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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Brief mailed to Senators during the Debate on the Returning Territory Rights Bill, August 2018

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Brief mailed to Senators during the Debate on the Returning Territory Rights Bill, August 2018
Alternative collection title Comprehensive-brief-to-Senators-August-2018
Date range (approx.) August 2018
Scope and contents A brief prepared by GoGentle Australia in 2 parts, and distributed by Marshall Perron.

Part 1 – Why Territories right should be restored: summarises why the NT and the ACT should have their rights to legislate voluntary assisted dying restored; and

Part 2 – Voluntary assisted dying in Australia, regulating a dangerously unregulated space: argues that assisted dying and suicide are already taking place and that legislation will allow better outcomes through a regulated environment.
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic copy – 28 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 Palliative Care
Voluntary Assisted Dying
Drugs
Legislation
Suicide
Slippery Slope Argument
Doctors
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Names (organisation) GoGentle Australia
Places Victoria
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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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