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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter to the Editor, NT News from Marshall Perron, 10 November 2017

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter to the Editor, NT News from Marshall Perron, 10 November 2017
Alternative collection title To-NT-News-10-Nov-2017
Date range (approx.) 10 Nov 2017
Scope and contents Letter to the Editor of the NT News from Marshall Perron, criticising Federal Liberal MP Kevin Andrews’ refusal to change his mind about vetoing NT Voluntary Euthanasia laws. Andrews played a prominent role in overturning the NT Rights of the Terminally Ill Act and amending the NT (Self-Governemnt) Act to ensure the NT was unable to legislate on euthanaisa in the future. 
Record Type In the news
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 Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Names (person) Kevin Andrews
Marshall Perron
Names (organisation) NT News newspaper
Places Northern Territory
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Item list available? n/a
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]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572
 
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