Nitschke’s medical licence suspension lifted by NT Supreme Court

By Paul Russell. Founder, HOPE Australia In the latest instalment of the ongoing saga between the Medical Board of Australia, AHPRA, and head of Exit International, Philip Nitschke, the latter seems to have scored a small victory. In July 2014 the South Australian Branch of the Medical Board moved to suspend the medical practice licence …

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Nitschke’s campaign for re-registration falters

By Michael Cook Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke is sailing against the wind in his campaign to regain registration as a medical doctor. The Northern Territory branch of the Australian Medical Association expelled him this week for not living up to its code of ethics and his barrister has passed away suddenly. Nitschke ridiculed the AMA’s …

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Euthanasia activist Nitschke loses legal battle to practice as a doctor

  By Michael Cook | Australian euthanasia activist Dr Philip Nitschke remains deregistered after a ruling that his activities would undermine public confidence in the medical profession and posed a serious risk to public safety. Nitschke says that he will appeal the decision by the Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal. The controversial doctor has …

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“Dr. Death” still Mr. Death after suspension appeal loss

  Northern Territory Medical Board Tribunal dismisses Nitschke’s appeal In a media release today from the Exit International Organization, suspended doctor, Philip Nitschke, often dubbed ‘Dr Death’, notes that the Northern Territory Health Professional Review Tribunal has rejected his appeal against the suspension of his medical practice certificate by the South Australian Medical Board. Nitschke …

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Three days in Darwin, Northern Territory (Australia)

  By Paul Russell On Wednesday November 12, the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal wrapped up three days of appeal hearings launched by director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke. Nitschke was appealing the July suspension of his medical registration by the South Australian Branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMA). The South Australian Branch …

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Philip Nitschke on trial in Australia

  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia On November 10, hearings began in Darwin, Northern Territory [Australia] into the decision last July of the South Australian division of the Medical Board of Australia to suspend the medical license of Philip Nitschke, director of Exit International. Nitschke had successfully lobbied to have the hearings take place …

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Why are the British Home Secretary and Metropolitan Police allowing this man to operate in Britain?

  By Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Notorious Australian euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has been in the news again. Last week, it was reported that his organisation Exit International was …

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The suspension of Philip Nitschke’s medical license—why did it take so long?

  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia The recent news of the suspension of Philip Nitschke’s medical license pending the medical board of Australia’s investigations is good news. But many have asked: why has it taken so long? The trigger issue for the medical board was the suicide death of Perth man, Nigel Brayley; Beyond …

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Professor Death Supports Doctor Death

  By Wesley J. Smith I think it is time to start calling Peter Singer ”Professor Death.” The Princeton moral philosopher–an oxymoron in his case–is the world’s foremost proponent of infanticide. He usually uses examples of disabled babies, but the reason he believes they can be killed is that they are supposedly not “persons.” Thus, …

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The ‘messiah of death’ Nitschke: a guru of a bizarre suicide cult

  By Paul Russell, Founder, HOPE Australia This weekend yet another story of  ‘death coaching’ in The Australian written by journalist, Angela Shanahan. Shanahan opens her article by reminding readers of the suicide of Nancy Crick in Australia in 2002; how her death burst the bubble of ‘for terminally ill people only’ myth and how …

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Exit clinic raided by police: another Exit death in Adelaide as HOPE renews call for National Inquiry

  By Paul Russell, founder, HOPE Australia Editor’s note. “Exit” is Philip Nitschke’s international organization. Nembutal is a lethal barbiturate. An hour after Philip Nitschke met today with South Australian Police over the recent Nembutal death, in Adelaide, of former Voluntary Euthanasia Party Senate candidate, Max Bromson, his clinic in the Adelaide suburb of Gilberton …

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Canberra Politician slams Nitschke

  By Paul Russell, Founder, Hope Australia Mary Porter is a Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Canberra (ACT) Parliament. In recent years, Ms Porter has made end-of-life issues something of a leitmotif for her parliamentary career. In the Canberra Times yesterday she attacked Philip Nitschke calling him a ‘zealot’ who was “far more …

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