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Assisted Suicide: The Musical

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With the Victorian Premier pushing for a parliamentary conscience vote on euthanasia this year, Assisted Suicide: The Musical is a must see at the Festival!

Following sell-out shows in the UK, disability rights campaigner and actor Liz Carr (Clarissa Mullery in the BBC’s Silent Witness) brings you her ‘TED talk with show tunes’ to explore this most topical of taboos.

Whilst opinion polls in the UK would have you believe that the majority think it’s a humane choice to legalise euthanasia or assisted suicide for terminally ill and disabled people, Liz and many others disagree—including the UK Parliament who in September 2015 voted overwhelmingly against an assisted suicide law.

Liz has debated this subject on television, been on a euthanasia road trip to all the countries where assisted suicide or euthanasia are legal and she has made this experience into a two-part BBC World Service radio documentary, ‘When Assisted Death is Legal’.

Confronting the lack of creative work exploring this most complex and controversial of subjects, she decided to combine her life as a performer with her life as a campaigner and her love of sequins and glitter. Assisted Suicide: The Musical was born.

She is joined by director Mark Whitelaw, composer Ian Hill and a talented cast to express this important but often unheard perspective.

Click here to read The Age's review

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Vol Assisted Dying Bill discussion paper The Vic Andrews Govt has released a Discussion paper on its proposed Euthanasia Bill asking Victorians to help design the death bill! Prof Brian Owler, Chair-Ministerial Advisory Panel stated “… the panel will not consider feedback that expresses an opinion for or against assisted dying.  The panel asks for "feedback based on people's" expertise and experience to provide perspectives on the access, safeguards and practical considerations in creating a compassionate and safe assisted dying framework". Obviously the views of those "experienced" in the detail of killing patients are being sought but those who oppose the killing are excluded.  Express your opposition to the design of the killing programme! It is the next step in the deadly process. Send an email to the Panel by Mon 10 April 2017 to <>    Contact your MP and tell him/her you oppose the design of a bill which kills Victorians.  Email us for contact details.

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The Right to Life Australia Inc. defends the right to life of all human beings from conception until natural death. We lobby government for legal protection of the most vulnerable in society – the unborn baby, elderly, sick and those with disabilities. Right to Life Australia provides free counselling to women facing crisis pregnancies.  We are non-party political and non-denominational.

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