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  • Australia: life upheld

    The Christian Institute

    The Australian state of Tasmania rejected a Bill to legalise euthanasia in May.

    The legislation was defeated by 16 votes to eight in the lower house of the Tasmanian Parliament. It marks the third time in ten years that a euthanasia Bill has been defeated in the state.

  • Australia: suicide kit

    The Christian Institute

    A pro-euthanasia campaigner nicknamed ‘Dr Death’ is selling suicide kits disguised as home brewing equipment, it was revealed in May.

    Australian Dr Philip Nitschke sells the kit for around £250 on his website. While the equipment can also be used for brewing beer, Nitschke has provided specific instructions on how a person can use it to commit suicide.