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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Answers to 4 Questions by Marshall Perron

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Answers to 4 Questions by Marshall Perron
Alternative collection title Page 793-798
Date range (approx.) 1999
Scope and contents Features answers by Marshall Perron to 4 questions including:
- Aboriginal attitudes to the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT);
- Whether the vulnerable receieved adequate protections in that act;
- Pallaitive care demand in the NT; and
- Whether he would accept responsibility if euthanasia without request became possible in the future.
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic Document – 6 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 Aboriginal Responses to Euthanasia Debate
Palliative Care
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
David Kissane
Djiniyini Gondarra
Wesley Lahnupuy
Names (organisation) NT Hospice and Palliative Care Association
Palliative Care Australia
Places Northern Territory
South Australia
Alice Springs
Box list available? n/a
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
Open access Yes
Description for Link Folder list for NT Euthanasia Collection [CDU Arafura Research Archive]

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