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Live.On this edition of One Plus One, a snapshot of life and the law with Mark Tedeschi. And ethicist Sarah Winch on why it's possible to have a good

Hello, I'm Jane Hutcheon. Welcome to One Plus One. It's almost five years since Lincoln Winch died of advanced stage cancer in Queensland, an event which rocked the Winch family but nonetheless described by Lincoln's wife Sarah as a good death. Sarah Winch is an academic. She is a former nurse who trained as a sociologist and ethicist and during the final stage of Lincoln's life, decided to write about the experience of caring for Lincoln and the process of dying itself. Just 8 0 pages long, ket death - 'Best Death Possible' is a compassionate guide for anyone who knows or caring for someone about to die. It's an available's an E book from Palmer Higgs Books. It has been five years in the making and one of the hardest things Sarah Winch has written. Sarah Winch, welcome to One Plus One. You have been a nurse. You are now a sociologist and ethicist. Which came first and why?Nursing came first. It was what I wanted to do when I left school. It's been an excellent grounding for healthcare ethics because it has given me a broad overview of the healthcare system and also taught me how to interact with people and with healthcare teams.Why ethics?Why ethics? Ethics I think because it's to do with values and values are often to do with emotions and doing the right thing and how we approach people and how we conduct our life. To me, it's the heart of healthcare.Your husband Lincoln died after being diagnosed with cancer at the end of 2007. He died just four months later. Can you tell me how that unfolded?Yes, we had been on a great holiday. I mean he was a very fit guy. He had his own cycling troupe. He ran, he worked out every day. weren't suspecting he worked out every day. So we was very weren't suspecting anything. was weren't suspecting anything. He
was very diet conscious, he very healthy, looked that on the outside. I guess we began to really notice or I began to query things when we went to New York. He didn't travel very went to New York. He travel very well going over there but it's a long haul flight. He was a bit tired in New York and coming home he was quite unwell. We couldn't quite believe it. I think for anybody it's a terrible shock. I think when the person ostensibly is fit and healthy, has just run around Central Park, in fact has just run a fun run, it's amazing. His even a durns or body's endurance to cope with all that was amazing. He was full of cancer.You have written an eBook called 'Best Death Possible' about Lincoln's death, aimed at giving people advice. At what stage of his illness did you contemplate writing this?During his illness, Lincoln had been a bush poet. So he had many amusing poems. After he did a bike ride, he would write poems. I had been urging him to publish because I published a lot. But he was shy and said they were no good. I said publish something together. When he became ill, he said When he became ill, he said "I would like to publish something together". Say said what will it be on. He said together". Say said it be on. He said my miraculous recovery. He started making notes but he wasn't going to recover. Then he said "I would like you to write something. He said "Write about how you have taken care of me. If I hadn't had you, I wouldn't have known anything". So I said "OK". That was the week he died. You said "Did you do you still want May to write that?" He said "Yes". I was catching up with my PhD supervisors and one of them said "Did Lincoln have a good death?". I said he did. She said I expect that because you had the knowledge.How hard was it for you separating the personal side because it was your husband?I publish regularly and write in all different forms. The book was extraordinarily difficult. Extraordinarily difficult to write. I would start and it was just very - the information in it is very straightforward because I think it needs to be. But yes, I did feel I was reliving it over and over again. I'm not sure - I'm certainly quite relieved it's finished. Quite relieved it's finished, yeah.The concept of a good debtor the best death possible, a lot of people don't even want to talk about their deaths. Is this a sort of gap in, I suppose, the way our society is at the moment, death is is a taboo subject and yet people are getting older and older, obviously last year there was a record number of deaths. It's something we all have to face. So why isn't there the discussion about what a good death constitutes?I think some of the focus has been on the modern medical miracles, of which they are amazing. But we haven't cured death. We are not likely to. So despite that all we can do when I walk past the wonderful hospital where my office has been, I think this hospital does amazing things, and it does, and there is incredible clinicians but it doesn't cure death. At some stage all of us have to think about what sort of death do we want.Is it your observation from the have spent in the hospital system that many dying Australians are system that many Australians are given limited benefit or futile treatment to prolong their benefit or futile prolong their lives?There certainly is a strong perception that certainly is care that is futile , care that care that is futile , care may not have the benefit that we hope it to have. Obviously if we can stop that care and transition people to palliative care or comfort care, then I think they get a better death. I think that we also then put more resources back into the system to circulate for where they are needed most.What is a good death? Is it a death that isn't painful?A good death would be up to the individual. That is what I would like Australians to think about. For a lot of people they would say I would like a pain-free death. I would like a death with dignity. Perhaps I don't want to be treated to the point where I'm in continent and confused. I don't want that sort of death.As Annette situates, where do you stand on the question of assisted suicide?From a personal point of view, because euthanasia a is illegal in Australia. People would be less concerned about euthanasia if they had more of a sense, thought more about the death they want and more of a sense they would have access to good palliative care services. To me, the theory To me, the theory of euthanasia makes sense because it's about autonomy, it's about makes sense because it's autonomy, it's about I would like to end my life now. The practice of it, I have some concerns about in the sense that we have seen that people be pressured and soared. The whole notion of autonomy, being free to choose or do something can be severely limited for some groups. Where things sit at the moment I'm comfortable in terms of the law and practice given that I would, on the proviso I would like people to have better access to palliative care services.You have said in the book that sometimes you think that you should have plead world your husband Lincoln to have one more treatment to drain his lungs and abdomen so he could survive possibly another two days. Does that fall the realm of futile medicine?It does. I think in the book I was very angry at one point and I think I was very angry through the whole process I guess in some ways. He did go in at one point at Easter time to have his lung drained the first time that he had the Mall ig nant fluid that was swamping his body, it was very uncomfortable. An emergency physician who we hadn't seen said let's end it here. This is a terrible situation. You have enough signs for us to put up morphine and commence end of life care. But Lincoln didn't want to. He wanted it drained and wanted to continue for another couple of weeks. He had the fluid drained but it made him extraordinarily weak, so weak he could not get out of bed at that point. He realised himself if I keep having it drained, I will get weaker, weaker, weaker, weaker. The next time he he said no. It was very much his choice and his own physician then said to him "We can drain it, you know what that will be like, or we can put up pain relief but the amount we are going to give you is going to probably end your life more quickly than if you have it drained but your life is only a few days". That, to me, is excellent palliative care and decision making. That to me is a good death. I think there is that awful sense from the family "Please can I have a bit more, please can I have a bit more". Many people would think that. But it is futile and it's not necessarily the best death for the person involved. So I would love to have him back, without a doubt. The children would love to have him back. But it was not to be. You just have to accept that. The fragility of life and your sense of control over life has gone out the window very, very quickly. What you thought you had and what you had that was precious that you knew was precious has gone.Sarah Winch, it's been a great pleasure. Thank you for speaking with One Plus One.Thank you. Plus One.Thank

Plus One.Thank you.

Mark Tedeschi is senior Crown Prosecutor in New South Wales Mark Tedeschi is as well as being Prosecutor in New South as well as being an author and add as well as add an award winning photographer who has exhibited add an award throughout the world. In photographer who has career he has throughout the world. career he has worked on high career he profile cases including the mill at profile mill at backpacker murders and mill the mill at backpacker murders and the murder of prominent heart surgeon Victor Chang. the murder of prominent surgeon Victor Chang. But the
law can be the murder of prominent heart
surgeon Victor law can be a lonely law can be a lonely profession. law can be a Mark Tedeschi's outlet has been his photography Mark Tedeschi's outlet his photography and his new novel. Mark Tedeschi is speaking with Jamelle Wells. Mark Tedeschi, welcome to One Plus One.Thank you, Jamelle.You grew up in Sydney in a family of Italian origin, a family of three. What persuaded you to pursue a career in law?Look, surprising though it may sound, I actually decided when I was four I wanted to become a lawyer. I didn't deviate from that aim right throughout my childhood and adolescence, until I actually rolled in law. Looking back, I'm sure the reason why, my father who was born in Italy and who came to Australia in 1939, at the time that I was born, he was, amongst other things, working as an Italian interpreter. He was interpreting for people accused of crime. He would come home with these lurid stories and I'm sure that that was why I decided I wanted to become a lawyer at such a young age when most boys want to become football stars or rock stars or whatever.Why did you choose to be a prosecutor and not a defence lawyer?When I first went to the Bar, I thought I would become a commercial law barrister because that had been my area of academic specialty. But within a year, I was receiving criminal law briefs for the defence. So I had a practice at the private Bar for six years during which I was doing almost exclusively defence work. I loved it so much, I loved the jury work particularly, of being an advocate on the defence side in jury trials, that I decided I want it do just this. So the first job that came up as a public defender, I applied for and I didn't even get an interview. The next job that came up was as a Crown Prosecutor and there were five positions and I got one of them. That was post office years ago. - 30 years ago.What did you think of Australia's jury system. There is a lot of criticism for the cost and the length of trials because of that system?I am a great supporter of the jury system. I believe you get more good commonsense decisions from a jury of 12 ordinary people than you do from any single person, no matter whether it's an ordinary person or a judge or a specially qualified person. The reason why is that when you have the wisdom and knowledge and experience of the world of 12 people to decide a case about a fellow citizen, there is something about the too and fro of discussion in the jury room that achieves generally a just result. It's a result that the community owns because of the participation of ordinary people in a jury.How does Mark Tedeschi the prosecutor translate into Mark Tedeschi the photographer? Because you are a very well known photographer and you have won awards and taught photography and spoken about it all over the world. How did the two cross over?I find it's important to have an outlet like that. When I'm working on my photographs, it's meditate I have and I lose sight of myself, I lose track of time. It's a very soothing process. I think it's kept me sane. It uses a completely different side of my brain. The law is very logical and precise and mathematical and of course photography is an artistic endeavour where you have got to use your creative instincts. The interesting thing about photographing the holocaust survivors, I had to do it in a short period, I can't remember how long it was, but something like six weeks I had to do all of these photographs so it would be ready for the opening of what was then the new Jewish museum. At the time I running museum. At the time I was
running a particularly traumatic murder trial. So I was leading traumatic murder trial. So incredible trauma and crime during the day in court and then after court I was meeting these holocaust survivors and hearing their stories of miraculous escape and survival and hiding and trauma and death that they had witnessed and undergone during World War II. I had to remind myself for every one of these people who made it through the holocaust and I was interviewing and photographing, there were probably a thousand or maybe even 10,000 who hadn't survived. That was a very sobering thought.Now there is also Mark Tedeschi the author and your latest buk, 'Eugenia' is based on a true story, a crime story. What inspired you to tell that story?Eugenia was a woman of Italian background who went to New Zealand with her parents when she was only two, brought up in New Zealand and realised at a fairly early age that she was a male trapped in the body of a female. She is what we call today transgender. She ended up in Australia and in Australia she took on the identity of a male by the name of Harry Crawford and Harry maintained this identity for 22 years and during that time Harry legally married twice. Neither wife had any idea that
their husband was anything other than their husband other than a full blooded typical working class Australian male. The Australian male. The first wife, after about three-and-a-half years, did three-and-a-half find out and then that wife, after about eight months after finding out, disappeared off the face of the earth and Harry told everybody that his wife had left him for another man. So you can imagine the uproar that it caused in 1920 in Sydney to have a person who had lived as a male, who biologically was a female, and who had married twice and was charged with murdering the first wife. It gripped Australia for months on end and the media was merciless with Eugenia, treated her with utter contempt and hatred and ridicule and treated her as a pervert and a threat to the moral fabric of society. It's the first book of true crime that I've written. My only previous book is called 'The law of international business in Australia' so it's a little bit different to that.When do you get time to sleep? You do so many things?I'm lucky I don't need much sleep. And I do have unusual sleeping patterns. I tend to wake up in the middle of the night, bright as a button and unable to get back to sleep, so I will get up and work on my photographs or if I'm in a trial, I am work on the trial or do some writing. An hour later I will be tired and go back to bed and very easily go back to sleep. I will also do my emails. People receive emails from me at 3am, they assume I've been working terribly hard not realising I've had a lot of sleep in the interim.Mark Tedeschi, thank you.Thank you, Jamelle.

She is one of Australia's most prolific artists who has won a swag of international awards. Robyn Archer is in high demand around the world as a cabaret singer, writer, director and passionate advocate for the arts. She is best known these days for her creative leadership in directing some of the nation's festivals and she has launched her most audacious yet, the year-long Centenary of Canberra. Robyn Archer is Haussegger.Welcome speaking with Virginia Haussegger. One and thanks for joining us.Thank One and thanks us.Thank you.A busy time for you, I know. As the creative director of the Canberra centenary, you are launching the biggest birthday bash that a capital city in Australia has ever seen. Has ever seen. Has it been hard or difficult to excite the nation about Canberra's 100th birthday?Not particularly difficult. I think there has been some really good conversations around the place and I notice the conversation has change add bit. That is what we have been trying to do. The program started early in January and it will go all year and I think people are starting to sit up and take notice a bit better.Why were you interested in this job? You are in demand around the world, not just as a director of festivals and festivals of ideas but also as a speaker. Why did you commit to this? It has been a two or three year commitment?It will be four years at the end, yeah. I've loved Canberra from the first time I came here. It was a family thing. My partner at the time alcoholic grandmother lived here. He we loved driving here, stop at Michelle's French restaurant and make it as far as the Goulburn caravan park and sleep overnight. What I loved about Canberra from the beginning is precisely it was different from other big in your face cities. You had to dig to find it. When you dug, you were generously rewarded. I believe there is a cultural Underbelly here and it's a lively city.You have international awards not for your performance and your work but also your contribution to the works, your creativity, your business leadership in the arts. You are almost a woman that has become too difficult to categorise. of an enigma. In your words, who of an enigma. who is Robyn Archer?Gee, I don't know. I'm a Jack of all don't know. I'm trades. I don't know whether it's temperament. I see a little bit of it in my mum and dad. Whether it's temperament that never made me want to perfect anything, to go down people
one line. There must be some people who just don't have the temperament to stick at one thing. Although Eifman aged to go sort of quite far in professional standing in a few things, my singing in particular. I do know how to work a crowd, which I got from my dad who was a compare and a stand up comedian and singer:I understand you got some of that from your grandmother performing when you were four years old perform ing at the pub.My great grandmother stuck me on the table and made me sing. I was never going to be a neurosurgeon p. I was singing in public from 12 at least. I haven't stopped doing all that stuff. I enjoy it very much. But I do think there is something in it. It may be a bit Australian as well. It may be a national characteristic that our audiences, our population is not large enough to sustain a career in the arts. You have to move away. I think that you either move away and you specialise in something or you become a Jack of all trades and you do many, many things to sustain a career. Many, many people have back stops. There is a handful of people who manage to make a career and profession out of the one thing they do beautifully. I was never going to be quite in that league because my voice is placed exactly where my dad's is and that's about Frank Sinatra. I learned pretty early on I was never going to be picked as the lead in a musical, for instance, because I couldn't sing the songs because you can't transpose it when you are singing with other people. It was that realisation that made me start writing my own work for myself. That turned out to be successful.What has made you competent to take on those things and take those risks, particularly when, as you say yourself, you weren't necessarily skilled or qualified, that is running an arts festival. Why did you think you can do those things?I have no idea. I like challenges and I think I like problem solving. I think people throw you these fabulous challenges. They say would you like to direct a festival. I don't know anything about that, OK. Would you like to direct the biggest festival in Australia, the Adelaide. Yep, I will do that one. Would you like to had look after the Centenary of Canberra. Yeah, OK. I'm not sure where the energy comes from. I was really sick as a kid. I had asthma from about two. I almost died a couple of times. I was really sick. I used to have weeks and weeks off the school sick. I used to have weeks weeks off the school year when I weeks off the condition is I was in primary condition is very controlled
and has been for I was in primary school. That
condition now. I think and has been now. I think because I knew I would get sick and now. I think because I knew would get sick and miss school, mum would bring me my homework, home and I would go back to school after being sick and I would be ahead. I would be ahead. I have never gotten out of the habit of being ahead.Any opportunity you have when you are feeling fit and well, off you go. You have double the energy of other people. I live in Adelaide, that's where I have rented the same two little rooms on the beach for 18 years. I bought my mum the house but I live in the two little rooms. At the moment, when the job finishes anywhere, you think where will it be after this. The fact is with a job life as an artist, you have to go where the work is. Artists and creative directors, you are only ever as good as the job you have just done. That's why you put your head down. There is no security, is no tenure, there is no longevity. Of course after a while you get the confidence there will be things for you to do. I don't know. So this is the moment when I start thinking that great thing that somebody wanted me to do, I will go back to them sand say I've got the time. I find myself writing a few of ha those emails at the moment. I say next year I will be able to do a new show and want to work with my musicians. What has happened in the past, you get a tap and somebody will say there is is a big thing for you to do. That has happened for 20 years. I'm lucky to be able to still singing. I'm having such not singing for my supper, I can pick not singing can pick and can pick and choose what I do. It's a beautiful prospect. Whatever happens will be great. We Whatever happens will
It's a beautiful prospect. We wish you all the best and great success for the Canberra centenary year. Thank you so much for being with One Plus One.Robyn Archer. You can catch us over the weekend on ABC News 24. You can view the current program on our website and click on individual interviews. The address is below. And you can also get in touch with comments or suggestions via email or Twitter. Do join us again next week. For now, goodbye. Closed Captions by CSI.

It's 1pm in dim, in Zimbabwe and early election results are showing a strong lead for President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party, a mid continuing claims of vote-rigging. An historic ruling in the Northern Territory with a mining company fiebed in the first contested case for desecration of an Aboriginal sacred site.And after five weeks in limbo, whistleblower Edward Snowden is experiencing his first day as a rf gee in Moscow in a move that's angered Washington and