How we treat our elderly is a measure of our true worth and moral integrity as a community.
I was privileged to attend the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s first Victorian community consultation in Bendigo this week.
The Australian Christian Lobby warns that the consequences of legalising Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in Queensland are far-reaching and still considerably unknown.
In a move the Australian Christian Lobby is calling an attack on vulnerable Queenslanders the state Labor government today established a parliamentary inquiry to consider assisted suicide legislation.
Yesterday’s announcement by Health Minister Roger Cook to proceed with the government’s plan to legalise assisted suicide does not come as a surprise, says the Australian Christian Lobby.
#109 Carlos Aguilera (ACL Communications Director) sits down with Peter Abetz (ACL WA State Director) to discuss Surrogacy and Euthanasia, two issues being discussed in WA parliament.
Listen to the full episode here.
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Concerns have been raised by the Australian Christian Lobby’s state director Peter Abetz as the debate surrounding euthanasia in Western Australia continues to grow.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk promised the state government wouldn’t look at euthanasia legislation during this term, making her policy backflip at the weekend during Labor’s state conference even more concerning, said the Australian Christian Lobby.
Euthanasia was defeated in the Federal Parliament recently against the odds. The numbers changed rapidly in a short period of time. That was once doctors and others had conversations with politicians and they simply changed their minds.
The Joint Select Committee on End of Life Choices has today tabled the Chair’s pro-euthanasia report in parliament.
The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed disappointment at the obvious and transparent support for euthanasia in Ms Amber-Jade Sanderson’s report.
The Australian Christian Lobby has thanked all the senators who voted to preserve the dignity of life in tonight’s euthanasia vote.
Martyn Iles, managing director of the ACL said, “It is great to hear that the senate has upheld the dignity of life for all Australians.
“We know from international experiences that euthanasia is a slippery slope which leads to cases like in Belgium recently where a nine-year-old with a brain tumour and an eleven-year-old with cystic fibrosis were euthanised.
“The inherent value of every life must continue to be maintained. Australia must not become the kind of society where some lives where considered worthier of life than others.”
The Australian Christian Lobby is optimistic that this decision in favour of life will positively influence the state debates on this issue.
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