No real choice in palliative care funding

The WA government has announced a small increase in palliative care funding and a future Palliative Care Summit of professionals, consumers and stakeholders to “explore ideas to improve and strengthen palliative care for all Western Australians.”  No details about the summit, including the date, have been announced. Continue reading

Assisted suicide: a lucrative live organ market?

Euthanasia and assisted suicide have opened up a whole new world of organ donation, creating a new and burgeoning source from which donor programs can receive bodies. Continue reading

Canada: one person euthanised every three hours

At least 2614 people were killed by euthanasia in the ten months between 1 January and 31 October 2018, data released by Health Canada has shown.  This equates to about one person dying by lethal injection every three hours, and – alarmingly – does not include statistics for the whole country. Continue reading

Dying before care approved, lotteries for medical equipment: the appalling state of Qld palliative care

A group of experienced, palliative medicine physicians in Queensland has revealed the alarming condition of palliative care services in the state. Continue reading

Euthanasia is not palliative care

The latest tactic from euthanasia activists in their long and relentless march to gain public acceptance for doctors to kill their patients is to co-opt the practice of palliative care and conflate it with euthanasia and assisted suicide. The strategy is to normalise euthanasia as a legitimate practice within the field of palliative care.   Continue reading

Don’t say euthanasia or assisted suicide: WA Panel

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.”  George Orwell, Politics and the English Language. Continue reading

Queensland euthanasia inquiry told that children should be eligible

One submission made to the broad-ranging Queensland euthanasia inquiry has caught the attention of the media and commentators both in Australia and internationally. And with good reason. Continue reading

HOPE's submission to the Queensland Inquiry

  Health, Communities, Disability Services, and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee Queensland Parliament “Inquiry into aged care, end of life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying” Continue reading

Victorian euthanasia guide encourages doctor-shopping

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has released an information pack for those considering euthanasia and assisted suicide. Continue reading

New Zealand doctors face-off over euthanasia bill

When New Zealand Parliament’s Justice Select Committee was commissioned to report on David Seymour MP’s End of Life Choice Bill, nothing could have prepared them for the record number of submissions they received. Continue reading