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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection

Also known as: Arafura Research Archive, Assisted Dying Collection
Charles Darwin University, Australia
Mary Paton (Managed by)
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ara@cdu.edu.au Arafura Research Archive. Please contact the Archivist on (08) 8946 7794 or at ara@cdu.edu.au for more information

Brief description

Papers relating to the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT) and the Commonwealth (federal) Parliament’s overturning of the Act in 1997. Includes reports and submissions by individuals and groups, press clippings, Senate papers and supporting documents.

 

Full description

The Arafura Research Archive at CDU holds a significant collection of papers relating to the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT) and the Commonwealth Parliament’s overturning of the Act in 1997. The Northern Territory was the first jurisdiction in the world to explicitly legalise euthanasia. As such, there is significant research interest in this material.

The collection includes:
· house digitised items and their metadata in the University’s digital repository, eSpace;
· an engaging and interactive online exhibition which brings these items together to facilitate research and dialogue.

Dr Stephen Hamilton is working on the Arafura Research Archive spanning almost 100 years of NT history

Spanning almost 100 years, the Arafura Research Archive holds documents recording the passage of euthanasia legislation through parliament, official papers leading to the establishment of bi-lingual education in remote communities, and records that chronicle the growth of tertiary education in the Territory.

Historian and archivist Dr Stephen Hamilton said that the Archive at Charles Darwin University was being re-organised to improve access to the collections.

“Most of the material has been donated by university researchers or members of the public who have worked in areas of interest to the researchers,” Dr Hamilton said. “The Archive houses the research papers of some of the NT’s most prominent historians.”

Dr Hamilton said the Archive was not only a valuable resource for university researchers, but also freelance historians, novelists and students.

The Arafura Research Archive at Charles Darwin University is part of the Special Collection of the University Library.

Notes

The Northern Territory was the first jurisdiction in the world to explicitly legalise euthanasia.

Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995
The Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill was passed by the Northern Territory's Legislative Assembly on 25 May 1995.

Rights of the Terminally Ill Amendment Act 1996
The Rights of the Terminally Ill Amendment Bill was passed by the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly on 20 February 1996 and assented to by His Honour the Administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia, Mr KJ (Austin) Asche, on 20 March 1996. This Act came into effect on 1 July 1996.

Senate Legal & Constitutional Legal Committee, March 1997
In June 1996, Mr Kevin Andrews, Member for Menzies in the Commonwealth House of Representatives announced his intention to introduce a private member's Bill to override the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act. On 9 September 1996, he introduced the Bill entitled Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996 in the House. On 9 December 1996, the House of Representatives agreed to the bill with amendments.

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20170409165252/http://www.nt.gov.au/lant/parliamentary-business/committees/rotti/parldebate.shtml

Includes manuscripts, typescripts, printed matter (reports, submissions, pamphlets, fliers), photocopies, audio-visual material, etc

Data time period: 1988 to 2002

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130.869325,-12.371533

text: Northern Territory

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