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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – NT Pollies Lacking Ticker says Perron

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – NT Pollies Lacking Ticker says Perron
Alternative collection title Page 1264-1265
Date range (approx.) 26 May 2010
Scope and contents An article in the NT News by Nick Calacouras on the 15th Anniversary of the passing of the NT Rights of the Terminally Ill Act. Marshall Perron suggests that today's politicians lack the courage to try again and that at the time the legislation was passed Australia as a nation was not ready. THe article features of a photograph if Marshall Perron at a euthanasia rally in 1995.
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 Act 1995 (NT)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Nick Calacouras
Paul Henderson
Terry Mills
Names (organisation) NT News
Places Northern Territory
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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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Created: Sat, 09 Apr 2022, 17:27:22 CST by Ben Heaslip