euthanasia

EUTHANASIA SUBMISSIONS

The Queensland Parliamentary Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee (the Health Committee) has called for submissions on aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying. Voluntary assisted dying, also known as euthanasia is assisted-killing.

We would encourage you to send in a submission on this critical matter. Submissions are due by 15 April. Please click here to send in a submission. Every submission counts.

If you answer at least one question we suggest it would be:

Question 25: Should voluntary assisted dying (VAD) be allowed in Queensland? Why/why not?

Please email the answer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 April.

For an online submission form - please click here

WHY NOT EUTHANASIA?

The Australian Medical Association is against euthanasia of any kind.

  • All the peak medical advisory or representative bodies in Australia are opposed to euthanasia, as too is the World Medical Association. 
  • 101 Victorian oncologists wrote against euthanasia: "Assisted suicide is in conflict with the basic ethical principles and integrity of medical practice."
  • It is a slippery slope and tragically Belgium is now euthanising children.
  • It is utterly counter-productive to combating Australia's suicide problem.
  • Euthanasia lobbyists often wrongly assert that the alternative in terminal cases is an agonising death, but the truth is that almost all pain can be mitigated with good palliative care.
  • Doctors should kill the pain, not the patient.
  • Euthanasia would be open to terrible manipulation and abuse. Cases of people being "euthanised" against their will have occurred.
  • Euthanasia inherently devalues human life, particularly those who are elderly, sick or disabled.
  • Like abortion, instead of protecting and assisting the most vulnerable in society, euthanasia would legalise their state-sanctioned killing.

 To learn more about euthanasia and its inherent problems, click here.