Welcome to NTVES.
NTVES was formed in 1995 after the passage of Voluntary Euthanasia legislation in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Marshall Perron's Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (ROTI) was the world's first VE legislation. It survived several appeals and became usable on 1 July 1996. Four people made use of ROTI before a private member's bill in Federal Parliament in March 1997 took away the right of a territory parliament to make VE legislation. The States of Australia still have that right.
Despite this setback, NTVES remains committed to our objectives:
For the latest international news and information on dying with dignity and voluntary euthanasia visit The World Federation of Right to Die Societies.