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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Comments from Marshall Perron sent to the NT News, 26 June 2016

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Comments from Marshall Perron sent to the NT News, 26 June 2016
Alternative collection title Page 1567
Date range (approx.) 26 Jun 2016
Scope and contents Marshall Perron criticises the 6 Northern Territory candidates in the upcoming federal election for being unwilling to introduce a private member's bill to overtrun the Euthanasia Laws Act and return full soverignty to the NT parliament. Perron suggests those who fought for self-government would be "turning in their graves" and that none of the candidates deserve to be elected.
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
Territory Rights
Euthanasia Laws Act 1997 (Cth)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Shane Stone
Denis Burke
Clare Martin
Paul Henderson
Adam Giles
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: Mon, 02 May 2022, 15:02:01 CST by Ben Heaslip