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Euthanasia is “whitefella law”: Dodson

Labor Senator and former Catholic priest Pat Dodson will no longer oppose the introduction of euthanasia to the Territories, telling the Senate that he...

Territories decision looms

Bill paves the way for legalisation of euthansia in ACT and NT The debate over the Restoring Territory Rights Bill has begun in the Senate,...

Seminar grew out of hospice experience

By Emilie Ng Ask Dr Julia Upton RSM to name the holiest places on earth, and at least one of her answers would be Mercy...

Monica Doumit: Don’t get sick in the bush!

A recent report showed that health services and outcomes in regional NSW are far worse than in the cities. For some MPs, euthanasia is the solution

Ironically, there was no mercy

Deliberately hostile. Proposed in bad faith. Cruel. Obstructionist. This is the way in which amendments to the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill which passed NSW...

Palliative care’s future after NSW euthanasia legalisation

For many doctors and nurses who become palliative care clinicians the decision to devote themselves to end-of-life care comes mid-way through their career. A junior...

Euthanasia victory a dark day for NSW: Archbishop Fisher

Euthanasia legislation has passed the NSW Parliament, with Archbishop Anthony Fisher describing it as “truly a dark day for New South Wales”. The Voluntary Assisted...

The body language of death: NSW’s euthanasia vote

Conscience votes are described as those of “moral or social significance” that “generally reflect morally and socially divisive issues of the time”. When members...

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: Statement on the need to protect faith...

A statement from the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP For the past two years society has been stopped in time. We...

Margaret Somerville: Euthanasia harms the common good

Why, after millennia of regarding euthanasia as a serious crime, do many people now consider it an ethical “medical treatment”? In part, it comes...

NSW ‘voluntary assisted dying’ bill vote in May

With only eight MLCs left to speak on the bill, the issue will likely come to a head on May 11 when NSW Parliament returns

Conscience concerns rise

With debate on Independent MP Alex Greenwich’s “voluntary assisted dying” legislation coming to a head in the NSW Upper House, Catholic aged care providers are concerned they will be forced to allow euthanasia on premises without conscience protections.
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