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Exit International holds regular Workshops in the UK, Europe, Australasia & Nth America.  Exit was previously known as the Voluntary Euthanasia Research Foundation.
 
Dr Nitschke is the author of the best-selling practical methods guidebook The Peaceful Pill eHandbook.
 
 

>>> Vote 1 VEP

Updated 15 April  2014VEP launch
As the dust settles on the Voluntary Euthanasia Party Senate Campaign in West Australia, the VEP would like to thank all supporters and volunteers and, of course, Philip Nitschke and running mate Jim Duffield.

The full results are not yet in, but it is clear that while we did not win one of the six WA Senate Seats, the VEP came very close.

To explain:
  • VEP attracted more than 6800 primary votes (0.65%), which put us in a good position
  • VEP then picked up preferences from many of the minor parties as they were eliminated in the distribution
  • At each distribution another minor party was eliminated. VEP survived 33 of these counts, picking up votes from Save ABC, Wikileaks, Sex Party, etc etc until there were only two micro-parties left (HEMP & VEP).
  • The surprise decision by the Liberal Democrats to preference HEMP before VEP, gave them instead of VEP an extra 26,000 votes, meaning that we were eliminated on count 33 with a total of 28,644 votes or 0.19 of a quota.
  • Had the Liberal Democrats preferenced the VEP (as VEP did them), VEP would have lasted at least two more counts, and passed HEMP & the Nationals, picking up HEMP preferences.  This would have taken the VEP very close to the ALP vote.
  • ALP preferences were to come to VEP.  With them, VEP would likely have taken the sixth seat. 
Vale Laurie Strike
 
Special guest speaker at the launch of the VEP's Campaign launch was Melanoma sufferer, Laurie Strike from Mindarie.  Laurie used the launch to appeal for the euthanasia drug Nembutal.  He also made a YouTube video for this purpose.
 
Laurie's international plea for drugs was successful. Laurie died at home surrounded by his family on 7 April 2014.
 
Laurie's video can be viewed HERE.

To donate to the VEP or join the mailing list, visit: www.vep.org.au
 
 

>>> Vale - Betty Peters OAM

Updated 31 March 2014 Betty 
On Sunday 30 March, Exit received the very sad news of the death of the wonderful Betty Peters in Melbourne.
 
In 2010, Betty became the face of the Helium method of self-deliverance with her popular 'Do it Yourself with Betty' film on YouTube.com (which Youtube would later ban for reasons unfathomable) which explained how to make your own plastic Exit Bag.
 
The following year, Betty made the first of a series of films documenting how to make a Peaceful Pill.
 
In 2013, Betty followed up with a final film on Max Dog Nitrogen.
 
Betty will be missed by everyone at Exit and by her thousands of fans around the world.
 
Rest in peace Betty. Betty was 82 years old.
 
26.4.1931 - 30.32014
     

    >>> PP eHandbook March 2014 Update:  Now Available

    Updated 17 March  2014Triple Test
     
    The March 2014 update to The Peaceful Pill eHandbook features 2 new chapters:
    • Chapter 15A - Taking your Nembutal
    • Chapter 15B - Testing your Nembutal
    The update focuses on Exit's Triple Test & includes 3 new videos documenting: the Melting Point Test, the Acid Conversion Test & the Dilution Purity Test.
     
    If you are over 50 years, of sound mind or seriously ill, The Peaceful Pill eHandbook provides a valuable guide.
     
    The Peaceful Pill eHandbook is the ONLY end-of-life choices guidebook to be updated 6x a year.

    >>> Exit Workshops 2014

    Melb ws
    Updated 22 February 2014
     
    Exit's workshop program for the first half of 2014 is now available. The program includes meetings in:
     
    • Perth WA
    • Newcastle NSW
    • Canberra ACT
    • Gold Coast QLD
    • Sydney NSW
    • London UK
    • Melbourne VIC
     
    Workshops offer detailed Q&A on end of life drugs, gases such as Max Dog Nitrogen, prescription drugs & need-to-know legal issues.  The first 15-30 minutes of each workshop will be preceded by a free public meeting.  All welcome.
     
    Exit workshops are restricted to the over 50s of sound mind.  People who have a diagnosis of a serious illness are welcome to attend, irrespective of age.  The workshop registration form is available for download below.
     
     

    >>> New Exit Clinic Opens in Adelaide

    Updated 13 December 2013 Clinic
     
    Exit has finally opened a new shopfront in the Adelaide suburb of Gilberton.
     
    View the ABC's 7.30 Report on the clinic HERE.
     
    Read the Sunday Mail's front page exclusive on the clinic HERE.
     
    To contact Exit re visiting the clinic, call 1300 10 3948 & leave a message.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    >>> Nitschke Autobiography to be launched in Tasmania

    Updated 14 October 2013 damned cover
     
    Melbourne University Press will host the Tasmanian launch of the autobiography of Exit International's Dr Philip Nitschke this week. 
     
    Written with Peter Corris, Damned If I Do traces Philip's remarkable life from boyhood in rural South Australia to his ground-breaking work in the right to die movement.  
    This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro-euthanasia movement, told in his own words. Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder/director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke's life has always been in the spotlight. - See more at: https://www.mup.com.au/items/118098#sthash.GeaJ2ZK7.dp 
     
    Come & hear Philip speak about Damned If I Do at Fullers Bookstore in Hobart as Parliamentary Debate on Tasmania's Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill gets underway
     
    Hobart Barrister, Greg Barns, will launch Damned If I Do at:
     
    Fullers Bookshop 131 Collins St, Hobart: Thurs 17 October @ 5pm
    All Welcome.


    >>> Jay Franklin Tells his Story to ABC 4 Corners

    Updated 16 September  2013 Jay and Bertha
    After 36 years struggling with that situation, Jay Franklin says he's had enough and he wants to end his own life.
     
    Because assisted suicide, or voluntary euthanasia, is illegal in Australia he is forced to apply to Switzerland to fulfil his wish.
     
    Jay's story raises many questions: why doesn't society allow an individual with an incurable condition the right to seek assistance to end their own life? Is it right that a person is forced to go overseas to die in this way? And why don't our political representatives deal with the issue in an open and free manner?

    Jay Franklin tells his story to ABC TV's Liz Jackson on 4 Corners


    >>> Vote 1 VEP

    Updated 15 April  2014VEP launch
    As the dust settles on the Voluntary Euthanasia Party Senate Campaign in West Australia, the VEP would like to thank all supporters and volunteers and, of course, Philip Nitschke and running mate Jim Duffield.

    The full results are not yet in, but it is clear that while we did not win one of the six WA Senate Seats, the VEP came very close.

    To explain:
    • VEP attracted more than 6800 primary votes (0.65%), which put us in a good position
    • VEP then picked up preferences from many of the minor parties as they were eliminated in the distribution
    • At each distribution another minor party was eliminated. VEP survived 33 of these counts, picking up votes from Save ABC, Wikileaks, Sex Party, etc etc until there were only two micro-parties left (HEMP & VEP).
    • The surprise decision by the Liberal Democrats to preference HEMP before VEP, gave them instead of VEP an extra 26,000 votes, meaning that we were eliminated on count 33 with a total of 28,644 votes or 0.19 of a quota.
    • Had the Liberal Democrats preferenced the VEP (as VEP did them), VEP would have lasted at least two more counts, and passed HEMP & the Nationals, picking up HEMP preferences.  This would have taken the VEP very close to the ALP vote.
    • ALP preferences were to come to VEP.  With them, VEP would likely have taken the sixth seat. 
    Vale Laurie Strike
     
    Special guest speaker at the launch of the VEP's Campaign launch was Melanoma sufferer, Laurie Strike from Mindarie.  Laurie used the launch to appeal for the euthanasia drug Nembutal.  He also made a YouTube video for this purpose.
     
    Laurie's international plea for drugs was successful. Laurie died at home surrounded by his family on 7 April 2014.
     
    Laurie's video can be viewed HERE.

    To donate to the VEP or join the mailing list, visit: www.vep.org.au
     
     

    >>> London Workshop Attendees Battle Wierdos at Door 

    Demonstrators
    PAID Protestors Picketing
    Updated 25 June 2013
     
    A crowd of more than 100 elderly & seriously ill folk were forced to battle PAID black-robed, anonymous protestors representing the 'Care not Killing' Coalition to gain entry to Dragon Hall in London on Tuesday in order to attend Exit's Workshop. 
     
    It was only when the demonstrators were unable to engage in debate about VE with meeting attendees & the organiser was heard to shout 'ok we can leave now. Meet around the corner where we are parked for your pay and your lunches' that the truth emerged.
     
    Hire a crowd, hire a costume? 
     
    It was pretty pathetic that the group could not even muster genuine protestors.  Makes you wonder who, apart from the organiser believes the rubbish this group comes out with.
     
     

    >>> License to Kill: A New Al Jazeera Documentary

    Aljazeera
    Watch the documentary above
    Updated 20 May 2013
     
    Is Australia's moral compass being called into question as opinions change about euthanasia?
     
    101 East is Al Jazeera's weekly Asian current affairs program covering a dynamic region with diverse cultures & conflicting politics. With special reports, interviews & debates, 101 East tackles the issues that unify & divide Asia.
     
    View Tony Richmond's new cutting-edge documentary 'License to Kill'.
     
    101 East airs each week at the following times GMT:
     
    Thursday: 2230;
    Friday: 0930;
    Saturday: 0330;
    Sunday: 1630.
     
     

    >>> Fiji: Pacific Solution for a Peaceful Death

    Updated 28 August 2012Fiji
     
    In early 2011, Exit International approached the Fijian Government with a proposal to open a Dignitas-style 'Assisted Suicide' clinic in Nandi. 
     
    In June 2011, the Fijian Attorney General requested a detailed proposal.
     
    In late August 2012, Exit International gave The Age & Sydney Morning Herald newspapers exclusive access to the correspondence & the discussions to date.
     
     

    >>> Exit Member Pleads for SA Bill to Pass

     Posted 24 September  2011Terry
     
    With the South Australian parliament due to vote for a third time this week on Labor MP Steph Key's Medical Decriminalisation Bill, Exit Member Terry O'Connell, who suffers from advanced MS has spoken out on ABC TV's Stateline SA.
     
     

    >>> The Meaning of Life according to Philip Nitschke

    Updated 13 March 2011 Philip on Compass
     
    Sunday night's guest on the ABC TV's flagship program Compass - Life's Big Questions with Scott Stephens - Dr Philip Nitschke, one of our most controversial Australians. Philip’s stand on voluntary euthanasia has inextricably connected him to death, and he has a lot to say about the meaning of life too.
     
    The show can be viewed online HERE.
     
    For more about Compass see http://www.abc.net.au/compass