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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter to the Editor, The Courier Mail, from Marshall Perron, 21 April 2008

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter to the Editor, The Courier Mail, from Marshall Perron, 21 April 2008
Alternative collection title Page 1113
Date range (approx.) 21 Apr 2008
Scope and contents Marshall Perron criticises comments made by Queensland Premier Anna Bligh following a $5 milion dollar bequest from Clem Jones to support the cause of voluntary euthanasia accusing her of lacking compassion and her arguments of lacking reason. 
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
Slippery Slope Argument
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Anna Bligh
Names (organisation) The Courier Mail
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]
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