VESS HELP - Nitschke

Dr Philip Nitschke: First doctor to perform euthanasia under Australia's (short-lived)Northern Territory Rights of the Terminally Ill Act. He also popularised the computer program "Deliverance" for euthanasia under the Act. When the law was overturned, Dr Nitschke continued to campaign with his own group, the Voluntary Euthanasia Research Foundation. Dr Nitschke changed the name of his Australian campaign group to 'Exit International' and sometimes visits the UK amidst high publicity. Exit is not connected with Exit International in any way, and Exit International is not an umbrella group for such societies, although it has representatives in several countries.