Without the option of lawful assisted dying, Shayne Higson watched her terminally-ill mother die in an undignified way, which is why she is standing for office in this weekend’s NSW State Election.
Shayne Higson has been endorsed as the lead Upper House candidate for the Voluntary Euthanasia Party (NSW) for the NSW State Election on 28 March 2015. In 2013 Shayne ran as the lead NSW Senate candidate for the VEP in the federal election and later that year she was the driving force behind the registration of Voluntary Euthanasia Party (NSW). She is currently their State Convenor. Before becoming involved in the campaign for voluntary euthanasia law reform, Shayne was a photographic artist and someone who usually expressed her political opinions through her visual art.