This Nov edition of the national ABC Encounter program called “A Modern Death” contains very personal interviews with DWDVic Vice-President Dr Rodney Syme, DWDnsw Communications Co-ordinator, Gideon Cordover and his mother, Nica Cordover, as they discusses the details of the assisted death of Robert Cordover in 2009.
Read the latest DWDnsw Newsletter summer edition. It contains lots of information and feedback about the recent activities, the Parliamentary Forum, the relationship between DWDnsw and Exit International, news from branches and around Australia.
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The voluntary euthanasia debate has the ability to polarise, but the reality is that there are many incidences of physician assisted death happening in Australia every year. Noel Debien explores some of the contemporary responses to the issue, and where new laws might be leading us. Embedded within this article is a link to the audio of the ABC Encounter program “A Modern Death” which contains very personal interviews with DWDVic Vice-President Dr Rodney Syme, DWDnsw Communications Co-ordinator, Gideon Cordover and his mother, Nica Cordover, as they discusses the details of the assisted death of Robert Cordover in 2009.
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The proceedings of the recent Parliamentary Forum "The Ethics of Voluntary Assisted Dying" were videoed, as was the Q&A session. Click the following link to access the videos.
Where Dr Sarah Edelman spoke with Tony Delroy on ABC Radio
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The latest attempt to introduce voluntary euthanasia laws in South Australia will play out in state parliament this week.
Independent MP Bob Such has introduced his Ending Life with Dignity bill which has recently been revised following consultations with key groups including the South Australian Law Society
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This is a shortened 11 minute video of Ana's interview
Dying with Dignity NSW was invited to interview Ms Aina Ranke on the 18th of September 2013. Aina talks candidly about living with a degenerative neurological disorder and her desire to end her suffering.
This is an extended 39 minute video that gives more information
A study of conscience votes in the ACT Parliament to determine what factors held most sway in a so-called ''free vote'' found the only significant factor was “party'' - where a leader allows MPs to throw aside party loyalties because of the social and moral issues at stake, politicians largely continue to vote along party lines and follow the ''thought leader''.
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A public Parliamentary Forum on the ethics of assisted dying will be held today.
Dying with Dignity NSW President, Richard Mills, said today that speakers would address religious, medical, linguistic and personal aspects of the ethics of voluntary euthanasia.
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