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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc Newsletter, April 2007

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc Newsletter, April 2007
Date range (approx.) April 2007
Shelf meters (approx.) 0.00
Scope and contents April 2007 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
Provenance The NT Euthanasia Collection contains donations from a number of contributors. This item was donated by Mrs Judy Dent, President of NTVES.
Subjects Advance directive
Andrews Bill
Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996
Living will
NT statehood
Remembering ROTI National Day of Shame (25 March 2007)
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
The Peaceful Pill Handbook (by Philip Nitschke and Fiona Stewart)
Names (person) Phillip Adams
Lyn Allison
Bob Brown
Judy Dent
Angelika Elliott
John Elliott
Carmen Lawrence
John Morris
Philip Nitschke
Marshall Perron
Philip Ruddock
Fred Short
Fiona Stewart
David Swanton
Names (organisation) Dignitas
Dying with Dignity Victoria
Exit International
NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc
Right to Life Association of New South Wales
Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NSW
Voluntary Euthanasia Society of Queensland
Places Canberra
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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