Denton to Robocall Voters

Denton to robocall marginal voters in push to stop euthanasia backflip A pro-euthanasia group will harness celebrity power in a fresh campaign urging undecided voters to only support candidates who back assisted dying laws. A recorded phone message by television personality Andrew Denton will go out to thousands of voters in the Albert Park, Prahran, Read More…

Euthanasia 24-hour Hotline

TERMINALLY ill patients will be able to get information on euthanasia from a 24-hour Victorian state government-sponsored hotline. The $6 million palliative care support line will also provide help and advice on end of-life care. But a government tender document reveals the winning provider must be willing to provide information on the assisted dying scheme. Read More…

60 Minutes: Assisted Dying

60 Minutes interview with GP Alida Lancee who admits to helping 300 suffering patients die In an exclusive interview with 60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown, West Australian based GP Alida Lancee is putting her reputation, her livelihood and – most importantly – her freedom on the line by identifying the patient who requested her help in Read More…

Victorian Euthanasia Rules

The Age Digital Edition: Euthanasia rules set as start date nears Victoria’s health department head will have three days to decide whether to sign off on each bid for voluntary euthanasia when the practice becomes legal in nine months (June 2019). Euthanasia drugs will also have to be kept in a steel box with a Read More…

Bill To Legalise Assisted Dying Across Australia

A private member’s bill that would clear the way for assisted dying to be legalised across Australia could be passed in the Senate this week, but may not be granted the lower house vote needed to pass into law. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull , who is under pressure from conservatives within the Coalition, has refused Read More…

Voluntary Euthanasia Panel

It has been announced that a panel will oversee each application to regulate Victoria’s voluntary euthanasia laws. The laws allow terminally ill Victorians with less than six months to live, the right to end their lives. The article below is from the June 30, 2018 issue of The Age Digital Edition. Panel to study every Read More…

Law Change: Victorians Can Refuse Medical Treatment

Victorians now have the power to refuse medical treatment. New laws that came into effect in March 2018 mean families can no longer overturn such instructions. As reported in the March 19, 2018 issue of The Age Digital Edition. New laws to give patients control of own destiny Victorians, including those with dementia , now have Read More…

Euthanasia Legal in Victoria from 2019

Terminally ill Victorians will be able to legally end their own lives after State Parliament passed the government’s voluntary assisted dying bill in November 2017. After more than 100 hours of debate , the bill had a low-key final passage through the lower house just before midday. But the government has acknowledged that people with Read More…

Personal Conscience Debate: Voluntary Euthanasia

In the year’s I have published this web site aimed at informing people about my opinions about my end of life, I have received both positive and negative feedback. As I have always maintained, it is MY belief and opinion. I am not selling my opinion or stating that it is right for everyone except Read More…

Voluntary Euthanasia Register

While we are overjoyed about the upcoming changes to Victoria’s Voluntary Euthanasia Laws, our attention is drawn to who should qualify. Understandably, the Government is being very cautious including some very strict safeguards but are these safeguards excluding some of the people the laws should affect. My suggestion is a register like the Australian Organ Read More…

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