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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - "Your death your choice", 19 May 2012

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - "Your death your choice", 19 May 2012
Date range (approx.) 19 May 2012
Shelf meters (approx.) 0.00
Scope and contents Text of a speech given by Marshall Perron at the "Your death your choice" community forum in Maroochydore, Qld on 19 May 2012
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic copy
Language English
Language code eng
Collection created by Marshall Perron
Biographical history The Northern Territory was the first jurisdiction in the world to explicitly legalise euthanasia. The Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT) entered into law on 1 July 1996. The following year the Commonwealth Parliament intervened to overturn the Act. Section 50A was added to the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 to prohibit the Northern Territory from making laws in respect of euthanasia. The Rights of the Terminally Act was in force for 9 months, during which time four people died by medically assisted suicide through its provisions.
Provenance The NT Euthanasia Collection contains donations from a number of contributors. This item was donated by Mr Marshall Perron.
Subjects Euthanasia
Palliative care
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Terminal sedation
Voluntary Refusal of Food and Fluids (VRFF)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Names (organisation) Australian Medical Association
Palliative Care Australia
Places Belgium
England
Holland
Luxembourg
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Oregon
South Australia
Switzerland
Washington
Box list available? n/a
Item list available? n/a
Conditions governing access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers are advised that this item may contain images or names of people who have since passed away
Related material Please see folder list for the NT Euthanasia Collection (link below)
Location Arafura Research Archive. Please contact the Archivist on (08) 8946 7794 or at ara@cdu.edu.au for more information
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Open access Yes
Description for Link Folder list for NT Euthanasia Collection [CDU Arafura Research Archive]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572


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