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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Flow chart detailing conditions applicable to assistance

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Flow chart detailing conditions applicable to assistance
Date range (approx.) 1995
Shelf meters (approx.) 0.001
Scope and contents Flow chart associated with the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT), detailing 'conditions applicable to assistance'. It asks a number of questions which, when answered in sequence, lead to either 'Assistance to Voluntarily Terminate Life May Not Be Given' or 'Assistance to Voluntarily Terminate Life May Be Given'
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Single A3 page
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.
Subjects Euthanasia
Law and legislation
Medical ethics
Medically assisted suicide
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Places Northern Territory
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 for more information
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Open access Yes
Description for Link Folder list for NT Euthanasia Collection [CDU Arafura Research Archive]

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