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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc Newsletter, May 2005

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc Newsletter, May 2005
Date range (approx.) May 2005
Shelf meters (approx.) 0.00
Scope and contents May 2005 edition of the NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc newsletter
Record Type Newsletters
Physical description Electronic copy
Language English
Language code eng
Collection created by Judy Dent
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 Mrs Judy Dent, President of NTVES.
Subjects Advance directive
Bob Dent Award
Criminal Code Amendment (Suicide Related Material Offences) Bill 2005
Exit International Conference, Brisbane 2005
George Saba Medal
killing me softly – Voluntary Euthanasia and the Road to the Peaceful Pill (book by Philip Nitschke and Fiona Stewart)
Living will
Marilyn Seguin Award
Natural Death Act 1988 (NT)
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Territory Palliative Care, Royal Darwin Hospital
Tokyo Declaration
World Federation of Right to Die Societies conference, Tokyo 2004
Names (person) Michio Arakawa
Mark Boughey
Sue Carter
Judy Dent
Libby Drake
Beatriz Gomez
Jacqueline Herreman
Derek Humphry
Michael Irwin
Rob Jonquiere
Jacob Kohnstamm
Richard MacDonald
Philip Nitschke
Marshall Perron
Hidaya Sakurai
Fiona Stewart
Jon Tippett
Names (organisation) Exit International
Final Exit Network (Atlanta, USA)
Fundacion Pro Derecho a Morir Dignamente (DMD) (Colombia)
Japan Medical Association
Japan Society for Dying with Dignity
Libera Uscita (Rome, Italy)
NT Voluntary Euthanasia Society Inc
Right to Die Netherlands (NVVE
SAVES (Durban, South Africa)
World Federation of Right to Die Societies
Places Australia
Northern Territory
South Africa
United States of America
Box list available? n/a
Item list available? n/a
Conditions governing access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are advised that this item 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. Please contact the Archivist on (08) 8946 7794 or at for more information
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Open access Yes
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