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Pauline Hanson and Derryn Hinch get riled up about euthanasia – Starts at 60

Posted: February 18, 2017 at 4:45 am

Pauline Hanson and Derryn Hinch launched emotional arguments in favour of euthanasia, describing the relief it would have given to their families.

The senators were speaking during a debate on a private members bill that would cut federal interference with laws in the territories on assisted suicide, The Daily Telegraph reported.

She weighed about 30 kilos, and looked like a Biafran refugee, Hinch revealed of his mothers appearance as she suffered from lung cancer 26 years ago. Hinch himself has fought liver cancer.

Hanson, meanwhile, spoke of watching the impact on her father of Parkinsons disease, The Daily Telegraph wrote.

We have more compassion for animals than we do for people, Hanson said,adding that euthanasia opponents had never watched a family member lose the ability to care for themselves.

The private members bill would allow the Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory legislative powers to bring in assisted suicide and repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 that prevents them from doing so.

The Restoring Territory Rights (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2016was brought by Greens leader Richard Di Natale. Announcing the bill in August, Di Natale said: Dying with dignity is a social justice issue, its a human rights issue, its a public health issue and it should not be pushed to the political margins.

Hinch and Hanson have been vocal in their support for euthanasia for some time.

Hansons One Nation party has a policy advocating euthanasia, that proposes any person of voting age be permitted to have a document written up that appoints two people as executors who could carry out that persons wish for assisted suicide should they be unable to take action themselves.

I and only I, will determine when my time is up and if I am not in a position to do so, then loved ones of my choosing will, Hanson has written of the policy.

Hinch has argued in the past that the right to decide on ones time of death was robbing older Australians of their dignity.

Being deprived of the legal right to decide that their quality of life has deteriorated to such an extent that they want to say goodbye, he has written of the current laws.

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Miranda Devine on the importance of free speech – Video

Posted: December 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Miranda Devine on the importance of free speech
Columnist for The Daily Telegraph, Miranda Devine, talks about why freedom of speech is important to Institute of Public Affairs members in Melbourne on Thur…

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Is Europe…boring? – Video

Posted: November 7, 2012 at 8:41 am

Is Europe…boring?
Dr Albena Azmanova, social philosopher, political commentator and activist; author, The Scandal of Reason: a critical theory of political judgement Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European studies, University of Oxford; commentator; director, Free Speech Debate Dr Ivan Krastev, chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, Bulgaria; founding member, European Council on Foreign Relations Bruno Waterfield, Brussels correspondent, Daily Telegraph; co-author, No Means No Chair: Angus Kennedy, head of external relations, Institute of Ideas; chair, IoI Economy Forum; convenor, The Academy The anthem of the European Union, Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy', captures an historic European ideal that is hard to associate with the grey-suited bureaucrats of the contemporary EU. 'Ode to Joy' speaks of the excitement and sense of change — sometimes experienced with optimism, sometimes foreboding — that swept Europe after the French Revolution. Through the long nineteenth century until 1914, new nations like Germany, Italy and Greece came into existence, empires spread, Freud, Marx, Darwin and Nietzsche thought, Romantic poets dreamed. The masses entered history, fought for a better world, died in the trenches of the Great War. New waves of revolution swept crumbling empires aside, Bauhaus blossomed, Sartre and Arendt grappled with Heidegger, Einstein lectured in working men's clubs, Joyce was in Paris, Orwell and Hemingway in Spain. Ideas mattered and history was upon us as the hammer and …From:battleofideasViews:3 0ratingsTime:15:01More inNews Politics

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