Evidence-based research without the evidence?

Evidence-based research without the evidence sounds silly, doesn’t it? But with Victorian health authorities still tight-lipped about the number and kind of euthanasia and assisted suicide cases in the state, those writing about the Victorian experience have very little on which to base their assertions. Continue reading

Disability Prejudice

Disability advocates both here in Australia and around the world have been at the forefront of the movement opposing the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide.  They highlight the inherent dangers of euthanasia legislation for people living with disabilities in the context of a society that daily makes value judgments about the “quality” or otherwise of their lives. Continue reading

“Woefully inadequate”: Victoria’s palliative care stats revealed

Euthanasia advocates make all the promises in the world about palliative care when they are trying to sell euthanasia and assisted suicide laws to the people. Continue reading

Difficulty in detecting coercion

Graham Robert Morant, the man currently serving ten years in prison for counselling and aiding his wife to suicide, has lost an appeal against his convictions and sentence in the Queensland Court of Appeal. The three judges were unanimous in dismissing his appeal. Continue reading

Comply or die: government funding used to push euthanasia

Can a government or health regulator use financial penalties to force a hospice or a hospital to provide euthanasia against its wishes? Continue reading

How many deaths is enough?

Friday saw the first anniversary of Victoria’s euthanasia regime and even though the community is still being kept in the dark about how many deaths have occurred during this time, there is a lot we can know about the devastating nature of this brutal regime. Continue reading

Paying lip service to choice

The former editor of Queensland’s Courier-Mail has made an empassioned plea to those in charge of the Clem Jones Trust to fund palliative care, and not simply euthanasia advocacy. Continue reading

Victorian elder abuse reports increasing

15 June is the date set aside each year to commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Regrettably, elder abuse is a growing problem both in Australia and around the world.  It is an issue that is largely hidden, and very difficult to detect. Continue reading

Zoom – the future of euthanasia?

In the United States, news has emerged of the growing industry of “assisted suicide by Skype”, with many patients being assessed online by doctors who have never met them or examined them in person. This practice has accelerated in the time that Coronavirus restrictions have been in place. Continue reading

Unfinished business: Labor MP speaks of Qld euthanasia delay

Referring the issue of euthanasia and assisted suicide to the Queensland Law Reform Commission (QLRC) has not taken it off the table as an election issue. Continue reading