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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Informing the Euthanasia Debate: Perceptions of Australian Politicians 2018

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Informing the Euthanasia Debate: Perceptions of Australian Politicians 2018
Alternative collection title Informing the Euthanasia Debate Perceptions of Australian Politicians 2018
Date range (approx.) 2018
Scope and contents Research paper published in the UNSW Law Journal v41 i4, 2018. The article “collects, synthesises and maps” the arguments advanced by politicians when euthanasia and assisted dying Bills were debated in parliament between 1993 and 2017. An appendix categorises the arguments analysed.
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic copy – 50 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
Names (person) Andrew McGee
Ben White
Christopher Stackpoole
Juliet Davis
Kelly Purser
Lindy Willmott
Names (organisation) UNSW Law Journal
Places 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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