Tasmania


Tasmania decriminalises abortion

Michael Cook | 23 November 2013 | Comments
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Tasmania
The legislature of Australia’s island state, Tasmania, has passed an law which relieves abortion doctors of fear of prosecution and stifles dissent by conscientious objectors and protesters.

Euthanasia knocked back in Tasmania

Michael Cook | 19 October 2013 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Tasmania
Euthanasia bill fails, narrowly

Tasmania to vote on euthanasia

Michael Cook | 05 October 2013 | Comments
tags: assisted suicide, euthanasia, Tasmania
Following a public consultation earlier this year, the Labor Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania and the leader of the Greens Party have finally introduced a private member’s bill to legalise both assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Tasmania to liberalize abortion law

Michael Cook | 09 March 2013 | Comments
tags: abortion, Tasmania
The Australian state of Tasmania is to liberalise its abortion law.

Tasmania may get legal euthanasia

Michael Cook | 09 February 2013 | Comments
tags: euthanasia, Tasmania
Tasmanians are once again gearing up for a debate over euthanasia. Labor Premier Lara Giddings and her Greens Deputy Nick McKim released a report this week arguing that euthanasia and assisted suicide are compassionate responses for “patients who are dying in prolonged suffering”.

How voluntary is “voluntary”?

Michael Cook | 08 April 2012 | Comments
tags: elder abuse, euthanasia, Tasmania
Can patients be pressured into agreeing to "voluntary" euthanasia? An Australian academic says Yes.
 
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