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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter to the Editor, Palliative Care News from Marshall Perron, 15 July 1999

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter to the Editor, Palliative Care News from Marshall Perron, 15 July 1999
Alternative collection title Page 803
Date range (approx.) 15 Jul 1999
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to the Editor of Palliative Care News, commending Palliative Care Australia on the adoption of a “realistic and responsible” policy on voluntary euthanasia, acknowledging that it is an issue in society and encouraging open and frank discussion.
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic Document – 1 Page
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.
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.
Location Arafura Research Archive
Institution Charles Darwin University, Darwin

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