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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – A Submission to the Legislative Council of South Australia Select Committee on the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 1996 by Marshall Perron

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – A Submission to the Legislative Council of South Australia Select Committee on the Voluntary Euthanasia Bill 1996 by Marshall Perron
Alternative collection title Page 659-674
Date range (approx.) 5 Aug 1997
Scope and contents Perron argues that there are many reasons for the growing support for voluntary euthanasia, chief among them that advances in medicine mean that when and how a patient dies is increasingly a deliberate human decision, and that people want the autonomy to make that decision for themselves. Perron also argues that medically assisted death is widely practiced in Australia and that legislating for euthanasia in fact increases the safeguards and protections for vulnerable people.
Record Type Personal stories
Physical description Electronic Document – 15 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 Voluntary Euthanasia
Legislation
Medical Technology
Individual Autonomy
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Medically Assisted Suicide
Palliative Care
Safeguards
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Bob Dent
Kevin Andrews
Janet Mills
Names (organisation) Australian Medical Association
Centre for Human Bioethics (Monash University)
Places Northern Territory
South Australia
Switzerland
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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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