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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Jackie Kelly, 19 September 1996

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Jackie Kelly, 19 September 1996
Alternative collection title Page 603
Date range (approx.) 19 Sep 1996
Scope and contents A letter from Marshall Perron to Liberal candidate for the seat of Lindsay in an upcoming Federal by-election. Perron states that the new Prime Minister John Howard has made voluntary euthanasia an issue and that candidates will therefore be required to inform their constituents of their views, and that 74% of Australians are in favour. Perron also anounces that he intends to campaign in the seat at the by-election. 
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
Elections
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Jackie Kelly
Places New South Wales
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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]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572


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