Select Committee on Euthanasia Submission No.084 Goss M
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SUBMISSION No.... 04 124 Fitzroy Street, ................... ... Sale. Vic. 3850 10th March, 1995 N.T Select Committee on the Rights of the Terminally 111 bill, G.P.O. Box 3721, Darwin. N.T. 0801 ORIGINAL PAPER No.SM... Laid upon the Table '<> / g / 9 ? Dear Members of the Committee, I write to express my concern at this bill which has been introduced into the N.T. parliament. Although the bill deals with the Terminally 111 and the killing of them, I would like to know if there has been any enquiry into the needs of the terminally ill? My husband, ill with a fatal illness, was given less than one year to live, hence would have been a candidate for euthanasia under your bill. Each year, when he returned to the city to visit his specialist, the physician expressed his surprise and delight to see him again. For five years, my husband was able to be with us, to enjoy his children, spend time with them, talk with them and pass on to them his moral values, thus ensuring that today they are first class Australian citizens. This bill is not in the best interests of Australians, and certainly not in the interests of those who are sick with a potentially fatal illness. Yours sincerely, Margaret Goss (Mrs.) .ECT C ^ "'oN EUTHANASIA