December 17th 2005


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EDITORIAL: The death penalty and Van Tuong Nguyen

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Contenders for the Howard succession

CULTURE WARS: Fighting to defend civilisation

SCHOOLS: Truth and beauty to exchanged for 'relevance'

OPINION: Abortion drug victimises women

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Burma, ASEAN and selective breast-beating / Latham was right / Asia for the Australians / News item

FOREIGN DEBT: Greenspan issues warning over foreign debt

PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE Private funding 'more expensive'

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: Global significance of China-India relations

IRAQ WAR: Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction

ENVIRONMENT: Ensuring sustainable agriculture

TIMOR LESTE: 'Thanks for helping East Timor'

Compulsory voting a necessity (letter)

Disabled people at risk from euthanasia (letter)

ABC insults Australia's war dead (letter)

Low pay and joblessness (letter)

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Disabled people at risk from euthanasia (letter)


by Brian Harris

News Weekly, December 17, 2005
Sir,

Two disabled women in Victoria had tubes, carrying nutrition and fluid to their stomachs, removed.

Why? Because it was deemed that this was medical treatment under the Victorian Medical Treatment Act.

Also, it was presumed that their lives were not worthy to be lived; and of course they died a long and painful death.

This has sent out a clear message to disabled people - especially to those who have no relatives - that euthanasia doctors are on the march here in Australia.

All that is needed for the triumph of evil is for good men do nothing.

Brian Harris (father of a disabled son),
Hadfield, Vic.




























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