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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Media Release by Marshall Perron, 'Police Investigation - Expensive Farce', 2 July 2002.

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Media Release by Marshall Perron, 'Police Investigation - Expensive Farce', 2 July 2002.
Alternative collection title Page 968-969
Date range (approx.) 2 Jul 2002
Scope and contents A media release by Marshall Perron claiming that the police investigation into the death of Nancy Crick by the Queensland Police 'lacked enthusiasm', as the majority of police, like the majority of the community, support the actions of Nacny Crick in choosing to end her suffering. Mr Perron also calls on Premier Peter Beatty to listen to the voices of suffering Australians and advance the cause of voluntary euthanasia.
Record Type In the news
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 Voluntary Euthanasia
Suicide
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Nancy Crick
Peter Beatty
Places Queensland
Box list available? n/a
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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