>>> PP eHandbook 1 Nov 13 Update: Now Available
Updated 25 October 2013
>>> Nitschke Autobiography to be launched in Tasmania
Updated 14 October 2013
Melbourne University Press will host the Tasmanian launch of the autobiography of Exit International's Dr Philip Nitschke this week.
Written with Peter Corris, Damned If I Do traces Philip's remarkable life from boyhood in rural South Australia to his ground-breaking work in the right to die movement.
This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight. - See more at: https://www.mup.com.au/items/118098#sthash.GeaJ2ZK7.dp
Come & hear Philip speak about Damned If I Do at Fullers Bookstore in Hobart as Parliamentary Debate on Tasmania's Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill gets underway
Hobart Barrister, Greg Barns, will launch Damned If I Do at:
>>> Jay Franklin Tells his Story to ABC 4 Corners
Updated 16 September 2013
After 36 years struggling with that situation, Jay Franklin says he's had enough and he wants to end his own life.
Because assisted suicide, or voluntary euthanasia, is illegal in Australia he is forced to apply to Switzerland to fulfil his wish.
Jay's story raises many questions: why doesn't society allow an individual with an incurable condition the right to seek assistance to end their own life? Is it right that a person is forced to go overseas to die in this way? And why don't our political representatives deal with the issue in an open and free manner?
Jay Franklin tells his story to ABC TV's Liz Jackson on 4 Corners
Updated 24 September 2013
The Voluntary Euthanasia Party launched its Federal Election campaign in Sydney at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on 19 August. This is the first VE party for Australia. The Party nominated a range of candidates in New South Wales, the ACT and the Northern Territory.
Three of the candidates standing were seriously ill members of Exit International. They included: Max Bromson (SA Senate), Martin Burgess (NT House of Reps) and Loredana Mulhall (Senate, NSW). Dr Philip Nitschke stood for the Senate in the ACT and achieved 1.64% of the vote (compared to 1.19% for Julian Assange in the Victorian Senate race).
The VEP plans to stand candidates in the South Australian election due early 2014.
To read news of the launch visit the ABC or News.
>>> London Workshop Attendees Battle Wierdos at Door
|PAID Protestors Picketing |
Updated 25 June 2013
A crowd of more than 100 elderly & seriously ill folk were forced to battle PAID black-robed, anonymous protestors representing the 'Care not Killing' Coalition to gain entry to Dragon Hall in London on Tuesday in order to attend Exit's Workshop.
It was only when the demonstrators were unable to engage in debate about VE with meeting attendees & the organiser was heard to shout 'ok we can leave now. Meet around the corner where we are parked for your pay and your lunches' that the truth emerged.
Hire a crowd, hire a costume?
It was pretty pathetic that the group could not even muster genuine protestors. Makes you wonder who, apart from the organiser believes the rubbish this group comes out with.
>>> License to Kill: A New Al Jazeera Documentary
|Watch the documentary above|
Updated 20 May 2013
Is Australia's moral compass being called into question as opinions change about euthanasia?
101 East is Al Jazeera's weekly Asian current affairs program covering a dynamic region with diverse cultures & conflicting politics. With special reports, interviews & debates, 101 East tackles the issues that unify & divide Asia.
101 East airs each week at the following times GMT:
>>> Fiji: Pacific Solution for a Peaceful Death
Updated 28 August 2012
In early 2011, Exit International approached the Fijian Government with a proposal to open a Dignitas-style 'Assisted Suicide' clinic in Nandi.
In June 2011, the Fijian Attorney General requested a detailed proposal.
In late August 2012, Exit International gave The Age & Sydney Morning Herald newspapers exclusive access to the correspondence & the discussions to date.
>>> Max Dog Brewing Now Shipping
Posted 7 July 2012
Exit subsidiary Max Dog Brewing produces small, easy-to-store cylinders of compressed Nitrogen gas.
- Brewers use Nitrogen for beer with tiny bubbles (eg. stout & porters).
- Cyclists & racing car drivers Nitrogen-filled tyres for that added 'you-know-what'.
>>> Exit Member Pleads for SA Bill to Pass
Posted 24 September 2011
With the South Australian parliament due to vote for a third time this week on Labor MP Steph Key's Medical Decriminalisation Bill, Exit Member Terry O'Connell, who suffers from advanced MS has spoken out on ABC TV's Stateline SA.
>>> Don & Iris Flounders Die Peacefully at Home 'holding hands'
Posted 2 May 2011
On the evening of 28 April 2011, long-time Exit members Don & Iris Flounders finally drank the Nembutal they had obtained 3 years earlier in Tijuana. Terminally ill and bed-ridden with mesothelioma, Don said his quality of life had shrunk to the 4 walls of his bedroom.
Iris maintained to the end that she did not want to live on without him.
The final statement of the Flounders posted on You Tube on Monday 2 May 2011. Click HERE.
The UK's Daily Mail report of their passing can be found HERE.
The 7 News report of Don and Iris' trip to Tijuana can be viewed HERE.
>>> The Meaning of Life according to Philip Nitschke
Updated 13 March 2011
Sunday night's guest on the ABC TV's flagship program Compass - Life's Big Questions with Scott Stephens - Dr Philip Nitschke, one of our most controversial Australians. Philip’s stand on voluntary euthanasia has inextricably connected him to death, and he has a lot to say about the meaning of life too.
The show can be viewed online HERE.