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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Doctor-Assisted Disaster for Medicine - Presentation Flyer

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Doctor-Assisted Disaster for Medicine - Presentation Flyer
Alternative collection title Toffler presentation 29 Jun 17
Date range (approx.) 29 Jun 2017
Scope and contents Flyer for a presentation by Profesor William F Toffler, speaking on the “dire effects of assisted suicide laws on patients and the [medical] profession. The event was hosted by Inga Peulich MLC (Victorian Liberal Party) at Parliament House, Melbourne on 29 June 2017. Toffler is a family medicine doctor from Oregon (USA).
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic copy – 1 page
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 Assisted Suicide
Medical Ethics
Names (person) William L Toffler
Inga Peulich
Places Victoria
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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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