Legistrative Council E-Petitions

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Right to refuse Psychiatric Treatment
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the much needed human rights currently being denied to Victorians, that is, the right to refuse psychiatrists’ products, procedures, programs and beds. To force Victorians to submit to what psychiatrist’s dictate, to their environmentally unfriendly, unethical, and unhealthy products, is undemocratic and violates the United Nations ‘Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’, as well as sections 8.2 and 8.3 of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. Victorians must have the right to choose, refuse and conscientiously object to pharmaceutical products, medical procedures or programs for personal, political or environmental reasons and have their right to refuse upheld. Victorians should not be discriminated against on the basis of a psychiatrist’s diagnosis of a person having a psychiatric disability, nor subjected forcibly to human research on this basis.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to repeal legislation that forces psychiatrists’ products, procedures, programs and beds upon Victorians.
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