ask your doctor to display SAVES brochures in their waiting rooms
encourage family and friends to join SAVES or give a donation
let us know if you have particular skills which can be of help.