Monthly Archives: August 2010

Conroy’s filter backflip a reprieve for Exit International


Philip Nitschke

The controversial internet filter has been put on hold subject to a review of the type of websites that it would block. Continue reading


Death on our screens

Movie - Love Story

Ryan O'Neil and Ali McGraw

Death on the screen is not about dying.

Whatever the relationship between society and the individual, the media is significant as a marker of popular cultures and social mores surrounding death and dying. Continue reading

Greens push for right to choose

MP Hartland

Colleen Hartland

With eighty-five percent of Australians now in favour of physician assisted death – what are we waiting for? Continue reading

Denial of death and the aged sector

a nursing home

Nursing home residents

On the 30th July 2010, the CEO of  the Aged Care Association Australia, Rod Young, warned the Government there would be severe shortages in nursing home beds by 2030 unless $51 billion is spent on upgrading existing facilities. Continue reading

Saving life…or prolonging death

Saving Life…or prolonging death: Finding the way in a world of medical technology is written by Dr Charlie Corke, an intensive care specialist who claims that the huge advances seen in medical care over the last thirty years have come at a price. Continue reading

Death Conversation

Guests on 774

Leisle Singer,Beth Wilson and Charlie Corke

“My dog wouldn’t have suffered as my husband did”, says Leisle Singer who is  one of Jon Faines’ guests on the ABC’s  conversation hour. Continue reading