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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email from Marshall Perron to Various People, 11 February 2013

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email from Marshall Perron to Various People, 11 February 2013
Alternative collection title Page 1408
Date range (approx.) 11 Feb 2013
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to a number of people on the matter of a quote attributed to Bill Hayden. Perron has previously sought confirmation from Hayden that the quote was accuarte, to which Hayden responds that it was a "hyperbolic expression". 
Record Type Correspondence
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
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Bill Hayden
Ian Wood
Alastair Henderson
Anyse Horman
Bruce Lindsay
Frances Coombe
Jeanne Arthur
Jim McAllister
Margaret Sing
Max Sutherland
Richard Mills
Judy Dent
Rod Syme
Sandra Milne
Names (organisation) Royal College of Physicians
Places Australia
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]

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