✅ Improved governance and management at ACT private crematoriums, after an audit revealed weaknesses in record-keeping relating to the placement of ashes
✅ Enabled families of an organ donor to have this recognised on their death certificate – an Australian first
✅ Introduced early pregnancy loss commemorative certificates
✅ Restored Territory rights to legislate on voluntary assisted dying
I’m working on:
✅ Developing a voluntary assisted dying process for the ACT (consultation concluded April 2023), with legislation to be introduced before the end of 2023. Read my speech to the inaugural Australia New Zealand voluntary assisted dying conference on 28 September 2023 here.
✅ Modernising the Territory’s Discrimination Act 1991 (legislation introduced December 2022)
✅ Introducing a new pathway for complaints about a breach of the Human Rights Act