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…

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…

Bob Hawke: euthanasia should be legal in Australia

In Andrew Denton’s Better Off Dead podcast series, ex Prime Minister Bob Hawke, 86, voiced his opinion to call for voluntary euthanasia to be legalised. I think it is absurd that euthanasia is not legal within this country. It doesn’t meet any requirements of morality or good sense. “I am more than happy for my Read More…

Last Cab to Darwin

Last Cab to Darwin was written by Reg Cribb and based on the true story of taxi driver Max Bell who was diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer in the early 1990’s. The film Last Cab to Darwin was directed and produced by Jeremy Sims and based on the play starring Michael Caton and Jacki Weaver. Read More…

Nembutal |Euthanasia Pill Useage

More Australians are taking their own lives with a drug recommended by euthanasia groups, including people aged in their teens, 20s and 30s. New data from the national coronial information system shows 120 people died by taking Nembutal – dubbed the ‘‘ peaceful pill’ ’ – between July 2000 and December 2012. The number of Read More…

Euthanasia Baby Boomers

Thousands of older people are investigating peaceful methods to end their own lives because they want to control the nature and timing of their death, says controversial euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke. The doctor said there was a developing trend of baby boomers and people over 70 wanting to avoid ‘‘ end of life medical nightmares’ Read More…

The Euthanasia Debate

It was good to read that beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett – while blasting Dr Philip Nitschke’s act of aiding an unhappy but apparently healthy man’s suicide – supports voluntary assisted dying for the terminally ill (Saturday Age, 5/7). The Dying With Dignity movement is about establishing strict rules and guidelines under which assisted dying can Read More…

Euthanasia Group Fears Police Raids

Victorian members of a pro-euthanasia group fear police raids after warrants were executed across Australia over the importation of a lethal drug, according to group leader Dr Philip Nitschke. Two people, from Western Australia and Queensland, were charged with importing the illegal drug Nembutal, and state police have spoken to 10 others in WA, Queensland Read More…

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