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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Steve Bracks Backs Euthanasia Push

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Steve Bracks Backs Euthanasia Push
Alternative collection title Ex-Premier-Bracks-supports-VE-12-Jul-
Date range (approx.) 12 Jul 2017
Scope and contents Emailed text of a small article published in The Australian newspaper on 12 July 2017, stating that Steve Bracks, Victorian Labor Premier from 1999-2007 personally supported euthanasia reform but didn’t propose it while Premier as the “timing wasn’t right”.
Physical description Electronic copy - 1 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 Legislation
Names (person) Steve Bracks
Jeff Kennett
Max Sutherland
Neil Francis
Marshall Perron
Names (organisation) The Australian newspaper
Places Victoria
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Item list available? n/a
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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Created: Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 14:24:32 CST by Ben Heaslip