Green’s New Euthanasia Stand?

In the latest newsletter of Exit International, Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke expresses concern with the change in leadership of the Australian Greens. Nitschke says that Exit has lost a ‘powerful friend and ally” with the retirement of Bob Brown. He says that new Greens Leader Christine Milne is no friend of the Voluntary Euthanasia issue. “Ms Milne was educated at St Mary’s College Hobart, is a practising Catholic and has previously been employed by the Church as an advisor on environmental issues.”

Nitschke goes on to say: “I am not anti-Church or anti-faith, but I am concerned with the increasing religiosity of our politicians and the way the Church is able to systematically infiltrate public policy in this country. We’ll await with interest the new Green’s leaders first parliamentary statement on this issue.”

POSTED 22 May 2012
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