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Mercy Health joins the assisted dying debate Mercy Health joins the assisted dying debate

Mercy Health joins the assisted dying debate

Friday 21 July 2017

Media and Communications Office

Mercy Health has this afternoon contributed forcefully to the discussion surrounding the Victorian government’s ministerial report, released today, that assisted dying legislation is propsed for Victoria and will be put before a conscience vote of Victorian parliamentarians soon.

According to ministerial report , under Victoria’s first voluntary euthanasia laws, terminally ill patients who are told they have 12 months to live or less would be able to apply for physician-assisted voluntary euthanasia.

The South Sudanese tell their story – in Albion

Friday 21 July 2017

Words by Terry Byrne

On a brisk winter weekend in Melbourne, a Forum initiated by Pax Christi was held for the local community to listen to South Sudanese speakers relate their experiences in South Sudan and the factors that led to them and many more coming to Australia as refugees.

The event was held at St Theresa’s school hall in Albion and attended by a number of people interested to make the acquaintance of the South Sudanese and learn something of their journey.

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