Dr Philip Nitschke de-registered from Australian Medical Board

Dr Philip Nitschke de-registered from Australian Medical Board

The Australian Medical Board has de-registered euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke, after he assisted a 45-year-old man in taking his own life.

Perth man Nigel Brayley died in May, but he was not ill at the time of his death, and it was revealed last month Dr Nitschke has been in email contact with Mr Brayley.

Dr Nitschke as continuously campaigned for the terminally ill and their right to take their own lives, and has denied having any direct involvement in Mr Brayley’s death.

But the board ruled last night that Dr Nitschke posed a serious risk to the health and safety of the public.

Dr Nitschke has described the move as “a new low in medical politics”, and says he will appeal the decision.

But the Vice-President of the WA branch of the Australian Medical Association, Dr Andrew Miller, has welcomed the Medical Board’s decision, saying Dr Nitschke has failed in his duty as a doctor.

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