Father of four can’t afford medication; applies for euthanasia

Christophe began thinking about euthanasia three years ago. Continue reading

Dutch doctors feel pressure to euthanise

We know that laws allowing euthanasia and assisted suicide fundamentally change the therapeutic relationship between doctors and their patients. You cannot remove the prohibition on doctors killing their patients without serious consequences. Continue reading

Western Australian campaign update

HOPE has been very busy since the McGowan Government announced 8 months ago that it would introduce legislation to enable euthanasia and assisted suicide in WA. Continue reading

“Deeply concerned”: why geriatricians are fighting against euthanasia

“By succumbing to the push for voluntary assisted dying legislation, are we abandoning the push for quality end-of-life care and palliative care, and are we stating that there is no more we can offer and that death is the only option?” Continue reading

Queensland euthanasia inquiry hears alarming state of palliative care in the state

A group of concerned, experienced palliative medicine physicians has made an important contribution to the current euthanasia inquiry in Queensland. Continue reading

Euthanasia advocate reveals true agenda

The former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory who oversaw the country’s first euthanasia regime has told a Queensland parliamentary inquiry that he expects current euthanasia regimes passed or proposed in Australia would be extended to those who are not terminally ill, and who are “tired of life,” but not for another few decades. Continue reading

When those most opposed are the experts…

One of WA’s most senior palliative care nurses and a New Zealand based palliative medicine specialist have both come out in opposition to the looming euthanasia laws in their respective jurisdictions.  Continue reading

Man who helped his wife die walks free

Penelope Blume was suffering from motor neurone disease. Continue reading

10 things to know about the WA Panel Report

On Thursday, the West Australian Ministerial Expert Panel on Voluntary Assisted Dying released its final report on the implementation of euthanasia and assisted suicide in that state.  It gives a detailed insight into what a euthanasia and assisted suicide regime will look like, including the aspects of the Victorian regime that they have sought fit to dispense with as too restrictive. Continue reading

“I’m not completely familiar with the report.”

New Zealand’s Disability Commissioner Paula Tesoriero told TVNZ about how proposals to introduce euthanasia were “overwhelmingly opposed” by the disability sector, and spoke of some of the real fears expressed by the already vulnerable group. Continue reading