Mitchell Short

Australia’s Oldest Outlaw: Euthanasia Advocate Dr Rodney Syme

Dr Rodney Syme was christened Australia’s Oldest Outlaw in an episode of Andrew Denton’s Podcast series Better Off Dead, because although he admits to consistently ignoring Australian law, he remains at large in the community. Dr Syme helps terminally ill people to end their lives. Also featured in this episode, Mitchell Short, whose father Peter took advantage of Dr Syme’s services. The new documentary Fade to Black depicts their campaign to change Australia’s laws in the last months of Peter’s life.

Show notes for Episode 19:

Your hosts are Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb

With thanks to Dr Rodney Syme and Mitchell Short

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