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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – VAD media-Watch 18-24 November

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – VAD media-Watch 18-24 November
Alternative collection title VAD-in-Victoria-is-safe-18-Nov-18
Date range (approx.) 18-24 Nov 2018
Scope and contents A summary of articles published in mainstream Australian media on the subject of Voluntary Assisted Dying. The summary is put together by volunteers and circulated to advocates around Australia. This edition highlights articles in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland.
Record Type Newsletters
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 Voluntary Assisted Dying
Names (person) Matthew Guy
Andrew Denton
Jon Faine
Graham Watt
Margaret Quirk
Mark McGowan
Annastacia Palaszczuk
Names (organisation) GoGentle Australia
Dying With Dignity Victoria
St John of God Healthcare
Places Victoria
Western Australia
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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.
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, 18 Sep 2021, 14:24:21 CST by Ben Heaslip