Philip Nitschke

Converting the miserabilists
Michael Cook | Dec 8 2016 | comment  
The fundamental question in confronting euthanasia is whether life is worth living

Making suicide easier – and no one takes notice
Paul Russell | Dec 17 2015 | comment  
Why aren't suicide prevention agencies denouncing Philip Nitschke?

Nitschke tells medical board to go to blazes
Michael Cook | Nov 30 2015 | comment  
Burns practicing certificate and announces plans for a right-to-die campaign

Australia’s ‘Dr Death’ forced to stop promoting suicide
Michael Cook | Oct 28 2015 | comment  
Severe conditions placed on Philip Nitschke's registration

Comedy is deadly serious for Philip Nitschke
Paul Russell | Aug 4 2015 | comment  
His new career as a stand-up comic is faltering.

Australian Medical Association expels Nitschke
Paul Russell | Mar 12 2015 | comment  
Professional consequences mount for Australia's notorious euthanasia doctor

Australian euthanasia doctor battles deregistration
Paul Russell | Nov 14 2014 | comment  
Philip Nitschke is making a stand on the validity of rational suicide.

A man who disdains euphemisms
Paul Russell | Jul 8 2014 | comment  
Philip Nitschke is forcing Australians to see how serious assisted suicide is.

Nitschke and Exit must answer questions
Paul Russell | Sep 5 2012 | comment  
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.

Right-to-die movement has split into two warring camps, says Nitschke
Michael Cook | Jul 20 2012 | comment  
The right-to-die movement has split into two warring camps, according to Australian euthanasia activist Dr Philip Nitschke. Speaking at the annual conference of right-to-die societies in Zurich, he complained that half of the world federation’s board were critical of his attempts to create a do-it-yourself suicide technology.

Nitschke in headlines again
Paul Russell | Sep 27 2011 | comment  
For some time now, Philip Nitschke has been claiming that he had ‘discovered’ a ‘loophole’ in the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s procedures and protocols that would allow him to import the drug Nembutal into Australia.

Nitschke in new ploy to import lethal drug
Michael Cook | Aug 5 2011 | comment  
Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke is trying to use a legal loophole to obtain the euthanasia drug Nembutal for two South Australians. They are among six terminally ill patients who have asked Dr Nitschke to import the sedative through the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s special access scheme for patients with a “legitimate need.”

A terror management strategy for dementia
Paul Russell | Jul 29 2011 | comment  
When the headline act in the Nitschke travelling road show’s visit to Bendigo is titled, Voluntary euthanasia: Making choices in the context of Alzheimer’s and dementia, we need to ask some serious questions about what the real agenda might be and who gets hurt.

What we all need is a user-friendly euthanasia clinic, says Nitschke
Michael Cook | May 20 2011 | comment  
Euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke has reiterated his determination to set up “Exit clinics” where people can organise their deaths – as soon as legislation is passed in Tasmania or South Australia. Writing this week in Online Opinion, an Australian web magazine, Dr Nitschke says:

Don’t pull down the fence!
Paul Russell | May 17 2011 | comment  
On May 17 I was invited by the Sydney University Union to speak at a ‘Q & A style’ debate on the issue of euthanasia & assisted suicide. With me on the ‘no’ side was Dr. Andrew Pesce, President of the Australian Medical Association who spoke exceptionally well about why the AMA does not support euthanasia & assisted suicide. On the ‘yes’ side were Dr Philip Nitschke and NSW Greens MLC, Cate Faehrmann. Following is my text:

We we should not decriminalise assisted suicide
Paul Russell | May 5 2011 | comment  
Recent news in respect to court proceedings against Mr. David Scott Mathers for the assisted suicide of his partner, Eva Griffith in July 2009, deserve scrutiny; as do comments from Dr. Nitschke and from Michael Duffy in the Sydney Morning Herald.

UK high school kids taught about assisted suicide
Paul Russell | Apr 17 2011 | comment  
Revelations this week that a UK company that produces educational videos for school children has included in its production vision of Dr. Nitschke’s ‘death machine’, explanations on how it works and footage from his workshops explaining his other suicide methods has shocked even pro-euthanasia advocates in the UK.

Reasons to thank Philip Nitschke
Paul Russell | Apr 4 2011 | comment  
I never thought I’d be giving a bouquet to ‘doctor death’. After all, there’s nothing that he has said or done in the public eye that I find the least bit agreeable (except, perhaps, the recent picture of his visit with his mother).

Nitschke plans suicide clinic for Adelaide
Michael Cook | Mar 29 2011 | comment  
The prospect of opening a suicide clinic in his home town of Adelaide has brought out the hidden human side of euthanasia activist Dr Philip Nitschke. Today’s Australian featured a tender picture of Dr Nitschke holding the hands of his 90-year-old mother Gweneth Nitschke. She is a fan of his project to open up a clinic where people can access information and equipment about how to kill themselves.

Plans for Australian euthanasia clinics
Michael Cook | Mar 7 2011 | comment  
Although the passage of euthanasia laws in the Australian states of South Australia and Tasmanis is far from certain, activist Dr Philip Nitschke is already making plans. He wants to set up a euthanasia clinic in Adelaide or Hobart as soon as it is legalised.

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