Paul Russell

Christian Leaders oppose assisted dying, The Age plays shocked

8 August 2017 7:51 pm

The Open Letter from Christian Leaders to Premier Daniel Andrews on assisted dying has drawn criticism from ‘the usual suspects’.…

Why the Andrews euthanasia bill is all about suicide

31 July 2017 8:00 pm

It’s difficult to talk about suicide. There won’t be a person reading this who hasn’t been touched by a suicide…

No, Premier, we will not get out of the way

28 July 2017 5:42 pm

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has formally accepted the recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Panel that he set up in December…

How many safeguards are needed to make assisted suicide safe?

22 July 2017 12:30 pm

The Final Report of the Ministerial Advisory Panel on ‘Assisted Dying’ set up by Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews late in…

Silencing dissent against assisted suicide

20 July 2017 1:39 pm

Later this week the Ministerial Advisory Panel set up by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews to advise his government on a…

Assisted dying: theory and practice

1 July 2017 6:21 pm

Last week three people died together in what is being called a ‘triple suicide pact’ in a resort island at…

A lesson for Down Under on right to die laws

28 June 2017 8:18 pm

Dr Boudewijn Chabot is a retired Dutch psychiatrist and psychotherapist. In 1993 he was charged with having assisted in the…

Elder abuse: it’s real

15 June 2017 6:50 pm

Today, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Timed to coincide with this international day, the Australian Law Reform…

Euthanasia: toxic messages feeding fear

10 June 2017 4:51 pm

I wrote recently about a play that ran in Melbourne called The Magnolia Tree and how the notion of being…

The first casualty of euthanasia

20 May 2017 4:38 pm

The Victorian Ministerial Advisory Panel charged by Premier Daniel Andrews with the task of developing a safe way to kill…

Victoria’s euthanasia mission creep

7 May 2017 5:18 pm

Anyone looking at the experience in Canada since euthanasia and assisted suicide laws came into force last year, should be…

An empty chair, a missing Premier, a poignant metaphor

12 April 2017 10:00 am

The British actress, comedian, broadcaster, Liz Carr, known internationally for her work opposing assisted suicide as a disability campaigner as…

The loopholes in Daniel Andrews’ death laws

24 February 2017 6:48 pm

In what is clearly becoming a drip feed exercise, Dr Brian Owler, head of Premier Daniel Andrews’ advisory panel charged…

Victoria: elder abuse, euthanasia and the burden of proof

13 February 2017 2:06 pm

Anyone who cannot see that coercion and abuse of the elderly and infirmed confirms that assisted suicide and euthanasia can…

Murder by euthanasia: a warning from the Netherlands

30 January 2017 7:39 am

Once you create a situation at law where killing of another person is allowed in certain circumstances, not only will…

Legal euthanasia for Victoria? Beware

11 January 2017 8:59 am

Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury and Finance, Daniel Mulino, has hit back at suggestions that assisted suicide and euthanasia can…

Euthanasia zealots never say die

11 November 2016 12:35 pm

Yet another euthanasia bill is about to be debated, this time in the South Australian Parliament. The Death with Dignity…