It all comes down to what we believe constitutes “harm.” When a patient is in intense pain or suffering severe mental anguish, our society could be doing more harm by keeping them alive than allowing them to die. In extreme cases, such as those of Tony Nicklinson and Paul Lamb above, it could be argued that any physician who didn’t alleviate their suffering when asked was violating the principles of their oath—and allowing both great harm and a great injustice to occur on their watch. At the end of the day, it’s up for us to decide whether we can sit back and watch people suffer, or choose to do something about it. Until we make up our minds, that suffering will continue.
On September 21, 2017 National Party MLC Trevor Khan introduced the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 into the New South Wales Parliament . The Bill is modelled on the Oregon Death With Dignity Act , and was developed by a cross party working group that considered 72 "substantial" submissions.  The Bill contains " a raft of safeguards" including a seven person oversight board to review all assisted deaths.  Debate on the Bill is expected to be debated in November 2017 and decided by a conscience vote .