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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Rights of the Terminally Ill Act as Assented 16 June 1995

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Rights of the Terminally Ill Act as Assented 16 June 1995
Alternative collection title Page 262-273
Date range (approx.) 16 Jun 1995
Scope and contents Rights of the Terminally Ill Act as passed on 25 May 1995 and Assented to on 16 June 1995. Contains a note by Marshall Perron: As originally passed. Later amended to require psychiatric examination. for people wishing to access assisted dying.
Record Type Parliamentary material
Physical description Electronic Document – 12 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 Legislation
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Places Northern 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
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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