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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Address to a Group of Masters Students at Flinders Uiversity, 8 Dec 1999

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Address to a Group of Masters Students at Flinders Uiversity, 8 Dec 1999
Alternative collection title Page 780-787
Date range (approx.) 8 Dec 1999
Scope and contents In an address to students at Flinders University, Perron outlines his motivations in introducing euthanasia legislation to the Northern Territory parliament and speaks about the legislative and public process of the legislation’s passage through parliament.
Record Type Personal stories
Physical description Electronic Document – 8 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 Public Debate
Legislation
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Names (organisation) Australian Medical Association
Places Northern Territory
South Australia
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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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