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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Explanatory Note on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW) 2017 as introduced into Parliament

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Explanatory Note on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW) 2017 as introduced into Parliament
Alternative collection title Notes on NSW VAD Bill 2017
Date range (approx.) 2017
Scope and contents The NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 was a private member’s bill introduced by Nationals MP Trevor Khan. It failed to pass in the NSW Upper House by one vote on Thursday 16 November 2017. This Explanatory Note accompanied and provided an overview of the NSW Bill when introduced into parliament, and outlines the Bill’s provisions and schedules.
Record Type Parliamentary material
Physical description Electronic copy - 6 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 Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (NSW) 2017
Names (person) Trevor Khan
Places New South Wales
Box list available? n/a
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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