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Vickers Releases Video Ahead Of End of Life Choice Vote

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 1:01 pm | Lecretia's Choice

Today, the widower of Lecretia Seales, Matt Vickers, released a video in support of the End of Life Choice Bill, which is almost certainly up for debate and potentially a vote tomorrow. The Bill is due for its second reading. The New Zealand parliament ... More >>

Lecretia Seales memorial law reform event

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:43 am | Lecretia's Choice

WELLINGTON - Victorians Julian Gardner and Tricia Malowney are travelling from Melbourne to speak at the 2018 Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture in Law Reform in Wellington on 16 August 2018. More >>

Seales Family Celebrates End Of Life Choice Vote

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:28 am | Lecretia's Choice

Last night, the New Zealand parliament voted in support of David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill at first reading, with 76 votes for, and 44 against. The family of Lecretia Seales would like to express their deep gratitude to those MPs who voted ... More >>

Seales Family Responds to Assisted Dying Report

Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 3:58 pm | Lecretia's Choice

Today the New Zealand Parliament’s Health Select Committee released its report on assisted dying in New Zealand. Though it made no recommendations on legislation, it is nevertheless is a useful summary of the wide-ranging views of the New Zealand ... More >>

Speaker Announced for Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:48 am | Lecretia's Choice

Professor Doug Sellman has been named as this year’s speaker for the annual Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture in Law Reform. Professor Sellman will discuss the consequences and effects of the government’s Sale and Supply of Liquor Act 2012, in a lecture ... More >>

Seales Family Welcomes Proposed Bill

Friday, 18 November 2016, 9:40 am | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales today welcomed Louisa Wall’s Authorised Dying Bill, to be tabled at the Parliamentary Health Select Committee today. More >>

Seales Family Commends Green Party For Leadership

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:58 pm | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales today congratulated the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand for their leadership in announcing a party policy that supports assisted dying. More >>

Seales Family Welcomes Australian Inquiry Recommendation

Friday, 10 June 2016, 9:16 am | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales today welcomed the news that a cross-party select committee in the Australian state of Victoria has tabled a report recommending that the Victorian Parliament implement assisted dying law changes, acknowledging that it may have implications ... More >>

Seales Family Urges Supporters To Make Submissions

Monday, 18 January 2016, 9:03 am | Lecretia's Choice

The family of late Wellington lawyer Lecretia Seales have made a heartfelt appeal to the New Zealand public to make submissions to the Health Select Committee inquiry into assisted dying in New Zealand. Submissions close in two weeks, on February 1. More >>

Seales' Husband Welcomes New Palliative Care Guidelines

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 8:20 am | Lecretia's Choice

Matt Vickers, widower of the late Lecretia Seales, has concurred with Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and welcomed Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and Guidance for the Last Days of Life , which was published by the Ministry of Health on Monday. He also expressed ... More >>

Lecretia Seales - New Zealander of the Year

Saturday, 19 December 2015, 2:13 pm | Lecretia's Choice

The New Zealand Herald has selected Lecretia Seales as New Zealander of the Year for 2015. For 24 years, the NZ Herald has annually selected an individual whom it believes has made a difference to the lives of New Zealanders and a positive contribution ... More >>

Assisted Dying Bill Launched

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 11:08 am | Lecretia's Choice

In a press conference earlier today a new Assisted Dying Bill was launched by ACT Party Leader David Seymour. The Bill will likely be submitted into the parliamentary ballot on Thursday. Mr Seymour announced he would be drafting a bill shortly after ... More >>

Seales Family Encouraged By Californian Legislation

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:21 am | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales today have offered their congratulations to the family of Brittany Maynard and their supporters, and the many people that came before them, as Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the End of Life Bill SB-128 in the state ... More >>

Lecretia Seales' Family Will Not Appeal Decision

Friday, 31 July 2015, 8:19 am | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales has decided not to appeal the High Court decision in the case of Seales v. Attorney General released to the public by Justice Collins last month on June 5th. Ms Seales passed away several hours after her family received ... More >>

High Court Judgment Issued for Seales v Attorney General

Friday, 5 June 2015, 3:22 pm | Lecretia's Choice

We have received the judgment and we are grateful for the efforts made by Justice Collins to release his decision so quickly. Indeed he provided an interim results judgment on the Crimes Act interpretation on Tuesday in order that Lecretia could ... More >>

Lecretia Seales dies of natural causes

Friday, 5 June 2015, 8:52 am | Lecretia's Choice

Lecretia Seales, the 42-year-old Wellington lawyer with terminal brain cancer, died of natural causes at 12.35am this morning. More >>