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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to HOPE 23 July 2019

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to HOPE 23 July 2019
Alternative collection title HOPE RESPONSE-1
Date range (approx.) 23 Jul 2019
Scope and contents A letter from Marshall Perron to Branka van der Linden, objecting to HOPE’s misrepresentation of Perron's submission to the Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into End of Life Choices. Specifically, Perron objects to the claim that he opposes stringent safeguards and supports euthanasia as a form of population management.
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 End of Life Choices
Palliative Care
Aged Care
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Branka van der Linden
Names (organisation) HOPE Australia
Queensland Inquiry into Aged Care, End-of-Life and Palliative Care
Places Queensland
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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, 22 May 2021, 12:46:56 CST by Ben Heaslip