Spotlight: How death became the fight of Andrew Denton’s life
Australia is one of just a handful of countries around the world that have legislated in favour of euthanasia.
Every Australian state has now legalised voluntary assisted dying – and the territories are expected to follow after the federal government granted them freedom to legislate.
That situation would have been hard to imagine when Andrew Denton first joined the campaign for voluntary assisted dying. Known for his penetrating television interviews, Andrew found a debate where progress had been stymied and the voices of those affected most – the dying – weren’t being heard.
Today, we revisit our conversation with voluntary assisted dying campaigner Andrew Denton, on how to change a debate, combat misinformation and the voices that really changed the law across Australia.
Guest: Andrew Denton
7am is a daily show from The Monthly and The Saturday Paper.
It’s produced by Kara Jensen-Mackinnon, Zoltan Fecso and Cheyne Anderson.
Our technical producer is Atticus Bastow. Our editor is Scott Mitchell.
Sarah McVeigh is our head of audio. Erik Jensen is our editor-in-chief.
Mixing by Laura Hancock and Andy Elston.
Our theme music is by Ned Beckley and Josh Hogan of Envelope Audio.
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