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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Luke Foley, NSW Labor Leader of the Opposition

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Luke Foley, NSW Labor Leader of the Opposition
Alternative collection title To-Leader-Opposition-NSW.-1st-Oct-2017
Date range (approx.) 1 October 2017
Scope and contents Letter from Marshall Perron to NSW State Labor leader Luke Foley outlining the importance of legislation to allow regulated and supervised assisted dying, given the current practice whereby some doctors administer pain relief drugs which hasten death without legislative support.
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic copy – 1 page
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 Voluntary Assisted Dying
Names (person) Brendan Nelson
Luke Foley
Neil Mitchell
Marshall Perron
Tony Abbott
Places New South Wales
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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, 27 Mar 2021, 14:09:48 CST by Ben Heaslip