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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Future of Assisted Dying Reform in Australia

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Future of Assisted Dying Reform in Australia
Alternative collection title Future of Assisted Dying in Australia 23 Nov 18
Date range (approx.) 23 Nov 2018
Scope and contents An article written by Ben White and Lindy Wilmott, published in the Australian Health Review volume 42. The article was published after the passage of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (Vic) 2017, and considers how other Australian states and territories may respond to this development. It suggests it may lead to law reform in other parts of Australia, and goes on to consider whether subsequent law reform is likely to follow the conservative Victorian model or be more liberal in outlook.
Record Type In the news
Physical description Electronic copy – 5 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 Legislation
Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (Vic) 2017
Names (person) Ben White
Lindy Willmott
Names (organisation) CSIRO Publishing
Australian Health Review
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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Created: Sat, 24 Apr 2021, 14:31:35 CST by Ben Heaslip