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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Peter Wellington MLA, 26 November 2012

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Peter Wellington MLA, 26 November 2012
Alternative collection title Page 1399-1400
Date range (approx.) 26 Nov 2012
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to the independent member for Nicklin, suggesting that he could influence the LNP dominated parliament by fostering public and parliamentary debate on the topic of dying with dignity. Perron points out that Queensland is the only state that has never had legislation introduced to parliament, and includes a link to a recent Australia 21 discussion paper. 
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
Dying With Dignity
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Peter Wellington
Ben White
Lindy Willmott
Names (organisation) Health Law Research Centre
Places Queensland
Box list available? n/a
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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