Tag: Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill

Euthanasia debate enters Vic’s upper house

Sky News Australia, 2 November 2017 Support for the Victorian government’s controversial assisted dying laws are on a knife’s edge, as debate is due to start in the upper house. Debate on the laws is scheduled for the upper house on Thursday and needs 21 votes to pass. It’s so far attracted about 20. Click… 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 »

All About Relieving Suffering? Think Again

A blog post from HOPE: Preventing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, 23 September 2017 It is surely irresponsible not to actually refer a person, who under the Bill’s requirements is supposedly experiencing suffering “that cannot be relieved”, to a palliative care specialist for a full and thorough palliative care assessment. The Bill simply adopts a checklist,… Read more »

Palliative care doctors hit out at state government’s proposed voluntary euthanasia laws

by Matt Johnston and Monique Hore, Herald Sun, 20 September 2017 But director of palliative medicine at St Vincent’s Melbourne, Associate Professor Mark Boughey, said he feared this would alter people’s attitudes towards healthcare and patients may feel pressure to end their lives early. Deputy director of palliative medicine at St Vincent’s, Dr Jenny Weil,… Read more »