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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Turning Up The Heat

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Turning Up The Heat
Alternative collection title Page 865-868
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Scope and contents This paper by Marshall Perron urges those who support voluntary euthanasia to target members of state parliaments, as they (in addition to members of the clergy) are the only groups who are not majority supporters of euthanasia legalisation. He argues that euthanasia groups must be more politically active, primarily through letter-writing campaigns targeting elected representatives who oppose legislation, while remaining non-partisan about who they target.
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic Document – 4 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 Political Activism
Voluntary Euthanasia
Names (person) Marshall Perron
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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]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572


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