Published Articles

How death doulas deal with our deepest fears

Advocates say they are filling a vital gap in palliative care services, but with no accredited training, they are also controversial.
09 November 2018

The 9 steps doctors must take to help a patient die

Victoria's voluntary assisted dying laws come into effect next year.
03 October 2018

Voluntary assisted dying wins parliamentary backing in WA

Around 10% of suicides in the state are by people with a terminal or debilitating illness.
24 August 2018

Dying refugee brought to Australia for palliative care after GP campaign

The Australian Government has brought a dying refugee from Nauru to Brisbane for palliative care — buckling to a doctor-led campaign
25 June 2018

GP condemns 'ridiculous and cruel' treatment of dying man

A GP has rallied more than 1200 doctors in her fight to bring a refugee dying of lung cancer from Nauru to Australia for palliative care
18 June 2018

Voluntary assisted dying to become legal in Victoria

Victoria will be the first Australian state to legalise voluntary assisted dying after the state's Upper House passed new laws on Wednesday afternoon.
22 November 2017

What GPs made of Murtagh's threat to quit RACGP

Here's what GPs had to say about one of the biggest stories of the year.
02 November 2017

John Murtagh threatens to quit RACGP over euthanasia stance

He says the college has made a radical break with 2000 years of medical ethics.
01 November 2017

RACGP declares support as assisted dying laws clear major hurdle

College says Victoria's euthanasia bill satisfies all professional and ethical concerns.
20 October 2017