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Nitschke guest speaker at Rotary function

(Community News)
A SPOKESMAN for the Essendon North Rotary Club has defended the club’s decision to have controversial Philip Nitschke as its guest speaker at a coming function.

The founder, chairman and public face of Exit International, a pro-euthanasia group, Dr Nitschke is the movement’s most recognised figure. Despite the practice being illegal in Australia, Dr Nitschke became the first person in the world to legally kill another person when he administered a lethal injection to a patient in the Northern Territory under the short-lived Rights of the Terminally Ill Act of the Northern Territory.

Dr Nitschke went on to administer another three lethal injections in the Northern Territory until the Federal Government intervened and again made the practice illegal….more

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