Mat Burke asks: "Why can't I die in a State that I love and consider my home?"

Sue Bailey
By Sue Bailey
Updated July 13 2020 - 9:38pm, first published 6:30pm
PLEA: Mat Burke of Carrick has survived stage four cancer but wants to be able to die in Tasmania free of pain and suffering if the cancer returns. Picture: Phillip Biggs.

A northern Tasmanian man who fears a slow, painful death if his cancer returns says he will have to move to Victoria if the Tasmanian Parliament does not pass voluntary assisted dying legislation.

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Sue Bailey

Sue Bailey

Journalist

Sue works two days a week for The Examiner and The Advocate newspapers and and is based in Hobart. Loves any human interest stories!