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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Palliative Care Services fact-sheet, May 1996

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Palliative Care Services fact-sheet, May 1996
Date range (approx.) May 1996
Shelf meters (approx.) 0.001
Scope and contents Fact-sheet from NT Pallative Care Services, noting that "The Northern Territory Government is improving palliative care services in the Northern Territory in line with requirements for the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act"
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Single A4 page
Language English
Language code eng
Collection created by Grant Tambling
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 Grant Tambling.
Subjects Community Care Centres
Palliative Care
Palliative Care and Bereavement Workshops
Respite care
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Names (organisation) Alice Springs Hospital
Darwin Private Hospital
Northern Territory Government
Northern Territory Palliative Care Services
Royal Darwin Hospital
Places Alice Springs
Northern Territory
Tennant Creek
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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