Pages tagged "South Australia"
Nov 25, 2010
Twists and turns: At the eleventh hour in the SA euthanasia debates the Health Minister the Hon John Hill MP has entered the fray today claiming that the Parnell/Key model of legislation is "flawed", "clunky", "bureaucratic" and difficult to implement. Clearly favouring a different model that would provide an exception under the Criminal code to protect doctors from prosecution for an act of euthanasia, Minister Hill nevertheless, has expressed significant reservations about the Parnell/Key model.The Parnell Bill is due for debate on the 24th of November. Parnell's earlier bill that was rejected last year was also exposed for its errors during the debate last year. For instance, that bill would have allowed dentists to kill people! Continue reading
Nov 25, 2010
Last evening (24th November) the South Australian Parliament's upper house debated the latest euthanasia bill from Greens MLC, Mark Parnell.At the State Election in March of this year changes in personnel in the upper house appeared to have turned that chamber decidedly pro-euthanasia. However, last night common sense prevailed yet again as the bill was defeated at the second reading 'on the voices'. Continue reading