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Adele Promises New Parliamentary Debate On Euthanasia

Adele  has vowed to introduce legislation into the Legislative Assembly to legalise euthanasia if she is re-elected at the March state election.  She says “the right to die with dignity is central to personal autonomy and bodily integrity – I see it as a fundamental human right.”  

Adele says today’s sad story in The West Australian of MS sufferer Barbara Harrison should send a clear message to all politicians that enough is enough and in a civilised society people deserve to end their lives on their terms.

 “What are we waiting for? How many more people like Barbara Harrison will have to die alone having suffered so long?  Surely we as a society are more compassionate than this.  It’s time that we had certainty for doctors and patients about this” Adele said.

 Up until now, legislation to legalise euthanasia has only debated in the Legislative Council during a Private Member’s Bill by Greens MLC Robin Chapple. The last time it was voted on in 2010 it was defeated 24-11.

 “Robin Chapple’s Bill should be given another opportunity, but this time in the Legislative Assembly. If elected, I will work with Mr Chapple to reintroduce his Bill, as he has included responsible safeguards into his legislation.”

 “This is an issue where both major political parties are clearly out of step with the community.  We now see that more than 70% of people agree that euthanasia should be legal and yet neither Premier Colin Barnett nor Labor leader Mark McGowan have the courage to bring on the debate and introduce legislation in the Lower House in Parliament,” the Fremantle Independent MP said.

Read Robin Chapple’s Voluntary Euthanasia Bill here:  Robin Chapple’s Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2010

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Carles to fight for Fremantle

Independent MP Adele Carles has announced that she will re-contest the seat of Fremantle at the election on March 9.

“I am standing to give Fremantle voters the opportunity to vote for an experienced independent MP” says Independent MP Adele Carles.

“I am the first to admit that the odds are stacked against me, but a win is possible if I poll ahead of the Greens candidate and pick up Greens and Liberal preferences to get across the line.”

“Being a marginal seat has been good for Fremantle.  The relocation of the State Department of Housing to Fremantle will boost our city by bringing in 800 new workers.  Funding is now finally flowing to John Curtin College of the Arts.  The ISAF world sailing event was held in Fremantle.  Planning is now underway to replace the unsafe traffic bridge, with a designated freight rail bridge to get more containers off road and onto rail.” 

“I have campaigned to keep Kaleeya Hospital open so that birthing women have choices.  I have worked to keep lead carbonate out of Fremantle (the former Labor Government approved lead export through Fremantle in 2008 and the Liberal Government want this to continue).  I have ensured that iron ore is kept out of our Port, so that we do not industrialise our city. I have campaigned to protect our heritage, environment and our precious remaining public open space. Most importantly, I have used my office resources to assist the most vulnerable people in our society to access housing and Government assistance.”

“I believe the biggest issue we face is the threat of losing health services including our Emergency Department and Kaleeya Hospital, decisions made by the former Labor Government with the support of the Greens and continued by the Liberal Government.”

“The polling indicates that the Liberals will win the election, so now is not a good time for Fremantle to revert to being a safe Labor seat.”

‘No bike helmet’ trial needed

Adele and Mayor Brad Pettitt  have joined forces to call for the Port City to lead the way with a ‘no bike helmet’ trial. Read more

Adele calls for prioritised funding for John Curtin College of the Arts

Adele joined Premier Colin Barnett and Education Minister Peter Collier for the official opening of a new science lab at John Curtin College of the Arts, urging the Government to prioritise funding the school’s master plan this year. Read more

Education Funding Must Be A Priority

I call on the Government to put the State’s school children first and to re-allocate the $80 million in the 2012 Budget equally between Willetton, Kent Street and John Curtin. Read more

Freo takes lead on bike helmet trial

Fremantle Independent MP Adele Carles and Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt  have joined forces to call for the Port City to lead the way with a ‘no bike helmet’ trial. Read more

Adele’s prostitution amendments being considered by Government

‘No deals’ on prostitution – The West Australian (10 April 2012)

Prostitution ban won’t work: Barnett – The West Australian (5 April 2012)

Carles gives ultimatum on prostitution laws – The West Australian (4 April 2012)

Pollie for Pedallers

Fremantle Herald (31 March 2012)

Adele Carles supports Heirisson Island protesters at Parliament House

The Age (28 March 2012)

No freeze on fracking

Fremantle Herald (5 November 2011)

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