Biased healthcare will get worse with euthanasia

“How much more money are we going to spend on him keeping him alive?” Continue reading

Victorians in the dark about assisted suicide regime

The release of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board’s second report last week garnered much publicity.  However, apart from the fact that the number of deaths far exceeded the government’s estimates, it’s what is not included in the report that is disconcerting and raises more questions than it answers. Continue reading

SA Police miss key facts in euthanasia advocacy

The surprising support of SA Police for euthanasia and assisted suicide laws leads to questions about whether the SA Police reviewed all the relevant information before taking a stand on this important issue, and whether their advocacy will end at euthanasia and assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Continue reading

‘No support’ for euthanasia from AMA or WMA

The Tasmanian branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has reminded lawmakers and the community that physician-assisted suicide is against the stance of the AMA and the World Medical Association, as well as the ethical tradition of medicine more generally. Continue reading

Switzerland opens the way for prisoner assisted suicide

News has emerged that Switzerland has recently paved the way for prisoners to be able to request assisted suicide.   Continue reading

Victorian assisted suicide numbers far exceed predictions

In the middle of last year, just before the Victorian euthanasia legislation came into effect, Premier Daniel Andrews estimated that, based on overseas experience, approximately 12 people would die using the state’s euthanasia regime in the first year: Continue reading

Does euthanasia and assisted suicide involve killing?

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell Continue reading

A veneer of consultation

Euthanasia advocates are trying to push the most extreme euthanasia laws to ever be proposed in Australia without proper scrutiny. Continue reading

Dutch euthanasia requests rapidly rising

A Dutch euthanasia clinic operating in the Hague has announced that it had a dramatic rise in the number of euthanasia requests last year. Continue reading

More euthanasia safeguards under attack in Victoria

Last week, we reported about the push to remove the safeguard in the Victorian legislation that stops doctors from raising the issue of euthanasia with their patients. Continue reading