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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Explanatory Memorandum on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (Vic) 2017

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Explanatory Memorandum on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (Vic) 2017
Alternative collection title Vic-Voluntary-Assisted-Dying-Bill-2017-explanitory-memorandum
Date range (approx.) 2017
Scope and contents The Victoria Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (2017) was introduced by the Labor Minister for Health, the Hon Jill Hennessy MP on 21 September 2017. It passed into law on 29 November 2017. This Explanatory Memorandum accompanied when introduced into parliament, and provides an overview of the Bill and outlines its clauses.
Record Type Parliamentary material
Physical description Electronic copy – 24 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 Act (Vic) 2017
Names (person) Jill Hennesy
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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