Join us as Andrew Denton investigates the stories, moral arguments and individuals woven into discussions about why good people are dying bad deaths in Australia – because there is no law to help them.
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In the media
Ahead of the release of Better Off Dead – and since his Di Gribble Argument in October – Andrew Denton has spoken, written and debated the issue in the media.
- 'Andrew Denton and Peter Reith on death and the political life' on ABC 774 Melbourne, 30 October 2015
- 'Deathly silence' by Erik Jensen in the Saturday Paper, 31 October 2015
- 'Andrew Denton has fallen for the doctors’ spin on the euthanasia debate' by Fiona Stewart in the Age, 8 November 2015
- 'In 15 years of medicine I've had only one conversation about euthanasia' by Ranjana Srivastava in the Guardian, 9 November 2015
- 'Euthanasia isn’t a substitute for palliative care at the end of life' by Richard Chye in the Age, 9 November 2015
- 'Doctors shouldn't look away when dying patients are suffering' by Andrew Denton in the Age, 10 November 2015
'FactCheck Q&A: Were 550 babies killed last year under Dutch euthanasia laws?' by Colleen Cartwright in the Conversation, 16 November 2015
- 'The right to die or the right to kill? The argument against euthanasia' by Karen Hitchcock in the Monthly, 27 November 2015
Discuss the series
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