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

Advance Care Plans can reduce calls for euthanasia

This week is National Advance Care Planning Week, an initiative of Advance Care Planning Australia. Continue reading

Reasons people are being euthanised without consent

Western Australia’s Report on the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices, suggested that legalising euthanasia reduces the risk of patients being put to death without their consent.  Continue reading

Indigenous Australians deserve the same care as non Indigenous Australians

Recent reports on record levels of suicides amongst Indigenous Australians have brought into focus the seriousness of comments made by euthanasia activists in Western Australia about how to deal with the lack of health care in remote, largely Indigenous, communities in that state. Continue reading

Public hospitals full, yet Qld euthanasia inquiry continues

“Queenslanders are being urged by the state's Health Minister not to go hospital unless it a medical emergency, with almost every public facility in the south-east at capacity.” Continue reading

Five reasons you need to make a submission to the Qld inquiry

There are less than three weeks left to make a submission to the Queensland inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying.  If you haven’t made a submission yet, then here are five reasons to encourage you to do so! Continue reading

WA Medical Association slams rushed euthanasia laws

Western Australia’s leading medical body has slammed the WA Government’s intention to rush through euthanasia and assisted suicide laws in the next six months. Continue reading

Will the WA Committee change its report?

Western Australia’s Report on the Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices, released in August of last year, made the following finding: Continue reading

The “myth” of a pain free euthanasia death

The myth that an assisted suicide death is always a peaceful (and superior) alternative to palliative care at the end of life is beginning to unravel as more and more information about what actually goes on in euthanasia deaths is revealed. Continue reading

The alarming categories of people being put to death in Belgium

An average of 45 people a week are being put to death under Belgium’s euthanasia regime, recent reports have revealed. Continue reading