Tag: Victoria State

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 »

Doctors appeal to Vic MPs to vote down assisted dying bill

by Jane Lee, PM (ABC Radio), 16 October 2017 A number of doctors with patients nearing the end of their lives insist that an assisted dying scheme is dangerous and unnecessary, a day before the Victorian Parliament is set to debate a bill that could make it legal. The geriatric medicine and palliative care specialists… Read more »

101 oncologists oppose assisted suicide legislation

Letter sent to Parliament of Victoria, 19 September 2017 We collectively represent a significant proportion of the oncology workforce in the state of Victoria. Physician assisted dying places people at risk of coercion that is both active and passive. As a consequence of assisted dying laws, society re-assesses the value of life; and the individual… Read more »