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Euthanasia fails doctors’ code

Originally published in The Australian, 20 October 2017 By Michael Gannon The Victorian parliament is in the final stages of debating its Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. So is the Victorian community, and the Australian community. Events in Spring Street are being watched very closely nationally and internationally, and with good reason. There is a VAD bill before the NSW parliament, and a parliamentary committee on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide has …Read More

Palliative care experts warn NSW assisted dying bill ‘unsafe’

Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 2017 By Sean Nicholls Palliative care professionals have presented a united front against proposed voluntary assisted dying legislation on the eve of debate in the NSW Parliament, declaring the bill “cannot be made safe”. The NSW upper house is set to debate laws that would make it legal for terminally ill NSW residents aged 25 or over and expected to die …Read More