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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – HOPE Parliamentarian Briefing Pack

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – HOPE Parliamentarian Briefing Pack
Alternative collection title H.O.P.E propaganda Aug 18
Date range (approx.) Aug 2018
Scope and contents A briefing pack put together by HOPE to encourage a vote against the 2015 Commonwealth Restoring Territory Rights Bill. This Bill was an attempt to restore the right to legislate on euthanasia to the Northern Territory and the Australian Caiptal Territory, which was removed by the Commonwelath in 1995. 

The pack contains an Open Letter outlining why the bill should be defeated and why euthanasia should not be supported; Fact Sheets on palliative care and euthanasia and asisted suicide; an article by Paul Kelly published in The Australian opposing the legislation; and an opinion by DF Jakson QC on why Territories should not be treated the same as states from a legal and political standpoint.
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic copy - 26 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 Restoring Territory Rights Bill (Cth) 2015
Physician Assisted Suicide
Palliative Care
Constitutional Rights
Names (person) Stephen Parnis
Paul Kelly
DF Jackson
John Daffy
Names (organisation) HOPE Australia
Places Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
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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]
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