Paul Russell

Paul Russell is director and founder of the national network HOPE:// Preventing Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide. Paul has been involved in campaigning and lobbying on family and pro-life policy for many years in South Australia and nationally.

Euthanasia by any other name
15 Nov 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, euthanasia
is still the deliberate taking of a human life and politicians are right to reject it.

Elder Abuse: Our most appalling crime
29 Sep 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
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
5 Sep 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Australia, Philip Nitschke
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
29 Aug 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: elder abuse, Tasmania
It's time for Premier Giddings to rethink her commitment to euthanasia legislation.

South Australia: going for Gold!
14 Aug 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: South Australia
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.

Vulnerable at the end of life
18 Jun 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide, elder abuse, euthanasia
June 15 was Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Wishing it away won't make it stop.

Hard cases, great cases, and bad law
17 Apr 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, locked-in syndrome, UK
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.

Yes Minister’s guide to reports on euthanasia
22 Feb 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia
“Never suggest an inquiry unless you know the outcome beforehand.” A commonly used phrase in politics and, most likely, the kind of advice Sir Humphrey Appleby might have given Jim Hacker MP in the British political comedy, Yes Minister!

“Not a good look”
20 Feb 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
Not a good look” said euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke to an ABC news journalist. He was referring to the fact that Merin Nielsen, the man convicted last week in a Brisbane court of the assisted suicide of Frank Ward in 2009 was the sole beneficiary of Ward’s estate.

Death on wheels
9 Dec 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands
A Dutch MP thinks mobile euthanasia units are worth considering.

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