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

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