Voluntary assisted dying bill offers historic opportunity for Victorians
Dying with Dignity

Voluntary assisted dying bill offers historic opportunity for Victorians

The final wish of my grandparents to have power over their own deaths and dying is finally within sight....

Tosca Lloyd

16 October 2017

Religious ‘leaders’ determined to alienate their flocks
Census

Religious ‘leaders’ determined to alienate their flocks

Anglican and Catholic bishops seem to be going out of their way to alienate their constituencies, including in respect...

Meredith Doig

15 October 2017

AMA Position Statement on Voluntary Assisted Dying
Dying with Dignity

AMA Position Statement on Voluntary Assisted Dying

In November 2016, the Australian Medical Association, which represents about a third of medicos in this country, updated its...

Meredith Doig

19 December 2016

HUMAN RIGHTS

Letter: Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Bill

The Hon. Jill Hennessy Minister for Health Victorian Parliament. 13 September 2016 Dear Minister,  ...

Meredith Doig

13 September 2016

Are we asking the wrong questions on Dying With Dignity?
HUMAN RIGHTS

Are we asking the wrong questions on Dying With Dignity?

Television producer and performer Andrew Denton has provided us all with some useful and important information about voluntary euthanasia...

Meredith Doig

24 August 2016

Duty and Courage
HUMAN RIGHTS

Duty and Courage

The Editor, The Age Dear Sir, Progress in human affairs has always been achieved by the courageous. Think Martin...

Meredith Doig

08 March 2016

The right to die at home
HUMAN RIGHTS

The right to die at home

RSA board member Chris Fotinopoulos reflects on where we might want to die. Source: The right to die at...

Chris Fotinopoulos

05 December 2015

“Damn you to hell, Kevin Andrews”
HUMAN RIGHTS

“Damn you to hell, Kevin Andrews”

John Baylis of Darwin suffered from motor neuron disease, a progressive condition involving degeneration and wasting of the muscles. He...

Meredith Doig

17 November 2015