News from the PCNQ


(1) 27th March, 10 am at Merthyr Road Uniting Church

Ian Brown, coordinator of the Redcliffe Explorers, will lead a discussion about some of the contentious issues associated with assisted dying and euthanasia. We’ll be looking at the similarities and differences between a number of cases, including the (fictitious) Last Cab to Darwin story, the final communication from our dear Redcliffe friend and Explorers supporter David Judd, and Prof. David Goodall’s life-ending trip to Switzerland at age 104.

The Queensland Uniting Church Synod has recently consulted on the issue, and its comprehensive Consultation Paper ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’ is available at It should be noted that responses to the two Synod options are now closed, but it may be interesting reading prior to our discussions. I have attached the Qld Government inquiry paper for your interest. Responses to this close on 15th April.

  • If you are able, it would be useful to view the Last Cab to Darwin film before the PCN meeting, but be warned – it does contain a lot of strong language!


(2) 16th March at Merthyr Road Uniting Church, New Farm

Loving the Earth – Cancelled

Unfortunately, with just 6 days to go to the planned seminar, numbers are not as good as needed to make this an engaging conversation, so we have decided to cancel this seminar. We may look for another opportunity to share in Dr Mary Tinney’s work.

We apologise to those who had already registered, and suggest you might like to watch an interview with Mary at


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