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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Media Release by the Member for Fannie Bay, Marshall Perron, 15 February 2005.

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Media Release by the Member for Fannie Bay, Marshall Perron, 15 February 2005.
Alternative collection title Page 115
Date range (approx.) 15 Feb 2005
Scope and contents Media release by the Chief Minister stating that his private member's Rights of the Temrinally Ill Bill could be referred to a parliamentary committee., providing it had a time limit and restrictions on its terms of reference so as not to get lost in the "too-hard basket". 
Record Type In the news
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
Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill (NT)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Places Northern Territory
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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