Video Interviews
Viewpoints from eminent Tasmanians...
Video Interviews

Short interviews with eminent Tasmanians on the harms and risks to individuals and society associated with any removal of the prohibition of euthanasia and assisted suicide

Compilation video
Compilation of interviews
with eminent persons

Extracts of interviews with eminent Tasmanians - respected leaders in their fields of academia, medicine, law and social policy – opposed to the introduction of euthanasia or assisted-suicide in Tasmania

Discussion Paper
Is the Discussion Paper up to standard?

The discussion paper relies largely on information from various 'thorough' reviews released in 2011 and 2012 in Canada and the UK. This video examines these reviews and asks the question whether these reviews meet the standards required by parliamentarians when considering legislative reform

Prof. Tonti-Filippini
Euthanasia - there are no safeguards

Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini, Associate Dean and Head of Bioethics at the JP II Institute provides his view on why euthanasia legislation cannot be made safe. As a sufferer from chronic illness he explains that legalising euthanasia places a burden on certain groups of persons whose lives become conditional

Dr Paul Dunne
Q and A
with Dr Paul Dunne

Dr Paul Dunne, a Senior Palliative Care Specialist with over 20 years experience in assisting patients in their final stages of life, responds to questions around the standard of palliative care in Tasmania; the management of pain; and the threat that euthanasia poses to the practice of medicine

Dr Jeremy Prichard
Q and A
with Dr Jeremy Prichard

Dr Jeremy Prichard, a Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Law, discusses the hidden nature of elder abuse; explores the issue of pressure that might be placed on the elderly to access euthanasia or assisted-suicide; and considers the potential for future creep in the scope of legislation

Prof. Ray Lowenthal
Q and A
with Prof. Ray Lowenthal

Prof. Ray Lowenthal, a Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine with over 30 years experience in assisting patients in their final stages of life, clears up misconceptions around uncontrolled pain and the use of morphine and considers whether safeguards would be sufficient to protect the vulnerable

Kristi Giselsson
Q and A
with Dr Kristi Giselsson

Dr Kristi Giselsson, a Doctor in Philosophy and Honorary Research Associate at UTAS, argues that legalising euthanasia or assisted suicide would establish a dangerous principle that some lives are not worth living and that some humans do not have the same worth as other humans

Prof. Michael Tate
Q and A
with Prof. Michael Tate

Prof. Michael Tate, an Honorary Research Professor and Lecturer in International Humanitarian Law, sets out what is currently permitted under Tasmanian Law and the likely impact on vulnerable Tasmanians should current protections under the Criminal Code be removed to allow euthanasia or assisted suicide

Dr Nicholas Cooling
Q and A
with Dr Nicholas Cooling

Dr Nicholas Cooling, a Senior Lecturer in Medical Practice and a General Practitioner, discusses the impact of euthanasia and assisted suicide on the education of medical professionals; the doctor / patient relationship; and the ethical framework for medical practice

Hon. William Cox
Hon. William Cox launches

Hon. William Cox launches REALdignitytas at Parliament House Tasmania and warns of the risks to the frail and the vulnerable should current legal protections be removed

Carolyn Wallace
Q and A
with Carolyn Wallace

Carolyn Wallace, the Director of Clinical Services at Southern Cross Care, Tasmania's leading aged care provider, discusses the impact of euthanasia and assisted suicide on aged care; the misconceptions around the dignity of living and dying in an aged care facility; and the issues of pressure and elder abuse


Viewpoints on euthanasia and assisted suicide from eminent Tasmanians