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Euthanasia



facts:

  • Assisting suicide is illegal in Australia, however prosecutions have been rare.

  • Victoria is currently discussing a bill that legalises medically assisted death for those suffering with an advanced and incurable illness, disease or medical condition, who are over the age of 18. Only patients can request for physician assisted suicide, and they would have to make three requests, which must be assessed by two doctors, before they pass the requirements.

issue:

Should physician assisted

suicide be legalised?



sources:

  1. The Conversation; ‘Safe assisted dying laws are possible, so let’s make them’

  2. Herald Sun; ‘Matt Johnston: Debate on voluntary euthanasia is looming in Victorian parliament’

  3. The Conversation; 'Voluntary assisted dying is not a black-and-white issue for Christians – they can, in good faith, support it’

  4. The Conversation; 'Viewpoints: should euthanasia be available for people with existential suffering?’

  5. The Australian ‘The waiting room: public ahead of doctors in euthanasia debate’

  6. The Conversation; 'South Australia’s reasons for voting down euthanasia go against the evidence’

  7. SMH; ‘Why I'll be voting no to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017’

  8. Central Western Daily; ’THE POWER OF NUN: It’s time for a palliative push by NSW’s politicians‘

  9. Adelaide Now; ‘Rex Jory: If euthanasia was legalised in certain restricted circumstances, where do we draw the line'


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