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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 […]

May 8, 2018

Prof David Goodall Exit International Press Conference Basel CH – Wed 3pm

  Exit Press Release On Thursday 10 May 2018, esteemed scientist Emeritus Professor David Goodall will undertake a final appointment with Life Circle/ Eternal Spirit Foundation in Basel Switzerland to end his life. British born Professor Goodall of Perth Western Australia turned 104 on 4 April 2018. While David is not sick, he says he […]

May 4, 2018

NYT: Why David Goodall, 104, Renowned Australian Scientist, Wants to Die

Yonette Joseph, New York Times

David Goodall, 104, who is believed to be Australia’s oldest scientist, wants to die. But he can’t do it in his own country, where assisted suicide is banned. So on Wednesday, he took what was expected to be his last flight, bound for Europe, to accomplish his goal — and renewed a debate in Australia […]

April 24, 2018

Is extreme old age a terminal condition?

Martin Hansen, The Gisborne Herald

David Seymour’s End of Life Choice bill, now before Parliament, is similar to legislation and proposed legislation in other countries in that it is restricted to those who wish to die because they are terminally ill or are enduring unbearable suffering that cannot be relieved by palliative care. In this context it’s relevant to consider […]