Nitschke & Exit must answer questions

The roll out of Exit International and Dr. Nitschke's latest project, the provision of kits that include a nitrogen cylinder to bring about death by suffocation, should ring alarm bells with the Australian public and regulatory authorities. His comments in the Herald Sun and Dennis Shanahan's article in Continue reading

"I was afraid to leave my husband alone"

From the website of Hawaiians Against Assisted Suicide. Continue reading

Helium suicides on the rise in the UK

  This recent report from the  highlights a growing and worrisome trend in helium deaths in the UK. Continue reading

Dr. Nitschke and Exit International have questions to answer

Today's national newspaper, , ran the article below (headlining page three).The Australian Continue reading

Tasmanian Government launches Elder Abuse initiative

It's time for Premier Giddings to rethink her commitment to euthanasia legislation.  News from the Tasmanian Continue reading

NZ PM backtracks on euthanasia comments

Last week, New Zealand's Prime Minister, John Key created an uproar when he described what he thought was euthanasia (and got it wrong!) and then proceeded to infer that NZ doctor's break the law (that euthanasia already happens in NZ hospitals).  Today he backtracked somewhat, acknowledging that his language had been 'sloppy'. Continue reading

Fiji rejects Nitschke' death clinic proposal

The  Fiji Times reports that the pacific state has no intention of going along with Dr. Nitschke's idea of creating a pacific version of the Swiss Dignitas clinic. Continue reading

UK Suicides are rising.

The liberal media must remember the risk of copycat syndrome Earlier this week Tony Nicklinson, who suffered from locked-in-syndrome, died. For the last couple of years, he had led a high-profile campaign to change the law on murder. His argument was that because of his condition he was incapable of ending his life, and needed someone to kill him without the fear of prosecution. Continue reading

Nitschke looks to Fiji for a Dignitas type clinic

News reports today suggest that Philip Nitschke is in discussions with the Fijian Attorney General,  Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, about the possibility of setting up a Dignitas - style death clinic in the Fijian capital of Nadi.  Continue reading

NZ PM John Key weighs into Euthanasia debate

New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, gave 'ín principle' support to Maryan Street MP's euphemistically titled 'énd of Life Choices' Bill in an interview on New Zealand radio today.  No real surprise here - he's said as much before. What was surprising were his broad brush and unfounded statements about the state of the New Zealand health system, suggesting he understands very little about end-of-life issues (echoed by many comments on the Continue reading