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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to the Retired Police Association of Victoria, 5 May 2017

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to the Retired Police Association of Victoria, 5 May 2017
Alternative collection title To-Retired-Police-Assn-Vic-5-May-17-
Date range (approx.) 5 May 2017
Scope and contents Letter from Marshall Perron suggesting that the Retired Police Association of Victoria should adopt an ‘in principle’ supportive position for assisted dying legislation, given the role of Police as first responders to suicide. The letter cites evidence from the Victorian coroner and serving police officers from the 2015 End of Life Choices Inquiry of the Victorian Parliament.
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic copy – 3 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 End of Life Choices Inquiry (Victoria)
Suicide
Voluntary Assisted Dying
Police
Names (person) Marshall Perron
PA Parson
Names (organisation) Retired Police Association of Victoria,
Places Victoria
Northern 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]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572
 
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