Zoom – the future of euthanasia?

In the United States, news has emerged of the growing industry of “assisted suicide by Skype”, with many patients being assessed online by doctors who have never met them or examined them in person. This practice has accelerated in the time that Coronavirus restrictions have been in place. Continue reading

Unfinished business: Labor MP speaks of Qld euthanasia delay

Referring the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide to the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) has not taken it off the table as an election issue. Continue reading

Fear factor: the motivation behind increase in euthanasia requests

Victoria appears on track to exceed, by a factor of at least ten, its prediction of the number of people who would die by euthanasia or assisted suicide within its first year. Continue reading

Just as deadly

It might have been hoped that following a consultation – or the veneer of a consultation – the draft euthanasia bill proposed by Tasmanian Independent MLC Mike Gaffney would have improved. Continue reading

The lie of freedom of conscience guarantees

Despite assurances by euthanasia proponents that legalisation would not affect the rights of individuals and organisations to conscientiously object, the current bullying of a British Columbia palliative care hospice is showing just how deceptive and misleading these assurances actually were. Continue reading

No shame: euthanasia advocates push laws this year

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is resisting significant pressure from pro-euthanasia advocates to rush through controversial and risky euthanasia and assisted suicide legislation before the state election in October. Continue reading

No more excuses

“Big Four” accounting firm KPMG has found that a significant investment in palliative care will actually save governments health care costs. Continue reading

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

“For something like this to happen in somebody’s home in 2020 is just absolutely shocking and appalling.” Continue reading

Heads, I win; tails, you lose.

“Heads, I win; tails, you lose” is a fun game to play with young children because they often don’t realise that the way the game has been set up, it’s impossible for them to win.  No matter what they choose, they end up losing. Continue reading

Canada: the real story on euthanasia

“The impact of normalised euthanasia on our day to day clinical work in palliative care has been profound. Continue reading