September 14, 2014
Philip Nitschke in Conversation at SWF
ABC Big Ideas
Join Philip Nitschke in conversation with his partner Fiona Stewart at the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Death and how you die, is a staple fixture at a lot of festivals, and these sessions always draw a crowd, whether they’re in Perth, Darwin or Brisbane. Euthanasia is always a contentious issue, even though public polling reveals that over 70% of the population support it.
Philip Nitschke is often one of mob talking ‘choice of how and when you die’ and here he is in conversation with his partner and co author, Dr Fiona Stewart.
Banned books seem like something out of the 1970’s, but this isn’t the case with Nitschke and Stewart’s book The Peaceful Pill Handbook. Originally published in the US in 2007 it is banned in Australia, in both printed and online forms.
This conversation from the Sydney Writers’ Festival is a disquieting insight into freedom of speech and the freedom to publish.