Former Edith Cowan University Professor David Goodall celebrates his 104th birthday surrounded by family and friends. He heads to Bordeaux on 2 May 2018 to visit family before making his final journey to the Swiss city of Basel, where an end of life clinic has approved his application to die through voluntary euthanasia.

He will be accompanied by a representative from euthanasia advocacy group Exit International, which has raised almost $20,000 to cover his travel costs. “I don’t want to go to Switzerland, though it’s a nice country,” Dr Goodall said. “But I have to do that in order to get the opportunity of suicide which the Australian system does not permit.