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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Aboriginal Opposition to Voluntary Euthanasia?

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Aboriginal Opposition to Voluntary Euthanasia?
Alternative collection title Page 612
Date range (approx.) 1996
Scope and contents Marshall Perron cites the support of Wesley Lanhupuy, the member for Arnhem who voted for the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT) to argue that Aboriginal opposition to voluntary euthanasia is not uniform. He further makes the point that there appeared no evidence of decline in Aboriginal people seeking health support after the passage of the Act, contrary to the claims voiced by opponents of the legislation prior to the act coming into effect.
Physical description Electronic Document – 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 Aboriginal Responses to Euthanasia Debate
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Wesley Lanhupuy
Kevin Andrews
Places Northern Territory
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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]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572


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