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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Holly’s Choice

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Holly’s Choice
Alternative collection title Holly Warland story Courier Mail 24 Feb 18
Date range (approx.) 24 Feb 2018
Scope and contents An article by Leisa Scott, published in Qweekend, the weekend magazine of The Courier-Mail, on 24 February 2018. The article discusses Holly Warland’s muscular dystrophy and her desire to see voluntary assisted dying legislated in Queensland.
Record Type In the news
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 Muscular Dystrophy
Voluntary Assisted Dying
Legislation
Suicide
Names (person) Leisa Scott
Holly Warland
Luke Amos
Names (organisation) The Courier-Mail
Places Queensland
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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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