There’s no Parliament that’s captured, there’s no executive that’s captured. There’s only individuals. But they’re always talking about state capture. That’s political propaganda…. When I established the commission of inquiry, one of the things they will have to clarify is, what is state capture? I’m sure I’d be very keen to know. Is that phrase correct?
The results of the same-sex marriage postal survey are in, and it's now up to Parliament to do the heavy lifting.
This is the worst case scenario argument from people who want assisted suicide laws. It goes like this: people who are paralyzed cannot commit suicide themselves. Therefore, they are denied a right. Therefore, we have to pass assisted suicide laws.
The on-going campaigns to legalise euthanasia or assisted dying, some of which are attracting the support of various celebrities, have raised particular concerns amongst people with disabilities and their families and supporters. They fear the calls for legalisation will intensify and say they feel particularly vulnerable in the current economic climate with cuts in vital public services on which they depend.
What we are talking about here is giving doctors the right to kill their patients, which is the exact opposite of the first principle of medicine: do no harm. I think you need to read more carefully the case being made against euthanasia. You have largely just presented a series of clichés by the pro-death lobby.