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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Ted O'Brien MP, 20 January 2017

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Ted O'Brien MP, 20 January 2017
Alternative collection title To-Ted-Obrien-MP-20-Jan-18
Date range (approx.) 20 Jan 2017
Scope and contents A letter from Marshall Perron to Federal LNP member Ted O'Brien outlining the attempts over the last 20 years to restore the rights of the Territories to legislate euthanasia. these rights were overturned by the Euthanasia Laws Act (Cth) 1997.
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 Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 (Cth)
Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 (Cth)
Restoring Territory Rights (Dying with Dignity) Bill 2016 (Cth)
Names (person) Ted O'Brien
Kevin Andrews
Tony Burke
Frank Brennan
Marshall Perron
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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