Tag: Care Alliance

Landmark Canadian court case proves euthanasia safeguards aren’t there

20 March 2018 “The current landmark court case in Canada again reinforces the fact that laws legalising euthanasia cannot provide safeguards that work,” says Dr Peter Thirkell, Care Alliance Secretary. Roger Foley has cerebellar ataxia, a terminal and incurable severe brain disorder that limits movement and leaves him unable to perform basic tasks independently. He… Read more »

Care Alliance Submission to Justice Select Committee

12 March 2018 The Care Alliance has made a submission to the Justice Select Committee on the End of Life Choice Bill. Submissions closed on Tuesday 6 March at midnight, and the Committee is now processing and  considering the submissions. Read the Care Alliance submission below. Care Alliance Submission to Justice Select Committee March 6 2018… Read more »

Care Alliance Welcomes Health Select Committee Report

Media Release, 23 November 2017 The legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Victoria, by the narrowest of margins, introduces an unsafe and unnecessary practice into the heart of their healthcare practice, says Dr Peter Thirkell, Spokesperson for the Care Alliance. Australian medical organisations have stated on numerous occasions that such laws are inherently unsafe,… Read more »