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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Crick Ineligible under Territory Law

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Crick Ineligible under Territory Law
Alternative collection title Page 962
Date range (approx.) 2002
Scope and contents An article published in The Australian by Dvid Nason based on comments by Marshall Peron that Nancy Crick may have been ineligible for voluntary euthanasia under the NT's Rights of the Terminally Ill Act. Crick commiteed suicide in front of 21 witnesses in the Gold Coast in May 2002.
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 Act 1995 (NT)
Suicide
Names (person) Marshall Perron
David Nason
Nancy Crick
Kevin Andrews
Places Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
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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