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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – One Simple Question

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – One Simple Question
Alternative collection title Bi-elections briefing note 10 Jul 18
Date range (approx.) 10 Jul 2018
Scope and contents Briefing note produced by The Clem Jones Group and Dying With Dignity Queensalnd for 5 by-elections held on July 28 2018 for Federal parliament. The note provides background on Australian and global legislation, and then asks a “simple question” for by-election candidates – will you support the August vote to restore Territory power to legislate for voluntary assisted dying.
Physical description Electronic copy – 3 pages
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 Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 (Cth)
Voluntary Assisted Dying
Names (person) David Leyonhjelm
Clem Jones
Names (organisation) Clem Jones Group
Dying With Dignity Queensland
Places Queensland
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
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Conditions governing access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers should be aware that this collection 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
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Description for Link Folder list for NT Euthanasia Collection [CDU Arafura Research Archive]
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