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Voluntary assisted dying should be legalised by all states and territories

By Kate Baldwin
Updated October 18 2021 - 12:38am, first published October 17 2021 - 6:25pm
Many degenerative diseases such as MND have no cure. Why should the fate of those with such diseases be decided by others? Picture: Shutterstock

When I was a little girl, my parents worked a lot. They were never home to look after me. My dad was a self-employed electrician, and my mum was a building surveyor. After school almost every day, my nan and pop would pick me up, drive me back to their place and I would play with my Barbie dolls until it was dark, after which my mum would pick me up. The same would happen the next day. This was my life until the age of six.