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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Hasten Slowly on Euthanasia

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Hasten Slowly on Euthanasia
Alternative collection title K RUDD Opinion
Date range (approx.) 7 Dec 2019
Scope and contents An article by Jamie Walker, published in the Australian newspaper, based on comments by Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd urging Labor states to “hasten slowly” on euthanasia. The comments came in the wake of the WA parliament passing assisted dying legislation. The article also contains comments from AMA Queensland that further legislation should be halted for 2 years to assess the legislative impact, while Andrew Denton urges Queensland to introduce legislation.
Record Type In the news
Physical description Electronic copy – 2 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 Voluntary Assisted Dying
Palliative Care
Names (person) Kevin Rudd
Andrew Denton
Dilip Dhupelia
Marshall Perron
Marshall Perron
Names (organisation) The Australian newspaper
Go Gentle Australia
Australian Medical Association 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, 05 Jun 2021, 13:14:03 CST by Ben Heaslip