Tag: vulnerable

Assisted dying laws pose a grave risk to the vulnerable

by Joel Hodge, The Age, 7 September 2017 Joel Hodge is a senior lecturer in the School of Theology at Australian Catholic University. In a study of states with euthanasia law, published in Current Oncology, Dr J. Pereira writes that “laws and safeguards are regularly ignored and transgressed in all the jurisdictions and that transgressions are… Read more »

Why I’ll be voting no to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017

by Walt Secord, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 September 2017 Walt Secord is NSW Shadow Health Minister for Health and Deputy Opposition leader in the NSW Legislative Council. I saw first-hand the experiences of those in our nation’s nursing homes and how it was almost impossible – despite the best intentions – to protect the most vulnerable… Read more »

Elder abuse on the rise in step with galloping property prices

by Graham Hill, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 August 2017 Dr Graham Hill is the chairman of National Legal Aid, the peak body representing legal aid commissions in all states and territories. Growing numbers of older people are being pressured by adult children to guarantee enormous loans. The pressure on older people can be immense. Adult children… Read more »