October 30, 2014
Spike in Exit Membership
Philip Nitschke Blog
In July 2014 Exit Membership underwent an extraordinary spike and record growth of the organisation’s Australian membership was recorded.
The only possible explanation was the screening on July 3rd of the ABC 7.30 Report story that looked into the death of alleged West Australian serial killer Nigel Brayley and his contact with Exit International and its founder Dr Philip Nitschke. A similar spike in sales of the Peaceful Pill eHandbook was also noticed.
The ABC Report spread the Exit word and put the issue of rational suicide centre of national debate. Journalist Caitlen Gribben is now in line for a 2014 Walkely award for her story and Exit is hopeful that a similar surge in interest in this topic (and membership of Exit) will be generated on awards night on December 4.