Euthanasia clinic opening ‘hopeful’

Dr Nitschke has come under attack from Walkerville Council member Sinead Bernardi, wife of federal senator Cory Bernardi, after announcing plans to open Australia’s first assisted suicide clinic.

He wants to use the facility to advise terminally ill patients via Skype consults with doctors overseas, test euthanasia drugs and distribute nitrogen kits.

The council has not formally considered the clinic but Dr Nitschke said Cr Bernardi had expressed opposition in