Life and death debate

March 07, 2018

The euthanasia debate was ignited at last week’s MacKillop candidate forum, with the three political aspirants in attendance presenting polarising views to the audience on legislative change allowing assisted dying for the terminally ill.

The Penola Pennant reports Australian Conservatives candidate for MacKillop Richard Bateman highlited the party’s $24 billion palliative care pledge,“This is an issue that will ongo and in 10 years time it might be different, but at this stage I think we need to make sure we have good palliative care for those who need it and supporting the families." 

“Robert Brokenshire has done a lot of work and he wants to have $24 billion put into palliative care for rural and regional areas as much as the city," he said.

“We need to be on more of a level playing field with this sort of issue. The current state where most people sit is life is life and life should be preserved," Mr Bateman said.

Picture: Australian Conservatives MacKillop candidate Richard Bateman

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