New South Wales Legislative Council narrowly rejects assisted suicide

On Thursday 16 November the New South Wales Legislative Council narrowly rejected the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 by 20 votes to 19. The vote took place at almost midnight after a long debate through the day.

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating welcomed the news, saying:

Questions and answers on the Victorian “Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017”

Questions and answers on the Victorian “Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017

To be debated in the Victorian Legislative Council (late 2017)

Dr Peter McCullagh MD (Melb), D Phil (Oxon), MRCP (Lond) *

Q Has the frequency of euthanasia cases stabilised in Belgium following legalisation in 2003?
A Hardly. Despite an initial expectation that this would occur after a ‘backlog’ had been processed, there has been a steady increase from 235 in the first year to 1807 in 2013.Source

Victorian suicide bill - Labor's shame

The President of Right to Life Australia, Margaret Tighe, said today was a tragic day for the people of Victoria and indeed for the people of Australia.

Government doctor-prescribed suicide bill introduced

Margaret Tighe, President of Right To Life Australia said today:

“The Victorian Government is today introducing into the Parliament legislation which will give doctors the power to deliberately end the lives of those patients who request it under certain circumstances.

D grade video needs Fact Check

"The depiction of the death of Victorian Mr Sims using a 12 year old  DVD movie is an amateur attempt at influencing young people to lobby MPs for assisted suicide," said Mary Collier CEO Right to Life Australia.

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