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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email from Marshall Perron to Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, 29 August 2016

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email from Marshall Perron to Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, 29 August 2016
Alternative collection title Page 1575
Date range (approx.) 29 Aug 2016
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to the Victorian Premier to share with him his view taht nearly everything a politian does is mere administration that could be done by any representative, and ony rarely do they get the chance to achieve something of significance. Perron suggest taht legalising voluntary assisted dying is one such opportunity.
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
Daniel Andrews
Places Victoria
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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