Paternalism in the Apple Isle
Paul Russell | 09 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.
Big rise in Dutch euthanasia deaths
Michael Cook | 08 Oct 2012 |
Just-released statistics for Dutch euthanasia in 2011 show that the number of psychiatric patients who died has skyrocketed from 2 in 2010 to 13 last year. Euthanasia for people with dementia also rose substantially, to 49.
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.
New first for Belgium: prisoner euthanasia
Michael Cook | 16 Sep 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 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.
Prosecute police, says Dignitas. They stopped our suicide
Michael Cook | 17 Aug 2012 |
The Swiss group Dignitas has filed a complaint against the Zurich prosecutor’s office for interrupting an assisted suicide. On August 2, a 67-year-old woman suffering from a genetic disease who weighed only 35 kilos attempted to kill herself at a Dignitas clinic.