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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - "Euthanasia. Right legislation: Wrong jurisdiction?"

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - "Euthanasia. Right legislation: Wrong jurisdiction?"
Date range (approx.) April 1997
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Scope and contents Extract from a written statement by Chips Mackinolty to the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inqury into Euthanasia. Published as an article in Alternative Law Journal [Vol. 22, No. 2, April 1997] and reproduced with permission.
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic copy
Language English
Language code eng
Collection created by n/a
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 Chips Mackinolty and is reproduced with the permission of the ALJ.
Subjects Aboriginal Health Workers
Aboriginal responses to euthanasia debate
Alternative Law Journal
Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 (Cth)
Palliative care
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Names (person) Chips Mackinolty
Janice Reid
Peter Sutton
Names (organisation) Department of Health (NT)
Lyons Forum
Northern Territory Health Services
Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into Euthanasia
Places Arnhem Land
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 1. CDU NT Euthanasia Collection
2. Transcript of Mr Mackinolty's appearance before the Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee - 13/02/1997 (Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996) - accessed 22 Aug 2017

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