Euthanasia advocate censured after failing to disclose murder convictions

A euthanasia advocate who failed to disclose three overseas murder convictions has been censured and had his registration cancelled.

Sean Davison applied to the Medical Sciences Council for registration as a medical laboratory scientist in 2017.

As part of the application, he admitted to a conviction relating to the attempted suicide of his terminally ill mother, Patricia Davison.

In 2006, Davison administered a lethal dose of morphine to his mother, after she had repeatedly asked for help in ending her own life.

It was a case that made headlines in 2011, and at the time, sparked calls for euthanasia legislation. Read more

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