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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Mark McArdle, 19 September 2016

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter from Marshall Perron to Mark McArdle, 19 September 2016
Alternative collection title Page 1580-1581
Date range (approx.) 19 Sep 2016
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to Queensland state MP Mark McArdle in his role as Deputy Chair Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee. Perron states that he is aware of a letter from Peter Wellington to ask the Committee to inquire into end of life choices for Queensland citizens. Perron states the suggested terms of reference are very similar to the recent Victorian inquiry and the committee could take advantage of the existing work of the Victorian committee.
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
End of Life Choices
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Mark McArdle
Peter Wellington
Names (organisation) Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee (Qld)
Victorian Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee
Places Queensland
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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