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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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July 8, 2018

Memorial Celebrates Life of David Goodall

AAP, in The Daily Mail

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 […]

May 30, 2018

Echontedaily Byron Bay, Chris Dobney

Jim*, a disabled pensioner living in the Tweed, was paid a surprise middle-of-the-night visit on Friday (May 25) by local police to inquire as to his ‘mental state’ and whether or not he had imported the euthanasia drug Nembutal. Jim told Echonetdaily two police shone torches through the windows of his duplex and banged on […]

May 28, 2018

Australian, 104, dies in assisted suicide in Switzerland

Associated Press, PHILIPP JENNE

LIESTAL, Switzerland (AP) — A 104-year-old Australian biologist who drew international attention to his right-to-die case ended his life in Switzerland on Thursday, an advocacy group said. Exit International, the group that helped David Goodall carry out his wish, said the scientist was declared dead at 12:30 p.m. in Liestal, a town outside the city […]

May 28, 2018

‘Suicide tourism’ & understanding the Swiss model of the right to die

Samuel Blouin, The Conversation

Two weeks ago, the 104-year-old Australian scientist David Goodall flew from his home in Western Australia to Switzerland to access assisted suicide with the help of lifecircle and Exit International, two right-to-die societies. Goodall was part of a broader but marginal phenomenon sometimes referred to as “suicide tourism.” This occurs when a person travels to […]

May 24, 2018

‘There’s just too many of us’: Scientist, 104, feared for the future of Earth

Daniel Piotrowski, Daily Mail UK

He traveled from Australia to Switzerland to die by suicide on May 10. Philip Nitschke revealed Dr Goodall, 104, was worried about over-population. ‘There are just too many of us, consuming too much,’ Dr Goodall reportedly said. ‘Allowing end of life choice for the elderly… is a logical step’  he added.   An 104-year-old scientist feared […]

May 10, 2018

Professor David Goodall’s Last Day

Final Day Press Release Professor David Goodall travelled to the Life Circle/ Eternal Spirit Foundation this morning for his final appointment. David was accompanied at the appointment by his grandchildren and Eternal Spirit staff. As he elected to receive a lethal injection, Dr Christian Weber administer a cannula to David’s arm. David turned the wheel […]