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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Luke Gosling MP, 17 August 2018

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Luke Gosling MP, 17 August 2018
Alternative collection title To-Luke-Gosling-MP-17-Aug-2018-
Date range (approx.) 17 Aug 2018
Scope and contents Marshall Perron offers advice and support for Luke Gosling, Member for Solomon for co-sponsoring the Restoring Territory Rights Bill (Cth) 2018. Contains an extract from the Second Reading of the ACT Self-Government Bill 1988 by Clive Holding, and a reply from Luke Gosling.
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic copy – 2 pages
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 Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2018 (Cth)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Luke Gosling
Clive Holding
Places Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
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Conditions governing access Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers should be aware that this collection 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
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin
Description for Link Folder list for NT Euthanasia Collection [CDU Arafura Research Archive]
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Created: Sat, 31 Oct 2020, 13:57:45 CST by Ben Heaslip