Canadian Elder Abuse study - some things to watch out for

  Elder Abuse is being taken seriously in most if not all Western nations. It can take the form of financial, physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Elder Abuse is often thought of as being perpetrated by a relative or home carer, but there are also reported cases of Elder Abuse in nursing and care facilities.  Continue reading

Huge push for boost in Palliative Care

  The following report from Australian Aging Agenda Continue reading

Vale Erik Leipoldt - champion of disability rights

  It is with a profound sense of loss that I mark the passing of Erik Leipoldt on Wednesday 28th Continue reading

Euthanasia push in the Senate. Support from key leaders in the ACT & NT

  On Monday the 26th of November Senator Di Natale introduced a new bill to overturn the Federal Euthanasia Laws Act 1997  Continue reading

Bill opens way to euthanasia

  One of our national daily's most senior and respected columnists exposes the problems with South Australia's Advance Care Directives Bill.  Continue reading

Debates on euthanasia: the soul of medicine is on trial

  Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association, 23-November-2012, Vol 125 No 1366   Continue reading

UK Assisted Dying Bill - a price too great to pay

  The Anglican Communion in the UK has issued an excellent statement in response to a consultation on a draft 'Assisted Dying' Bill circulated recently:  Continue reading

New bill to overturn the Euthanasia Laws Act due in the Senate next week

Yet another Sydney Morning Herald report on euthanasia today says that Greens Senator Richard Di Natale will table a bill to overturn the the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 as early as next Monday. Continue reading

Fear of the nursing home - a reason to die?

   Reports today that Perth pensioner, Herbert Erickson may have committed suicide have once again been used falsely to raise the debate on euthanasia in Western Australia. Continue reading

Green's Senator moves to legislate to allow euthanasia in the territories

An article in the  Sydney Morning Herald today says that Greens Senator Richard Di Natale will move to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act (known also as the Andrews' Bill). Continue reading