September Archive


Elder Abuse: Our most appalling crime

Paul Russell | 29 September 2012

Congratulations to the Tasmanian Government for their announcements this week of an initiative to fight Elder Abuse in the island state. The 12 month project funded by the State Government to the tune of $120,000 will attempt to gauge the extent of the problem.


Swiss parliament rejects more regulation of assisted suicide

Michael Cook | 28 September 2012

The lower house of the Swiss parliament has declined to tighten controls on assisted suicide. MPs felt that self-regulation by groups like Exit and Dignitas was enough.


New first for Belgium: prisoner euthanasia

Michael Cook | 16 September 2012

No doubt about it: Belgium is the place to be for creative applications of legalised euthanasia. Last year Belgian transplant surgeons revealed that they had harvested organs from four people who were voluntarily euthanased. Now it appears that one prisoner, a rapist-murderer, has already died after voluntary euthanasia and another has requested it.


Nitschke and Exit must answer questions

Paul Russell | 05 September 2012

The roll out of Exit International and Dr Philip Nitschke’s latest project, the provision of kits that include a nitrogen cylinder to bring about death by suffocation, should ring alarm bells with the Australian public and regulatory authorities.


A taste for (a healthy, happy long) life: an Italian Family!

Vincenzina Santoro | 05 September 2012

Meet Italian siblings who, collectively, are aged 846 years old.


 
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