Queensland euthanasia bill cannot prevent coercion

A major flaw of the Queensland euthanasia and assisted suicide bill soon to be debated in the state parliament is the lack of protection it offers to patients who may be acting under coercion or experiencing elder abuse.  Continue reading

Being ‘transparent’ about euthanasia opposition

A pro-euthanasia professor at the Queensland University of Technology has called for MPs who hold the sanctity of life above other values to be “transparent” about it. Continue reading

What Queenslanders really think about euthanasia

Hope, in partnership with the Australian Christian Lobby and Cherish Life Queensland recently undertook a poll of Queenslanders to find out what they think of euthanasia. Continue reading

Victoria’s death toll increases… again

The most recent report on Victoria’s euthanasia and assisted suicide statistics was released this week and – as feared – the numbers are only going in one direction: Continue reading

“I’m a doctor, none!”

“Comfortable with?  I’m a doctor, none!” Continue reading

Doctors’ grave concerns over Queensland euthanasia bill

We, the undersigned Past Presidents of AMA Queensland, wish to highlight significant matters of concern in the current proposed legislation regarding Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) to come before the Queensland Parliament. Whether individuals are opposed to or supportive of VAD these are unacceptable risks in the current proposed legislation. Continue reading

No such thing as ‘sanctuary’

Toowoomba Hospice provides free palliative care to those who need it. Continue reading

Not enough death in the world for some MPs

Apparently, there isn’t enough death in the world for some people, at least that seems to be the case for some members of parliament. Continue reading

Pro-euthanasia academics conclude Australia should legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide

It is the task of academics to support evidence-based debate, including sharing research findings with community and political audiences; at least that’s what Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott of QUT’s Australian Centre for Health Law Research say. Continue reading

3-3 is a dead heat; not a win for the death squad

By any measure, three votes in favour of a proposition and three votes against it is a dead heat with no winner. Continue reading