Euthanasia Laws Act 1997

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Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 (Cth)
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Parliament of Australia
An Act concerning euthanasia
Date of Royal Assent 27 March 1997
Date commenced 27 March 1997
Introduced by Kevin Andrews
Related legislation
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Status: Current legislation

The Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 (Cth) is an Act of the Parliament of Australia to amend the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978,[1] the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 (Cth) and the Norfolk Island Act 1979 (Cth) to remove the power of the Parliament of each of those territories to legalise euthanasia. The law was enacted in response to the enactment by the Northern Territory Parliament of the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT) which had legalised euthanasia in the Territory.

The Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996 was introduced in the Australian Parliament by Liberal Party backbencher Kevin Andrews as a private member's bill.