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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – A Collection of Papers to Support Speeches, Correspondence and Submissions by Marshall Perron

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – A Collection of Papers to Support Speeches, Correspondence and Submissions by Marshall Perron
Alternative collection title Page 675-693
Date range (approx.) 1996
Scope and contents A collection of papers which have been used to support various speeches, submissions and correspondence by Marshall Perron. The papers inlcude:
1) A 1 page Curriculum Vitae
2) A summaey of Morgan Gallop surveys of the Australian Public on the question of support for voluntary euthanasia, coverng the years 1962-1996
3) A Synopsis of Disease and Symptoms which are at Best Difficult, at Worst Impossible to Control with Modern Palliative Care
4) Suicide statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics of Australians aged 75 and older between 1990 and 1994
5) A paper by Dr Meinrad Schar titled ‘ Assisted Suicide in Switzerland’
Record Type Personal stories
Physical description Electronic Document – 19 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 Suicide
Voluntary Euthanasia
Public Opinion
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Meinrad Sahr
Names (organisation) Australian Bureau of Statistics
EXIT (Swiss Society for Human Dying)
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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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