Political update

The election result in Victoria on the weekend has landed a devastating blow for the rights of vulnerable people in Victoria, who will now be at greater risk under the ill-conceived and dangerous assisted suicide regime. Continue reading

The deficiencies of so-called ‘safeguards’ in Victoria’s assisted suicide regime

  Victoria’s assisted suicide scheme is due to commence in June 2019 and has been hailed by pro-euthanasia advocates as the “safest” in the world due to its “strict eligibility criteria” and “safeguards”. Continue reading

Pro Euthanasia Advocate Charged With Murder

News has emerged that Sean Davison, a founder of Dignity SA (a pro-euthanasia organisation based in South Africa) has been charged with two counts of murder of disabled persons.  Continue reading

Victorians being called with pro-death message

Andrew Denton, assisted suicide activist and host of the Better Off Dead podcast series, has found another way to broadcast the “better off dead” message to older Australians, this time via thousands of robocalls to be dialled into Victorian homes this week. Continue reading

Another state moves towards legalised lethal drugs

The Queensland government is moving ahead with a push to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in that state, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announcing yesterday that there will be an inquiry into end-of-life care, with a specific focus on looking at legalised killing. Continue reading

It took more than three years for this prosecution to occur

The public prosecutor in the Hague has announced that the first-ever prosecution for a breach of euthanasia safeguards in the Netherlands will occur, more than 15 years after euthanasia laws came into effect in the country. Continue reading

Breaking news - Western Australia moving to legalise assisted suicide

In a very disappointing move that is clearly motivated more by politics than by evidence and research, the Western Australian government has announced it will legalise assisted suicide.  It has appointed an expert panel to assist the government to draft the legislation. Continue reading

Euthanasia advocate thinks legislative safeguards are ‘beg and grovel’ provisions

Extreme pro-euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke has been holding workshops in New Zealand in the past week with members of his organisation Exit International to discuss issues surrounding assisted suicide.   Continue reading

Tragic death used by euthanasia advocates to expand laws

The tragic death of a Canadian woman is being used by euthanasia advocates to remove the legal safeguard that a person who has requested euthanasia must provide consent just before they are given a lethal injection.  Continue reading

Queensland man first to be imprisoned for counselling suicide

“However, one can imagine many circumstances arising where people in positions of trust and responsibility could succumb to the temptation to counsel suicide for personal gain.” Continue reading