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December 24, 2019

A design for death: meeting the bad boy of the euthanasia movement

The Economist 1843 Magazine, Mark Smith

It’s a sunny autumn morning in the Jordaan, Amsterdam’s chocolate-boxiest district. Over tea in a modishly renovated maisonette, a voluble Australian 72 year-0ld wearing round glasses and fashionable denim is regaling me with his new-year plans, which involve “an elegant gas chamber” stationed at a secret location in Switzerland and “a happily dead body”. My host’s […]

December 10, 2019

History made as Voluntary Assisted Dying Dying becomes Law in WA

WA Today, Nathan Hondros

The McGowan Government’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill will now become law after the lower house signed off on the Legislative Council’s amendments. Western Australia has become the third jurisdiction in the federation – and 19th in the world – to legalise euthanasia, with the McGowan government’s voluntary assisted dying law clearing its final parliamentary hurdle […]

December 6, 2019

WA assisted dying laws pass through upper house

WAtoday

The West Australian government is set to end the year with legislative victory after its euthanasia laws passed the upper house. Legislative Council MPs on Thursday voted 24-11 in favour of the bill, bringing to an end several months of heated and emotional debate. The upper house made more than 50 amendments during marathon debate […]

November 26, 2019

Vast Majority Support Euthanasia – NL

Hollandse Hoogte / Frank Muller / Zorginbeeld @ CBS.nl

Euthanasia should under certain circumstances be allowed, according to 87 percent of the adult population in the Netherlands. Conversely, 8 percent are opposed to euthanasia under all circumstances and 5 percent are unable or unwilling to say anything about it. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on the survey Perceptions 2018. Religion plays an important […]

September 17, 2019

Philip Nitschke: WA dying laws will have to change for people like David Goodall

WA Today, Nathan Hondros

WA’s draft voluntary assisted dying laws would not have helped 104-year-old botanist David Goodall take his own life. Veteran euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke says WA’s laws will have to change so people like Dr Goodall, who was not suffering a terminal illness, won’t be forced to travel to Switzerland to die. Veteran euthanasia campaigner Philip […]

September 12, 2019

Philip Nitschke speaks of Dutch Dementia case on Al Jazeera ‘New Hour’

Exit International has welcomed the verdict in the criminal case today in the Hague which found a doctor not guilty of the forced euthanasia of a woman with severe dementia. Speaking from Amsterdam, Exit Director, Dr Philip Nitschke, said it was a common sense verdict for the court to find that the doctor had not […]

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September 11, 2019

Dutch Court Upholds Right of Dementia Patient to Voluntary Euthanasia

Media Release Dutch Court Rules Euthanasia OK for Dementia Patients Exit International has welcomed the verdict in the criminal case today in the Hague which found a doctor not guilty of the forced euthanasia of a woman with severe dementia. Speaking from Amsterdam, Exit Director, Dr Philip Nitschke, said it was a common sense verdict […]

September 3, 2019

Dutch D66 working on bill for assisted suicide for ‘completed life’

NL Times, Janene Pieters

Early next year Dutch Parliament coalition party D66 will submit a legislative proposal to make assisted suicide possible at the end of a “full” and “completed” life, parliamentarian Pia Dijkstra said in an interview with newspaper AD. The bill is a sensitive topic for Christian parties and coalition partners CDA and ChristenUnie, according to the newspaper. […]