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Here are our latest media releases and information statements prepared by the Centre. They address issues of current interest and concern.


 Should we ever provide “futile” care?


The question posed as the title of this article arises from a comment on a case contained in a recent edition of Residential Aged Care Communique (Vol.9 Issue 5). The statement raised a few questions on which I have been asked to comment. 

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Posted: Monday 13th of April 2015

 Comments on the Instrumentum Laboris


The Instrumentum Laboris (Working Document) for the upcoming Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, has been released.  Although a working document, it already acknowledges  “the need of establishing real, practical formation programmes through which the truths of the faith on the family might be presented, primarily to appreciate their profound human and existential value” (para.14). Read on...

Posted: Wednesday 16th of July 2014

 “End of Life Care” and advance health care planning.


I am frequently asked questions about “end of life care”.  Some people want to know if it is alright to refuse medical treatments towards the end of life.  Others are concerned that they might be deprived of treatment which would sustain his or her life.

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Posted: Wednesday 30th of April 2014

 Respect Life Sunday, 2013


Sunday 6th October is the day on which the Archdiocese of Brisbane celebrates Respect Life Sunday, (or Sanctity of Life Sunday).  Read on...

Posted: Monday 23rd of September 2013

 Voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide


Some comments on How should Australia regulate voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide? A background paper, by Professor Ben White and Professor Lindy Willmott.   Comments by Ray Campbell, Ph.D. Read on...

Posted: Wednesday 27th of February 2013



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