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A Bill for an Act to repeal the Euthanasia Laws Act 1997, and for related purposes
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Registered 15 Feb 2008
Introduced Senate 03 Mar 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

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).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Repeal of Euthanasia Laws Act 1997                                             3


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                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.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 1Repeal 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.