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August 10, 2019

Euthanasia Police Raid Items Returned to Dr Nitschke

Andrew Hough, The Adelaide Advertiser

A controversial euthanasia advocate has criticised police after his personal belongings were returned yesterday – more than five years after raids on his Adelaide home.Major crime detectives interviewed voluntarily voluntary assisted dying campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke over the death of terminal cancer patient Max Bromson, 67, who died in a Glenelg motel on July 28, […]

July 9, 2019

Death Row drugs on sale at discount to teenagers

The Sunday Mirror, Amy Sharpe

Suicidal schoolchildren are being offered a Death Row drug for £220. And website ghouls are preying on their vulnerability with a sickening half-price discount for ‘0 to 19-year-olds’ on killer Nembutal, which is used to execute prisoners in the US. One promotion even features a “lethal dose calculator” based on age – as low as […]

May 8, 2019

Reinventing death: Nitschke’s new exit pod

Tracey Ferrier, Australian Associated Press AAP

As visitors file past Philip Nitschke’s original death machine in London’s Science Museum, his sleek new 3D-printed model is about to go on display in Venice as a piece of art. The Sarco death pod is a far cry from the Australian doctor’s first euthanasia machine, which he admits “was not the finest piece of […]

March 7, 2019

Firefighter chooses Swiss option to leave

Mornington Peninsula News, Stephen Taylor

Firefighter’s farewell: Troy Thornton’s wife Christine and children Laura and Jack walk behind a piper past an honour guard of his CFA colleagues after Friday’s memorial service at the New Peninsula Baptist Church, Mt Martha. TROY Thornton, the former officer-in-charge at Mornington Fire Station who chose to end his life in a Swiss euthanasia clinic […]

March 3, 2019

‘Last moments were beautiful’: Wife remembers firefighter who died Swiss euthanasia clinic

Sydney Morning Herald, Simone Fox Koob

When Christine Thornton said goodbye to her husband at a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland last week, he turned to her, told her he loved her, and said, “I’m going now”. They had spent four days by each other’s side, having coffee in Basel’s picturesque old town, eating cheese in the Swiss Alps and visiting the […]

February 12, 2019

The Right to Choose Death

Sunday Business Post (IE), Siobhán Brett

Philip Nitschke is now 71 years of age, but he was almost 50 when he came up with a device he called a “deliverance machine”. The Australian doctor set up a bedside computer that was designed – once three unambiguous questions were answered affirmatively – to administer a lethal dose of barbiturates, intravenously, with one […]