assisted dying

Dr Rodney Syme holding up his Australian Humanist of the Year Award whilst standing next to Lyn Alison at the Australian Humanist of the Year Award Gala Dinner in Melbourne, 8 April, 2017

Dr Rodney Syme was named the Australian Humanist of the Year 2017 in recognition of his compassionate advocacy for the legalisation of voluntary assisted dying in Victoria and around Australia, sometimes at great professional risk, and for expressing fundamental Humanist values whilst doing so. Below is his acceptance speech given at the Gala Dinner held in Melbourne on 8 April, 2017.

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