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July 16, 2018

David Goodall’s final hour: An appointment with death

ABC TV

Foreign Correspondent joined Perth scientist David Goodall, 104, to record an intimate portrait of his final days as he crossed the globe to farewell family and campaign for his last rights. Watch Foreign Correspondent HERE In a spare one-bedroom apartment tucked behind a storage yard on the outskirts of a small town at the foot […]

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July 8, 2018

Memorial for scientist who took own life

AAP

A public memorial will be held in Perth for Australia’s oldest scientist David Goodall, who died in Switzerland from assisted suicide aged 104. Professor Goodall took his own life on May 10 at a clinic near Basel after spending his last days patiently and openly explaining his decision to a huge media throng from around […]

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March 27, 2018

Controversial advocate for ‘voluntary euthanasia’ earns fans in Canada

CTVNews

While Canada’s current laws on medically assisted death are being challenged in and out of court, there is another type of discussion quietly percolating across Canada, bolstered by a controversial former physician who advocates for what he calls “personal euthanasia.” Philip Nitschke is the founder of Exit International and an Australian former physician who now […]

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June 30, 2016

Euthanasia Laws Imminent in Australia says Nitschke

AAP

Two decades after the Northern Territory enacted world-first laws legalising euthanasia, an ageing Australian population is clamouring for the right to end their lives when they choose, says campaigner Philip Nitschke. On July 1, 1996, the NT passed the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, which allowed a doctor to provide lethal drugs or administer […]

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April 28, 2015

Dr Philip Nitschke on BBC Hardtalk

BBC Hardtalk, with Zeinab Badawi

27 April 2015 Last updated at 18:01 BST Dr Philip Nitschke is an Australian humanist, author and founder and director of the pro-euthanasia group Exit International. He says he believes the right to die should be recognized as a fundamental human right. “If we’re going to acknowledge the right to life, we’ve got to be […]

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April 23, 2015

Breaking News: Irish assisted suicide trial

News 24

A jury at the Circuit Criminal Court has been sent home for the night after earlier beginning deliberations on a verdict in the trial of a Dublin woman charged with attempting to assist the suicide of another woman by making arrangements for her to travel to Zurich. Gail O’Rorke, 43, was last week acquitted on […]