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Selwyn Johnston

INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES'

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(Cairns... Far North Queensland)

 

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Sincerely,

Selwyn Johnston

 

One person, with the support of the community, can make a difference

 

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MY RIGHT TO DIE... MY CHOICE!

VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA.

       

INDEX

 

Exit International - Philip Nitschke PhD, MBBS, BSc (Hons)

Go Gentle Australia

'The Damage Done' - National Press Club of Australia: Andrew Denton (transcript: August 12, 2016) 

Euthanasia Laws Act 1997

Canberra - Dying with Dignity ACT Inc.

New South Wales - Dying with Dignity NSW (DWD NSW) 

Northern Territory - Northern Territory Voluntary Euthanasia Society (NTVES)

Queensland - Dying With Dignity Queensland Inc. - (DWDQ)

     
South Australia - South Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (SAVES)

Tasmania - Dying with Dignity Tasmania

Victoria - Dying With Dignity Victoria

West Australia - Western Australian Voluntary Euthanasia Society (Inc). - WAVES

World Federation of the Right-to-Die Societies 

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How Queensland Senators Voted

In the Federal Senate on Monday March 24th 1997, Queensland party politicians, elected to represent the Queensland people, voted on a private member's Bill to overturn the Northern Territory law by 38 to 34. The results of the Queensland Senate representatives is as follows:

Voted AGAINST and subsequently overturned the Northern Territory Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation:

LIBERAL PARTY

Brian Gibson

John Herron

Warwick Parer

LABOR PARTY

John Hogg

NATIONAL PARTY

Ron Boswell

Bill O'Chee

DEMOCRATS

John Woodley

INDEPENDENT (was LABOR PARTY)

Mal Colston

Those who voted in FAVOUR of the Northern Territory Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation.

LIBERAL PARTY

 Ian Macdonald

LABOR PARTY

 Brenda Gibbs

  Margaret Reynolds

DEMOCRATS (then LABOR PARTY, now gone)

 Cheryl Kernot

As a result of the Northern Territory Voluntary Euthanasia Legislation being overturned, the expressed WILL OF THE PEOPLE was not observed by these party politicians. Any elected representative of the Australian people who ignores the wishes of a majority of his/her constituents, regardless of his/her personal opinion, MUST be considered unacceptable for public office.


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Voluntary Euthanasia - The Answer

Research has shown that a majority of the people of Australia are in favour of Voluntary Euthanasia with due safeguards. The legislation enacted in the Northern Territory and the procedures devised by Dr Philip Nitschke gave terminally ill people the opportunity to choose between a slow, and in most cases an agonising death, as against a dignified end at a time of their choice.

There have been numerous surveys and public option polls conducted throughout Australia, which have resulted in an overwhelmingly 78% of Australian's being in favour of Voluntary Euthanasia. 

The Federal Government as two choices, repeal the Andrews Bill or initiate a national referendum to coincide with a federal election, and have a majority decision made at the ballet box by the Australian People.


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