Federal - Euthanasia Inquiry
Senator Bob Brown has proposed a private Senator's Bill to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act which overturned the NT euthanasia law in 1997.The Bill is called the "Rights of the Terminally Ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008".
Details of the Inquiry and some suggestions for a short submission follow...
Details of the Inquiry and Bill
Senator Bob Brown has proposed a private Senator's Bill called "The Rights of the Terminally Ill (Euthanasia Laws Repeal) Bill 2008".
The Senate has referred the Bill to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report by 23 June 2008.
SUBMISSIONS are DUE by Wednesday 9 April 2008.
Send to Committee Secretary, Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Department of the Senate, PO Box 6100, Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600.
Further links are available on the Inquiry website:
Writing a Submission
MANY of the submissions the Committee has received are short letters from people supporting euthanasia and wanting Senator Brown's Bill to succeed.
Dr Brian Pollard, who was a palliative care specialist at Concord Hospital, has an excellent submission submission opposing the Bill. He highlights the flaws in the original Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, 1995, N.T. (ROTI) - which would be restored if Senator Brown's Bill was passed.
An interesting interview with Dr Pollard 'Safe legalised euthanasia is a myth' is here.
It is VITAL that we write to the Committee:
SEND your Submission/Letter by Wed 9 April 2008.
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