Tasmania decriminalises abortion
Michael Cook | 23 November 2013 |
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 |
Euthanasia bill fails, narrowly
Tasmania to vote on euthanasia
Michael Cook | 05 October 2013 |
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 |
The Australian state of Tasmania is to liberalise its abortion law.
Tasmania may get legal euthanasia
Michael Cook | 09 February 2013 |
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 |
Can patients be pressured into agreeing to "voluntary" euthanasia? An Australian academic says Yes.