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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Jeff Kennett, 14 September 2016

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Jeff Kennett, 14 September 2016
Alternative collection title Page 1576-1577
Date range (approx.) 14 Sep 2016
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett asking if he would consider restating his public support for voluntary euthanasia legislation. Perron takes the opportunity to inform Kennett of a new website (Go Gentle Australia) and document (The Damage Done) created by Andrew Denton and provides background to current state legislative attempts and successful legislation passed overseas. Perron commends Kennett for his courage in speaking his mind, and acknowledge his leadership of Beyond Blue. Includes a quote from Peter Joseph, chair of the Black Dog Institute that "a good life includes a good death".
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
Jeff Kennett
Andrew Denton
Peter Joseph
Names (organisation) Go Gentle Australia
National Press Club
Black Dog Institute
Beyond Blue
St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
Places Victoria
New South Wales
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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