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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Key Dates in the Birth, Life and Death of the N.T. Rights of the Terminally Ill Act

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Key Dates in the Birth, Life and Death of the N.T. Rights of the Terminally Ill Act
Date range (approx.) 1993-1997
Shelf meters (approx.) 0.00
Scope and contents Timeline created by Marshall Perron
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic copy
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 Andrews Bill
Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996
Natural Death Act 1988 (NT)
Palliative care
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Wake and Gondarra v. Northern Territory and Asche
Names (person) Kevin Andrews
Bob Dent
Paul Keating
Janet Mills
Marshall Perron
Names (organisation) Australian Medical Association
Central Australian Division of General Practice
Green Ant Research Arts and Publishing Pty Ltd
Northern Territory Voluntary Euthanasia Society
Northern Territory Women's Advisory Council
Royal College of Nursing (Northern Territory Chapter)
Top End Division of General Practice
Places Northern Territory
Box list available? n/a
Item list available? n/a
Conditions governing access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are advised that this item 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. Please contact the Archivist on (08) 8946 7794 or at for more information
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Description for Link Folder list for NT Euthanasia Collection [CDU Arafura Research Archive]

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