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The Exit Internationalist

February 21, 2018

Checkpoint after Exit meeting to check elderly attendees were okay, court told

The Dominion Post, Court Reporter

Police set up a checkpoint to identify people leaving a pro-euthanasia group meeting to make sure they were okay, a jury has been told. A police officer’s evidence about the checkpoint was greeted with laughter from the public gallery at the High Court trial in Wellington of Susan Dale Austen, 67, who is charged with aiding […]

February 20, 2018

Exit Wellington Coordinator Found Not Guilty Assisted Suicide

Press Release In Wellington’s High Court today, Exit International Coordinator Suzy Austen, has been found not guilty of assisting in the June 2016 suicide of fellow Exit International member, Annemarie Treadwell. She has been found guilty of 2 of 3 charges of importing Nembutal. The two week trial heard from 30+ crown witnesses who documented […]

February 17, 2018

Susan Austen trial: Police bugs recorded Exit meeting at suspect’s home National News

Police audio bugs recorded a meeting of the Wellington branch of pro-euthanasia group Exit International, a jury has heard. Police had a High Court judge’s permission to bug the phone calls and home of branch chairwoman, Susan Austen. Austen had emphasised confidentiality as the October 2, 2016, meeting had begun. Austen, 67, has pleaded not guilty to […]

February 16, 2018


Off The Record, The Adelaide Advertiser

IT has served as a corner store, a house, holiday accommodation and a controversial euthanasia clinic, and now Philip Nitschke’s Gilberton home is on the market. Planning department records show that Nitschke’s wife, Fiona Stewart, purchased the property at 19 Gilbert St, Gilberton, in 2013. “We lived there for a couple of years when I […]



February 13, 2018

High Court trial of euthanasia campaigner Susan Austen gets under way on Monday National News

Susan Austen has pleaded not guilty to aiding a suicide and importing a drug that can be used for euthanasia. The trial of euthanasia campaigner Susan Austen begins in the High Court at Wellington on Monday. The 66-year-old retired Lower Hutt teacher faces one charge of aiding Annemarie Niesje Treadwell​ to commit suicide, and two charges of importing pentobarbitone, a […]

February 11, 2018

Qantas Dumps Luggage 150 Passengers in Favour UK Cricket Team Bags

Qantas Dumps Luggage of 150 Passengers at Wellington Airport in Preference to Carrying Bags of Absent British Cricket Team. A Qantas decision to load the luggage of the UK touring cricket team instead of the luggage of paying passengers on flight QF161 from Sydney to Wellington on Sunday has caused chaos for those involved such […]

February 4, 2018

Last Exit to Lismore: People planning Death over Retirement

Marea Donnelly, The Daily Telegraph

After playing “executioner” in Darwin 20 years ago, euthanasia advocate and Exit International founder Philip Nitschke dreams of the day when pensioners can store a death dose of barbiturates alongside their blood pressure medication. This afternoon up to 300 Baby Boomers will join Nitschke at Lismore Workers Club to learn what Australian laws they have […]

January 20, 2018

Euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke to visit Bundaberg

Bundaberg News Mail, Joe Castro

RIGHT TO DIE: Exit International spokesman Dr Phillip Nitschke will travel to Bundaberg next month for a public meeting and members’ workshop. IT WILL be almost six years to the day next month since Dr Philip Nitschke first visited Bundaberg and his message remains the same. The voluntary euthanasia advocate has chosen Bundaberg as one […]