Month 4, Day 1: My beginning as a Dying with Dignity Activist

Interesting. I did get into the Age comments follow the link

You will probably need to write it down and key it in.

In addition I have decided to see how I may be able to light a fire under this issue so am going through what I expect will be a never ending process to speak to The Prime Minister. If anyone can assist with ideas on how to build this issue into a very public debate I would be appreciative.

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Submitted on Thursday, 1 May 2014 – 11:13am

Title: Mr
First name: Peter
Family name: Short
Email address:
Your address: Camberwell, Melbourne, VIC, 3124
Subject: Assisted Suicide for Terminally ill people, myself included

I have worked until Feb and paid millions of $ in taxes but never had a say
outside of voting. You can see my profile on linked in if interested as
background. I have had Oesophageal Cancer and went through the process of
fixing that. Unfortunately it returned 5 years and 4 months later, Feb this
year and I now am at the end of month 3, in a 3 to 9 month terminal

Point of this note is I was impressed by the article written by Dr Syme in
this weeks Melbourne Age and I responded in the age comments the following
day. I have no ax to grind but I do believe stongly in peoples right to
choose under the correct circumstances and as I am heading down a track that
may well be difficult I am more incensed than every about the lack of
political will to act. We are in the 21st century lets behave in that manner.
There is of course the budget impact of saving hospital beds, drugs and
treatments when people have better options. I understand as Prime Minister
you are very busy but after a life time of adding significant value to this
country I feel I have earnt the right to meet face to face for 10 minutes to
gain your view on how best to light a fire under this issue. I am a very
reasonable and professional man, just want to seek guidance and coaching from
the boss so to speak one on one.
As well as Facebook and linked in where you can check my bonafides I have a
I hope this is one of those times I don’t become a victim of hand pass and
delegation ending in a polite letter.
Feel free to ring 0418 862 180 or respond via email
As it is heads up to a meeting request I will mail as well.
Look forward to meeting
Peter Short.

Pain 0/10 Mental Health 10/10 Physical Health 9/10 Life Enjoyment 10/10

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