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The seven Bishops of Western Australia, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe and Auxiliary Bishop Donald Sproxton of Perth, Bishop Christopher Saunders of Broome, Bishop Michael Morrissey of Geraldton, Bishop Gerard Holohan of Bunbury, as well as Emeritus Archbishop Barry Hickey of Perth and Emeritus Bishop Justin Bianchini of Geraldton have called on the Western Australian Government to take the ethical road to better and more accessible end-of-life care, and not the easy path of voluntary assisted suicide.

The Bishops have released a statement in which they write extensively about the current debate of doctor-assisted suicide and euthanasia in Western Australia. Voluntary assisted suicide, the bishops say, does not take suffering away except by taking the suffering person away.

Click this link to read the statement from the Bishops and also a reminder that materials and resources and ways of being engaged in the debate can be found on the website below that is managed by Rev Dr Joseph Parkinson STL PhD.