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Opinion November 25, 2017
The state and the right to die
“This is a victory of the people over the church, of secular views over dogma, of human rights over religious constraint, and of empirical evidence over fear and doubt. The bill allows, very simply, for people who are terminally ill and suffering intolerably …”
Opinion August 02, 2014
Why censuring Philip Nitschke clouds euthanasia debate
Philip Nitschke’s pointless medical suspension serves only to obfuscate the issues surrounding voluntary assisted dying.
News June 25, 2016
Victoria’s end-of-life choices inquiry and a tale of 3 deaths
A Victorian parliamentary inquiry’s recommendation that assisted dying be legalised may also lead to welcome changes in palliative care practices.
Opinion June 14, 2014
The language of euthanasia
The language we use to describe ending one’s life can hinder our ability to discuss the ethical issues.