Read the room, Mr Greenwich

In what can only be described as tone-deafness to the needs of a state recovering from COVID-19, and the community’s willingness to forego some of their autonomy in order to protect the lives of the most vulnerable during the pandemic, NSW Independent MP Alex Greenwich announced on Sunday that he was working on draft legislation to allow euthanasia and assisted suicide in New South Wales, and that he expected the bill to be tabled in Parliament by mid-2021.  Continue reading

Queensland Premier backflips on euthanasia “promise”

Earlier this week, the Queensland Government announced that proposed euthanasia laws for the state will now be introduced in May 2021, not 1 February as initially promised by Annastacia Palaszczuk on the eve of the state election. Continue reading

Tasmanian Parliament voting to remove ‘choice’ for elderly

The Tasmanian House of Assembly last week voted to pass the Gaffney Bill at the second reading stage, with a majority of 17 votes to seven. The Bill will now be referred to a review by a panel from the University of Tasmania. The amendment process will follow and a final vote is expected in March 2021. Continue reading

Euthanasia activists at it again

Euthanasia activists in the ACT are at it again. Continue reading

Copying a flawed system is a dangerous move

The euthanasia and assisted suicide bill sponsored by South Australian Shadow Attorney- General, Kyam Maher MLC, is now available. Continue reading

Stinging rebuke of pro-euthanasia arguments

Two oncologists have issued a stinging rebuttal of the key claims made by euthanasia advocates in support of their pro-death agenda, just as debate resumes in the Tasmanian Lower House over Mike Gaffney’s extreme euthanasia and assisted suicide bill. Continue reading

Families kept in the dark over euthanasia investigations

Families kept in the dark over euthanasia investigations Continue reading

Is euthanasia especially dangerous for women?

Are public policies that allow for euthanasia and assisted suicide detrimental to women? Academic and commentator Rachael Wong examined the research and concluded that, because women are conditioned to be agreeable and self-sacrificial, they are likely to be disproportionately disadvantaged by public policy that allows for euthanasia. Continue reading

Australian push to follow Netherlands’ killing

Remember the story of the 74-year old Dutch woman who had written an advanced directive, saying that she wanted to “undergo euthanasia whenever [she thought] the time is right”? Continue reading

Deadly discrimination for Canadians living with disability

The Canadian government’s intention to expand its euthanasia and assisted suicide laws (known as “MAiD”) has alarmed disability groups who have spoken up about the grave risk this proposed expansion will have on people living with disability in Canada. They have also expressed concern about the way the government seems to be fast tracking the laws, including reducing the number of parliamentary committee hearings on the matter. Continue reading