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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to President Dying With Dignity Queensland, May 2016

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to President Dying With Dignity Queensland, May 2016
Alternative collection title Page 1562-1563
Date range (approx.) May 2016
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to Jos Hall following her comments at a Sunshine Coast meeting about not wanting a bill introduced into parliament until it had the numbers to pass. Perron disagrees with the approach for tow reasons. First, a member will introduce the bill according to their own timetable regardless, and secondly compelling representatives to confront the issue increases awareness and knowledge of the issue and makes MPs more comfortable in addressing it, and has other effects including the establishment of civil groups to support the issue. Queensland politiicans by contrast, where a bill has never been introduced, are reluctatnt to speak on the issue.
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
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Jos Hall
Names (organisation) Dying With Dignity Queensland
Dying With Dignity Victoria
South Australia Voluntary Euthanasia Society
Doctors for Voluntary Euthanasia
Nurses for Voluntary Euthanasia
Places Queensland
South 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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