MEDIA RELEASE: Lives...

Lives Worth Living (LWL) has joined calls for a Senate Inquiry into the group Exit international, following the restrictions of the medical license of Dr. Philip Nitschke imposed by the Medical Board of Australia. “LWL welcomes the heavy restrictions placed on Dr. Nitschke.  They highlight...

The right to questio...

In the last few weeks a slew of articles, mainly from the UK Daily Mail stable, have emerged featuring parents advocating the abortion or euthanasia of their children with disabilities. At opposite ends we have a story from an elderly mother who says that she wished that she aborted Stephen,...

Opening statement &#...

On Friday, 3 October 2014 Lives Worth Living Convenor Craig Wallace addressed the Senate Inquiry into the Exposure draft of the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2014. This is the prepared text of our opening remarks to the Inquiry: Firstly Senators thank you for this opportunity to...

Nitschke – the...

In The Age back in August Ian Maddocks, Emeritus Professor of Palliative Care at Flinders University and Senior Australian of the Year 2013, wrote a reflective piece arising out of the decision of the Medical Board of Australia to use emergency powers to immediately suspend the then Dr...

Revealed: terrifying...

Lives Worth Living has uncovered a series of bizarre and horrifying pro-euthanasia comments on a prominent polling website which describe children with disability as burdens, a waste of resources and “not even human”.  An online debate.org poll which asked whether parents should be able to...

Euthanasia is a nigh...

Recent headlines comparing people on Disability Support Pension with the nation’s war wounded signal a dark and dangerous turn in attitudes about the worth of those with disability writes Craig Wallace Recent headlines in a major metropolitan newspaper inviting comparisons between people with...

Million Dollar Baby ...

                  It is 10 years since Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby” won four Oscars: best picture, best actress (Hilary Swank), best supporting actor (Morgan Freeman) and best director.  At the time, prominent film critics heaped praise,...