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What are the laws for euthanasia in Australia?

  • Human euthanasia is currently illegal in Australia.

    This is a major debate, because anyone who has watched a dignified loved one suffer a terribly painful and undignified death will know and appreciate how much suffering could have been prevented for the sufferer, friends and relatives. In my case, my grandpa opted to cease his dialysis treatments for renal failure after many long years of bruised arms from injection sites, surgeries and overall tiredness of the whole routine. Another argument for euthanasia is that currently there are some doctors who mercifully take pity on some that are fated to such a lingering painful death by administering lethal doses of pain medications. The argument is that those who are trying to do the right thing by the PATIENT, and not by the LAW will be protected and not lose their medical licences and have years of jail time for having a heart, provided they follow strict guidelines. Euthanasia will also free beds and nurses in palliative care, saving taxpayer money and allowing hospitals to be more available to others in need.

    However, those against euthanasia believe that it compromises patient safety by allowing the legal killing of humans, and that voluntary euthanasia will be manipulated by some doctors.

    If you ask me, I say those who are against euthanasia have never seen a loved one die the way I did. And no matter how much I wish they could understand, I would never wish that upon anyone. I hope to hell that when I am in a situation like my grandpa was that euthanasia has been legalised.

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  • Answer: Human euthanasia is currently illegal in Australia.

    This is a major debate, because anyone who has watched a dignified loved one suffer a terribly painful and undignified death will know and appreciate how much suffering could have been prevented for the sufferer, friends and relatives. In my case, my grandpa opted to cease his dialysis treatments for renal failure after many long years of bruised arms from injection sites, surgeries and overall tiredness of the whole routine. Another argument for euthanasia is that currently there are some doctors who mercifully take pity on some that are fated to such a lingering painful death by administering lethal doses of pain medications. The argument is that those who are trying to do the right thing by the PATIENT, and not by the LAW will be protected and not lose their medical licences and have years of jail time for having a heart, provided they follow strict guidelines. Euthanasia will also free beds and nurses in palliative care, saving taxpayer money and allowing hospitals to be more available to others in need.

    However, those against euthanasia believe that it compromises patient safety by allowing the legal killing of humans, and that voluntary euthanasia will be manipulated by some doctors.

    If you ask me, I say those who are against euthanasia have never seen a loved one die the way I did. And no matter how much I wish they could understand, I would never wish that upon anyone. I hope to hell that when I am in a situation like my grandpa was that euthanasia has been legalised.
  • Answer: No, but people have been rallying for it.
  • Answer: Bob Dent - Died 22 Sept 1996 in Darwin, first to die using world first Northern Territory Rights of the Terminally Ill Act. Used the euthanasia machine of Dr Philip Nitschke. Suffered from prostate cancer.
    Janet Mills - Died Jan 1997 in Darwin after receiving a legal voluntary lethal injection from euthanasia machine. She suffered from Mycosis Fungoides.
    Ester Wild - Had carcenoid syndrome and died in DarwinJune 1997, using slow overdose of morphine after Northern Territory euthanasia law overturned by Australian Federal parliament in 1997.
    Norma Hall - Refused food and drink and spoke publicly about her right to determine her time of death. Died in Sydney drinking liquid morphine in Jan 2001.
    Nancy Crick - Died May 2002. After long period of suffering following surgery for bowel cancer. She invited friends around to be with her and died in the Gold Coast when she consumed barbiturate Nembutal.
    Sandy Williamson - Motor Neurone sufferer publicly argued for right to die before overdosing in Melbourne July 2002 on the barbiturate amytal.
    Lisette Nigot - 80yr old retired academic ended her life taking the barbiturate Soneryl. She was not ill but argued for the right to a peaceful death irrespective of health status. Died in Perth Nov 2002.
    Elizabeth Godfrey - Died Dec 2002 in Hobart, using a plastic Exit bag. Her son John was accused of assisting and stood trial. He received a 1 year suspended sentence.
    Dr John Elliott - Dying of Multiple Myeloma, travelled to Switzerland to use services of Dignitas. Died Jan 2007
    John Whylie - died from Nembutal overdose in Sydney. His wife Shirley Justins and friend Caren Jenning accused of assisting his suicide/ murder. Trial set for May 2008
  • Answer: Euthanasia is against the law in most countries, although there are exceptions. For example, in the USA at least one State legally allows euthanasia.

    Additional: Euthenasia (or Physician-Assisted Suicide, as it is known in the US) is illegal in most of the United States. However it IS legal in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana and to a limited extent in Texas.
  • Answer: They differ in different countries. Very few allow it.
  • Answer: Euthanasia was illegal in India until 6th march 2011.
    Supreme court of India declared Passive Euthanasia as legal and acceptable but under certain circumstances. The ruling came as per the Aruna case of 1973. This was indeed a historic moment.

    PS: Active Euthanasia is still illegal
  • Answer: According to BBC News, Belgium was the second country in the world to legalize euthanasia. Their laws do not require any "licence to kill", and the patient must be in "constant and unbearable physical or psychological pain" resulting from accident or incurable illness. Unlike the Dutch laws, minors cannot request to die. Also, every case MUST be filed for review, and if someone who is not terminally ill requests to die, a third medical opinion must be sought.
  • Answer: Australia
    The Crimes Act (1900)cth
    The Family Act (1975)cth
    The Marriage Act (1969)cth


    SA

    NT

    WA

    TAS

    QLD

    VIC

    NSW

    The Anti-Discrimination Act (19...)NSW
    The Child Protection (Offenders Registration)Act (2000)NSW
    The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Amendment Act (2002)NSW
    The Children and Young Offenders (Care and Protection) Act (1998)NSW

  • Answer: Best to consult the local authorities.Anyone who wants to own/use a firearm must have a Firearms Licence and, with some exceptions, be over the age of 18. Owners must have secure storage for their firearms.Permit To Acquire is required. The first permit has a mandatory 28 day delay before issue. Some states waive for second and subsequent firearms of the same class. For each firearm a "Genuine Reason" must be given, relating to pest control, hunting, target shooting, or collecting. SELF DEFENSE IS NOT AN ACCEPTED REASON.Each firearm iMUST BE registered to the owner by serial number.
  • Answer: This question is one that can be interpreted in many ways. Generally the types of laws are considered to be:
    Criminal & civil law; public & private law; Contract law; Tort law; property law; domestic & international law; Customary law.

    Choose two of the above and there is the answer to your question.
  • Answer: Police brutality is psychological intimidation.
  • Answer: not hunting koloas or kangaroos