|Alex Schadenberg in Australia.|
I arrived in Melbourne, a day late, due to a problem with one of the flights, leaving me with no sleep before my presentation.
There were more than 400 people who came to the Life Dinner to hear my talk in Melbourne. The audience was very interested, the dinner was superb, and I met some very knowledgeable people.
It was the fourth year that the Melbourne groups organized the Life Dinner, that is organized by a coalition of 18 pro-life/pro-family groups with differing roles and purposes. These groups work together on the Life Dinner and one common community project. The purpose of the dinner is to raise money for a common community project that each group agreed to support.
I was very impressed with how diverse groups were able to work together, create synergy and agree to support one common goal on a yearly basis. The Life Dinner is a lesson that many people need to recognize as a model that other communities should follow.
|Hon Kevin Andrews (right side)|
Attending the Life Dinner were several political leaders including The Hon Kevin Andrews MP (Liberal) who in 1996, steered through the federal parliament the legislation that overturned the Northern Territories euthanasia legislation.
Hon. Kevin Andrews informed me that politics is not only the art of the possible, but a good plan will also create possibilities that can be implemented. The Andrews bill accomplished what was first perceived to be impossible.
Recently we had a terrible court decision by Justice Smith, legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada. This legal decision needs to be overturned. I learned from Kevin Andrews that if it is not overturned we can reverse the terrible decision.