UN alarmed at euthanasia for disability

A new statement issued by the UN Human Rights Council, which includes the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, has sounded the alarm about the growing trend to allow euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with a disability or disabling conditions, who are not terminally ill. Continue reading

Queensland parliamentary petition

With the Queensland Parliament set to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in the state this year, a parliamentary petition initiated by Cherish Life Queensland is calling on the state government to urgently address the gross underfunding of palliative care in the state and to refer any bill to a parliamentary committee for scrutiny and wide community consultation. Continue reading

You can fool some of the people some of the time

The death bus rolled into Newcastle last week, setting up shop in Hunter shopping centres and asking passers-by to add their signature to a petition to legalise assisted suicide and euthanasia in New South Wales. Continue reading

Bold MP speaks out against euthanasia

SPEECH Euthanasia – Protecting the Vulnerable  8th December Continue reading

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