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September 12, 2017

Critique of the New Dutch Euthanasia Powder

According to a Dutch Euthanasia group, a fast and painless death is all but guaranteed with a ‘new pill of Drion’ in the form of powder. But is it? The means of euthanasia currently being advocated by a relatively new organization have been criticized for the terrible side effects it can cause. Boudewijn Chabot is […]

August 22, 2017

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke in Adelaide for seminar

Lauren Novak, The Adelaide Advertiser

VOLUNTARY euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke will run a workshop in Adelaide on Monday on new end-of-life and suicide “options” for elderly attendees. About 100 people are expected to attend the forum, at the Prospect Town Hall from 1pm. Dr Nitschke is also calling on SA Police to return items taken during a raid of […]

July 28, 2017

Mother ’ s torture broke my heart, says Philip Nitschke

The Australian, Samantha Hutchinson

Euthanasia activist Philip Nit­schke has used the case of his mother to illustrate why he ­believes Victoria’s voluntary ­euthanasia laws will not work for the vast majority of people who are calling for them. Dr Nitschke’s mother Gwen died in December 2015, aged 95, after spending more than six years in a South Australian nursing […]

July 26, 2017

Victoria’s euthanasia bill ‘endorsed ­suicide’: Deputy Premier

The Australian, Samantha Hutchinson

The Deputy Premier of Victoria has split from Daniel Andrews and heavily criticised his party’s voluntary euthanasia laws, ­describing them as “endorsed ­suicide” that puts the vulnerable at risk. James Merlino said he would vote against Labor’s bill. “I have deep concerns that these laws put at risk some of our most vulnerable Victorians, who […]

July 25, 2017

Euthanasia plan not enough, says Philip Nitschke

The Australian, Samantha Hutchinson

Victoria’s voluntary euthanasia plan does not go far enough to ­address the needs of an ageing population demanding more control over how they die, ­according to euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke. Dr Nitschke applauded the government’s attempt to create what will be the country’s only program giving terminal patients the right to die, but said the […]

February 26, 2017

Police stance was to not answer questions over details of euthanasia checkpoint

The Dominion Post, Tom Hunt

Police withheld information about a controversial operation because it would only open them up to further questions, emails reveal. But the stance – outlined in internal emails – has been defended by police, because which say revealing too much information could jeopardise ongoing inquiries or future court cases. In late 2016 Police ran Operation Painter, which saw officers […]