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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Shaun Nelson MLA, 20 September 19999

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Shaun Nelson MLA, 20 September 19999
Alternative collection title Page 807
Date range (approx.) 20 Sep 1999
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to Shaun Nelson MLA, member for Tablelands congratulating him on his intention to introduce a Private Members Bill on Voluntary Euthanasia to the Queensland Parliament. Perron offers his assistance to Nelson, and points out that while he will incur a few vocal enemies he will receive the respect of his constituents.
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.
Subjects Voluntary Euthanasia
Legislation
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Shaun Nelson
Places Queensland
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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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