Is Australia's moral compass being called into question as opinions change about euthanasia?
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>>> Exit European Workshop Tour 2013
Updated 21 May 2013
In June - July 2013, Exit International will be holding four meetings in Europe, the first for mainland Europe.
Workshops will be held in:
London (Tues 25 June)
Amsterdam (Thurs 4 July)
Frankfurt(Tues 15 June)
A public meeting is schedule for Ireland on Saturday 29 June once a venue is located.
Workshops offer detailed Q&A on end of life drugs, gases, prescription drugs & need to know legal issues. The first 30 minutes of each workshop will be preceded by a free public meeting. Exit workshops are restricted to the over 50s of sound mind. Download our workshop registration form below.
Melbourne writer & Exit Member, Angelique Flowers, was 31 years old when she died awfully from a bowel obstruction. Having been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer just months before, Angelique begged the Australian Prime Minister to change the law. He ignored her.
This month, Exit gets behind Janine to help her raise the final A$84,000 needed to finish the project.
'Documentary has the power to change the political landscape' Hosking said. Angelique's story was waiting to be told. I am privileged to have been granted exclusive access to the Flowers' family & to private videos & photographs.
'Please watch the trailer for 35 Letters.
'If you like what you see & believe in its message, please consider making a fully, tax-deductible donation at Documentary Australia Foundation. If you would like to talk to me about the project, I am available on +61 411-275-112.
Thank you. Janine Hosking
>>> Max Dog Brewing Now Shipping
Posted 7 July 2012
Exit subsidiary Max Dog Brewing produces small, easy-to-store cylinders of compressed Nitrogen gas.
Brewers use Nitrogen for beer with tiny bubbles (eg. stout & porters).
Cyclists & racing car drivers Nitrogen-filled tyres for that added 'you-know-what'.
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.
>>> Don & Iris Flounders Die Peacefully at Home 'holding hands'
Posted 2 May 2011
On the evening of 28 April 2011, long-time Exit members Don & Iris Flounders finally drank the Nembutal they had obtained 3 years earlier in Tijuana. Terminally ill and bed-ridden with mesothelioma, Don said his quality of life had shrunk to the 4 walls of his bedroom.
Iris maintained to the end that she did not want to live on without him.
The final statement of the Flounders posted on You Tube on Monday 2 May 2011. Click HERE.
The UK's Daily Mailreport of their passing can be found HERE.
The 7 News report of Don and Iris' trip to Tijuana can be viewed HERE.
>>> The Meaning of Life according to Philip Nitschke
Updated 13 March 2011
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.