Paternalism in the Apple Isle
Paul Russell | 9 Feb 2013
Anyone who follows Australian politics and politics in general knows the old saying: never run an inquiry if you don’t know the outcome.
Elder Abuse: Our most appalling crime
Paul Russell | 29 Sep 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.
Nitschke and Exit must answer questions
Paul Russell | 5 Sep 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.
Tasmania launches elder abuse initiative
Paul Russell | 29 Aug 2012
It's time for Premier Giddings to rethink her commitment to euthanasia legislation.
South Australia: going for Gold!
Paul Russell | 14 Aug 2012
With the London Olympics coming to a close and the questions about Australia’s overall lack of performance against high expectations, two South Australian MPs look certain to make sure that at least one Australian state holds a world record. If The Hon Bob Such Mp and Steph Key MP are true to their words on the ABC 7:30 Report (SA) recently, then they will both be introducing new euthanasia bills into the parliament when sitting resumes in September. These will be the sixth and seventh bills introduced since this parliament began in March 2010.
Hard cases, great cases, and bad law
Paul Russell | 17 Apr 2012
The UK case of the plight of Locked-In suffer, Tony Nicklinson, who is seeking to ‘change the existing understanding of the common law’ on assisted suicide (effectively, murder) is by any rendering a hard case.
Paul Russell | 8 Mar 2012
No one should begrudge any Australian or group of Australian’s from ‘pushing their barrow’ in seeking to further their agenda, whatever that might be.