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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Why Age Readers Voted Daniel Andrews the Victorian Newsmaker of the Year

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Why Age Readers Voted Daniel Andrews the Victorian Newsmaker of the Year
Alternative collection title The Age 30 Dec 2017
Date range (approx.) 30 Dec 2017
Scope and contents An article published in The Age newspaper on 30 December 2017, written by Michelle Griffin and Benjamin Preiss. The article argues that the passage of assisted dying legislation through the Victorian parliament was the key reason why Age readers voted him their Newsmaker of the Year. Reader quotes are included as well as comments from politics lecturer Paul Strangio on Andrew’s electoral fortunes for a second term.
Record Type In the news
Physical description Electronic copy – 2 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 Public Opinion
Legislation
Names (person) Daniel Andrews
Michelle Griffin
Benjamin Preiss
Paul Strangio
Clare Burns
Lydia thorp
Names (organisation) The Age newspaper
Places Victoria
Box list available? n/a
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]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572
 
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