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The Exit Internationalist

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 […]

August 19, 2017

Euthanasia Flash Mob on Gold Coast

On Saturday 19 August, the Exit community came together to celebrate Philip Nitschke’s 70th Birthday and Exit International’s 20th Birthday. Over 50 people of all ages took place in an impromptu flash mob dance to Bon Jovi’s anthem, ‘It’s my life’. It was great fun and the dance was completed before the Gold Coast Council […]

August 6, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: 1000+ elderly Australians book for Exit workshop tour

In a planned national tour beginning on 12 August in Darwin, Exit Director Dr Philip Nitschke will return to Australia to run DIY suicide workshops for the elderly. Workshops will be held in every capital, along with several regional centres. Interest in the planned series has been particularly strong, with over 1000 Exit members, average […]

August 6, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: NZ report drives interest in DIY euthanasia options

Exit International claims there will be a number of direct consequences that will flow from the release of the NZ Parliamentary Health Select Committee review into euthanasia and assisted suicide. The report fails to make any recommendations that would lead to a change in the Crimes Act that would allow any legal assistance to suicide, […]

July 28, 2017

Our Aged have Earned the Right to Leave Us if They Wish

The Australian, Philip Nitschke

As the Euthanasia issue heats up again in Victoria, many in the community are wondering aloud what the fuss is all for. For some, Victoria’s proposed law will represent an historical breakthrough. Since the Northern Territory’s Rights of the Terminally Ill Act was quashed by Federal Parliament 20 years ago, Australia has led the world […]

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 […]