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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Euthanasia Enthusiasm

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Euthanasia Enthusiasm
Alternative collection title NT-News-Editorial-28-Jun-
Date range (approx.) 28 Jun 2018
Scope and contents NT News Editorial published on the 28 June 2018 prior to the vote in Federal parliament to overturn the Euthanasia Laws Act (Cth) 1997, which took away the rights of the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory to legislate on euthanasia. The editorial argues the 1997 legislation was based on religious beliefs of a small number of politiicans. It goes on to express surprise that the sitting NT federal lower house representatives seemed less than enthusiastic at the pending vote.
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 Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill (Cth) 2015
Euthanasia Laws Act (Cth) 1997
Legislation
Territory Rights
Names (person) Kevin Andrews
Tony Burke
Luke Gosling
Warren Snowdon
Michael Gunner
John Howard
Malcolm Turnbull
David leyonhjelm
Names (organisation) The NT News newspaper
Places Northern Territory
Box list available? n/a
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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