Assisted Dying Legal in Victoria from today..

A woman whose terminally ill husband lobbied hard for assisted dying to be legalised in Victoria is “over the moon” the controversial laws will come into effect from today Wednesday June 19, 2019. Former Shell Coles Express managing director Peter Short, 57, died in 2014 in palliative care after being given terminal sedation for oesophageal Read More…

Victorian Assisted-Dying Guidelines

Three pharmacists at The Alfred hospital have been given the job of mixing and delivering the lethal dose to be taken by Victoria’s first voluntary euthanasia patients. The pharmacists will personally deliver the substance, made from a cocktail of drugs already legal in Australia, in a locked box to terminally ill people across the state. Read More…

Victorian Ends Life in Swiss Euthanasia Clinic

Victorian firefighter Troy Thornton has died in a Swiss euthanasia clinic, leaving a powerful message for Australian politicians and voters. He wanted the nation to think about the concept of dying well, and to challenge the notion that choosing death was wrong. Mr Thornton, 54, died by lethal injection late on Friday, Australian time. His Read More…

Should euthanasia be legalised? Queensland

Should euthanasia be legalised? In a historic move, Queenslanders are being asked to have their say. Should euthanasia be legalised? Channel 7 News Thursday 14th February 2019

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…

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