The Australian Christian Lobby has denounced the Western Australian government’s euthanasia laws as the most dangerous and unsafe in the world, with fewer protections than legislation recently passed in Victoria. Doctors will be allowed to raise Voluntary Assisted Dying ('VAD') with patients, and patients can take the poison without any supervision, which even controversial legislation in the Netherlands does not allow.
The Australian Christian Lobby has hit back at calls by the Ministerial Advisory Panel and Go Gentle to reject any amendments to the euthanasia bill in the state’s Legislative Council, branding the calls as ‘the height of arrogance’.
The Australian Christian Lobby has written an open letter to Members of the Legislative Council as the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 approaches a critical vote, urging them to respect the conscience of doctors, and family and kinship impacts of poorly-drafted VAD laws.
Western Australians have rejected the passing of the euthanasia bill by the lower house yesterday, with around 1,200 people attending the ‘Care, Not Killing’ rally held on the steps of parliament house today.
The debate over life itself is raging in the Queensland parliament right now. Last Friday in our Parliament House, I gave testimony to the Committee overseeing the inquiry, which will either recommend or not the introduction of euthanasia laws in Queensland.
After much media barracking, the long awaited Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019 has been tabled in the WA parliament. For months the media have been running confronting and tragic stories of loved ones dying in agony.
The Australian Christian Lobby has expressed sadness with news that the first Victorian person has been killed through physician assisted suicide.
The Australian Christian Lobby said Victorians would be horrified to learn that lethal poisons can legally be distributed today to households across the state, for the purpose of killing people.
The Australian Christian Lobby expressed grave concerns for Victorian medical practitioners and vulnerable patients as Victorian Health professionals are being trained in administering assisted suicide in Melbourne.
The Australian Christian Lobby today warned of the euthanasia slippery slope as the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties argue for children as young as 12 to have access to assisted dying.
Optional email code