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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Steve Dunham, 4 March 1999

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Steve Dunham, 4 March 1999
Alternative collection title Page 735-736
Date range (approx.) 4 Mar 1999
Scope and contents Marshall writes to newly appointed NT Health Minister Steve Dunham congratulating him on his appointment and pointing out some of the findings of the recently released report on the perspectives of NT doctors, nurses and the community on end of life decisions, particularly the poor level of knowledge of the NT Natural Death Act..
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic Document – 2 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 End of life choices
Natural Death Act (NT)
Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 (SA)
Powers of Attorney Act 1998 (Qld)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Steve Dunham
Names (organisation) Australian Medical Association
Nurses Federation
Places Northern Territory
South Australia
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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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