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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – 80% Back Parliament Inquiry into Voluntary Assisted Dying

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – 80% Back Parliament Inquiry into Voluntary Assisted Dying
Alternative collection title QLD VE Poll taken 1 Sep 2018
Date range (approx.) 1 Sep 2018
Scope and contents Media Release from The Clem Jones Group and Dying With Dignity Queensland revealing the results of polling conducted by Reachtel on support for voluntary assisted dying. The results show that close to 80% of respondents are in support. The release goes on to outline steps being taken in other Australian jurisdictions to pass legislation. The polling results of 6 questions are included in the media release.
Record Type In the news
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 Public Opinion
Voluntary Assisted Dying
Names (person) David Muir
Joe Hall
Names (organisation) Clem Jones Group
Dying With Dignity Queensland
Places Queensland
Western Australia
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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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Created: Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 14:17:17 CST by Ben Heaslip