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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Ethics and Law - The Dying Patient (Run Sheet)

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Ethics and Law - The Dying Patient (Run Sheet)
Alternative collection title Page 8
Date range (approx.) 11 Aug 1994
Scope and contents Running sheet for the one day national forum, Ethics and the Law – The Dying Patient. Organised by the Australian Medical Association, it was held in Canberra on August 11 1994. Contains a note by Marshall Perron with reference to one of the speakers, AMA President Brendan Nelson, that this talk convinced Perron to introduced legislation to the NT parliament.
Record Type In the news
Physical description Electronic Document – 1 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 Euthanasia
Names (person) Brendan Nelson
Malcolm Fisher
Marshall Perron
Norelle Lickiss
Helga Kuhse
David Kelly
Roger Hunt
Names (organisation) Australian Medical Association
Places Australian Capital Territory
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
Open access Yes
Description for Link Folder list for NT Euthanasia Collection [CDU Arafura Research Archive]

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