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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Australia 21, 26 February 2012

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Australia 21, 26 February 2012
Alternative collection title Page 1371-1372
Date range (approx.) 26 Feb 2012
Scope and contents  Letter from Marshall Perron to think tank Australia 21 asking them to take an interest in voluntary euthanaisa. Perron outlines a broad range of issues including the level of public support, the growth on legislation around the world, medical advances increaseing the age of the population, individual rights, and suicide among the elderly. Perron suggests that Australia 21 could bring together a range of contributors and move the debate beyond the dilemna of 85 puybic support being blocked by a minority of fopponets.
Record Type Correspondence
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
Palliative Care
Public Opinion
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Bob Douglas
Mick Palmer
Names (organisation) Australia 21
Places Australia
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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]

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