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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Annastacia Palaszcuk, Queensland Leader of the Opposition, 24 April 2012

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Annastacia Palaszcuk, Queensland Leader of the Opposition, 24 April 2012
Alternative collection title Page 1378-1379
Date range (approx.) 24 Apr 2012
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to the ALP leader of the opposition after the 2012 election loss, pointing out that 85% of Australians support voluntary euthanasia and that Queensland is the only state where legislation has never been introduced. Perrin states that the rise in the Dying With Dignity movement across Australia has been advances in medical science casuing us to live longer, and that as wonderful as Palliative Care is it does not meet the needs of everyone. Perron cites the suicide rate among Australians over 75 as 3 a week ansd cites the ALP Queensland state conference of 1999 which supports voluntary euthanasia.
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
Suicide
Medical Technology
Public Opinion
Palliative Care
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Annastacia Palasczuk
Places Queensland
South Australia
New South Wales
Tasmania
Western Australia
Victoria
Netherlands
Belgium
Luxemburg
Switzerland
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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]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572


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