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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc Newsletter, Oct 2010

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc Newsletter, Oct 2010
Date range (approx.) Oct 2010
Shelf meters (approx.) 0.00
Scope and contents October 2010 edition of the NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc newsletter
Record Type Newsletters
Physical description Electronic copy
Language English
Language code eng
Collection created by Judy Dent
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 Mrs Judy Dent, President of NTVES.
Subjects Andrews Bill
Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996 (Cth)
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Voluntary Refusal of Food and Fluids
Names (person) Kevin Andrews
Bob Brown
Robin Chapple
Richard Cote
Judy Dent
Neil Francis
Faye Girsh
Ted Goodwin
Michael Irwin
Clem Jones
Helga Kuhse
Richard MacDonald
Philip Nitschke
Marshall Perron
Names (organisation) Australian Christian Lobby
Australian Medical Association
Dying with Dignity Victoria
Final Exit Network
NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society
Palliative Care Australia
Society for Old Age Rational Suicide
World Federation of Right to Die Societies
Places Netherlands
Northern Territory
United Kingdom
Western Australia
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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