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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc Newsletter, Oct 1998

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc Newsletter, Oct 1998
Date range (approx.) October 1998
Shelf meters (approx.) 0.001
Scope and contents October 1998 edition of the NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc newsletter 
Record Type Newsletters
Physical description Four A4 pages (black & white) 
Language English
Language code eng
Collection created by Marshall Perron
Biographical history The Northern Territory was the first jurisdiction in the world to explicitly legalise euthanasia. The Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT) entered into law on 1 July 1996. The following year the Commonwealth Parliament intervened to overturn the Act. Section 50A was added to the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 to prohibit the Northern Territory from making laws in respect of euthanasia. The Rights of the Terminally Act was in force for 9 months, during which time four people died by medically assisted suicide through its provisions.
Provenance The NT Euthanasia Collection contains donations from a number of contributors. This item was donated by Mr Marshall Perron, then Patron of NTVES.
Subjects Euthanasia
Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996
Northern Territory Statehood Referendum 1998
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Names (person) Kevin Andrews
Judy Dent
Philip Nitschke
Marshall Perron
Names (organisation) NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society
Places Japan
Michigan
Northern Territory
Oregon
Box list available? n/a
Item list available? n/a
Conditions governing access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are advised that this item may contain images or names of people who have since passed away
Related material Please see folder list for the NT Euthanasia Collection (link below)
Location Arafura Research Archive. Please contact the Archivist on (08) 8946 7794 or at ara@cdu.edu.au for more information
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Open access Yes
Description for Link Folder list for NT Euthanasia Collection [CDU Arafura Research Archive]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572


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