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 talks to the Hon. Fiona Patten MP to reminisce on past achievements and look at the road ahead for the Reason Party.
Noted barrister and human rights advocate Julian Burnside calls for a fairer legal system in his latest book, Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice.
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.
Clare McKenzie reviews the film Last Cab to Darwin, highlighting the complexities involved in the euthanasia debate.
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.
Reviews by Sonia Nair and Jessica Szwarcbord. Multiculturalism and euthanasia are two hotly debated topics, and the subjects of our two reviews this week – Tim Soutphommasane’s book Don’t Go Back To Where You Came From, and the recent, fiery Intelligence Squared Debate on the question of euthanasia. Book: Do’t Go Back To Where You Came […]
4 August 2012 Native Title win in Queensland The Federal Court of Australia has recognised the Djungan people’s native title rights 17 years after the first claim was lodged. Jim Archer lodged the first of four claims with his brothers in 1995. The Archers have lived on the land their whole lives. “We decided to […]
I come from a very noisy family. My dad spoke six languages and told jokes in all of them; he was the family storyteller. My mum grew up in London traffic and I am the youngest of five outspoken children. When I was eighteen years old, the stories stopped. The valve between my dad’s oesophagus […]