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A Bill for an Act to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997, and for related purposes
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Introduced Senate 03 Mar 2004

Euthanasia Laws (Repeal) Bill 2004
First Reading

Euthanasia Laws (Repeal) Bill 2004
First Reading

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2002-2003-2004

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

THE SENATE

Presented and read a first time

Euthanasia Laws (Repeal) Bill 2004

No. , 2004

(Senator Allison)

A Bill for an Act to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997, and for related purposes

Contents

1       Short title 1

2       Commencement 1

3       Object of Act 1

4       Schedule(s) 1

Schedule 1--Repeal of Euthanasia Laws Act 1997       1

A Bill for an Act to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1 Short title

        This Act may be cited as the Euthanasia Laws (Repeal) Act 2004.

2 Commencement

        This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3 Object of Act

        The object of this Act is, in recognising the rights of the people of the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, and Norfolk Island to make laws for the peace, order and good government of their territories, including the right to legislate for the terminally ill, to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 which removed that right.

4 Schedule(s)

        Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1--Repeal of Euthanasia Laws Act 1997

1 The whole of the Act

        Repeal the Act.

2 Application

        To avoid doubt, the enactment of the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory called the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 has the same effect after the commencement of this Act as it had before the commencement of the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997.