The Herald Sun march 23, 2010 had a story about a person who left home to die because euthanasia was illegal. The Sun also ran a poll which asked ppl whether euthanasia should be legalised. Of the 1157 votes received almost 55% said they were opposed the legalising euthanasia. Responding to the article, Saltshakers said: “Once again the Euthanasia issue slips into our newspapers and the newspaper arranges another vote. Are they trying to wear down the opposition to euthanasia?” The West Australian has also been running an active campaign in preparation for the Green’s plan to introduce a euthanasia bill in the WA Parliament.

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So far more than 6000 signatures have been tabled in the Legislative Council of the WA Parliament against the euthanasia bill proposed by the WA Greens. On March 25, MLC Nick Goiran tabled 4 lots of petitions against euthanasia totalling 983. This included 904 organised by the Association for Reformed Political Action. The petitions request that the Legislative Council oppose euthanasia and urges the government to assign more resources to palliative care.

POSTED 8 Apr 2010