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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - "A comparison of DWD bills in Australia"

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - "A comparison of DWD bills in Australia"
Date range (approx.) 2014
Shelf meters (approx.) 0.00
Scope and contents A comparison of dying with dignity and voluntary euthanasia bills introduced in Australian state and territory parliaments. Created by Marshall Perron at the end of 2014.
Record Type Parliamentary material
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 Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care (Voluntary Euthanasia) Amendment Bill 2008 (SA)
Dying in Dignity Bill (SA) 2001
Dying with dignity
Dying With Dignity Bill (Tas) 2009
Ending Life With Dignity Bill (SA) 2013
Law and legislation
Medical Treatment (Physician Assisted Dying) Bill 2008 (Vic)
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (NT) 1995
Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill 2013 (NSW)
Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2013 (Tas)
Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2000 (WA)
Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2002 (WA)
Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2008 (SA)
Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2010 (WA)
Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 2012 (SA)
Names (person) Chapple
Places New South Wales
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia
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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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