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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Advertisement, Doctors for Change, NT News, 8 May 1995.

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Advertisement, Doctors for Change, NT News, 8 May 1995.
Alternative collection title Page 191
Date range (approx.) 8 May 1995
Scope and contents An advertisement refuting the suggestion that all medical practitioners of the Northern Territory are opposed to the introduction of the Private Member's Bill on the Rights of the Terminally Ill. It contains the names of 22 Doctors under the heading Doctors for Change.
Record Type In the news
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 Voluntary Euthanasia
Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill 1995 (NT)
Names (person) Ruth Berlin
Tristan Pawsey
Tony Brownjohn
Paul Riverland
Lionel Crompton
Steven Skov
Tony Edwards
Geoff Stewart
Ben Ewald
Lynton Steohens
Richard Giese
Tim Streeter
Jennifer Gray
Alex Hope
Peter Tait
Wal Tracy
Greg Winterflood
Mark Young
Karl Horsburgh
Dave Moon
Names (organisation) NT News
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]
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