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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – 6 short Articles from the NT News, 2000.

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – 6 short Articles from the NT News, 2000.
Alternative collection title Page 816-818
Date range (approx.) 2000
Scope and contents A series of articles, editorials and headlines from the NT News centred around the legal ramifications of the Euthanasia Laws Act  1997 with respect to the common practice of doctors adminsitering medication to patients which results in their death.
Record Type In the news
Physical description Electronic Document - 3 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 Euthanasia
Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 (Cth)
Medically Assisted Suicide
Names (person) Marshall Perron
David Bennett
Denis Burke
Shane Stone
Kevin Andrews
Names (organisation) NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society
Places Northern Territory
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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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