Our origin story
Have you ever wondered where it all started with Go Gentle Australia?
In our COVID-imposed physical isolation, we’ve delved into the vault to revisit our origins – and been inspired.
We believe you might be too.
Over 18 months in 2014/15, Andrew Denton – one of Australia’s truly creative media identities – asked himself an important question: why are good people dying bad deaths in Australia, and why are there no laws to help them?
The result: a remarkable 17-part podcast called Better Off Dead in which Denton travels the world to investigate the stories, moral arguments and individuals on both sides of the debate about euthanasia.
The podcast and its success led to the launch of Go Gentle Australia, and a renewed push for Voluntary Assisted Dying laws in this country.
If you haven't heard it yet, it is compelling listening. Find it here.
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