More public consultations have been announced across WA

The Western Australian government has extended community consultation over assisted dying laws in regional areas ahead of the introduction of legislation in August or September. Additional public hearings will now take place in Mandurah, Northam, Carnarvon and Karratha during May allowing more voices across regional WA to be heard.

The 13-member Ministerial Expert Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying, chaired by former WA governor Malcolm McCusker, released a discussion paper in March calling for public comment. Health Minister Roger Cook said the extra sessions were made in response to a call for more community involvement in regional areas.

"The public forums held to date have been well attended and have generated thoughtful discussion and important feedback to understand community views," said Mr Cook.

Mr Cook went on to say public consultation was crucial to ensure WA had "safe, compassionate and effective" legislation.

Details of the additional public forums below.

Mandurah – Peel

Date: Monday 13 May
Location: The Sebel Hotel, 1 Marco Polo Drive, Mandurah
Time: 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Access: Wheelchair accessible
Register for Mandurah (external site)

Northam - Wheatbelt

Date: Monday 20 May
Location: Northam Recreation Centre (Meeting rooms 1 & 2), 44 Peel Terrace, Northam
Time: 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Access: Wheelchair accessible
Register for Northam (external site)

Carnarvon - Gascoyne

Date: Thursday 23 May
Location: Carnarvon Motel (Brand Function room), 34 David Brand Drive
Time: 1.30pm - 3.00pm
Access: Wheelchair accessible
Register for Carnarvon (external site)

Karratha - Pilbara

Date: Thursday 23 May
Location: Frank Butler Community Centre (Large meeting room), Hunt Way, Bulgarra
Time: 9.00am - 10.30am
Access: Wheelchair accessible
Register for Karratha (external site)