In light of the voluntary assisted dying bill currently before the Western Australian parliament, Janelle Koh considers voluntary assisted dying from a critical rights perspective, and queries whether a right to a good death may operate with unequal effect upon minority populations.
Right Now speaks to Dr Nick Carr, a GP in St Kilda and a member of Dying with Dignity Victoria, about why Victoria should legalise voluntary assisted dying.
A Long Time Coming, a collection of essays by Melbourne author Melanie Joosten, is an emotionally wrenching, undeniably powerful piece of writing.
The number of older women who are rental tenants in Australia is growing, and so is housing insecurity.
Tragic love story or an act of murder? Richard Lewer’s moving animation “Worse Luck I am Still Here” explores themes of love, ageing, death and euthanasia.
To shed light on age discrimination, the Australian Human Rights Commission launched Willing to Work, a National Inquiry into employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with a disability.
Can the market be a vehicle for human rights? Aron Paul looks at how superannuation has been redefined over time from a privilege to a worker’s right.
Poetry by Natasha Parnian.
If living longer is about staying young, are we denying ourselves the right to be old?
This poem by Margaret Ruckert was shortlisted for the Right Now Poetry Competition, judged by Maxine Beneba-Clarke, Amanda Anastasi and Benjamin Solah.
By Blair Morris. This article is part of our October theme on disability rights. To read more on this topic, click here. Medicating people with disabilities and elderly people is a contentious issue, particularly in situations that involve aggression. Some experts argue that medication can have a calming effect, and may help to “normalise” the individual. […]