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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email from Marshall Perron to Brian Owler, 12 March 2017

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email from Marshall Perron to Brian Owler, 12 March 2017
Alternative collection title Page 1585
Date range (approx.) 12 Mar 2017
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to former Australian Medical Association President Brian Owler in response to haveing seen a quote attributed to him that "three of the four people whose suicides were assisted [in the Northern territory] were legally ineligible". Perron suggests he may have been influenced by comments of Professor David Kissane, author of an articke "Seven deaths in Darwin", published in The Lancet. Perron writes that the response fron Brian Owler was "I dont recall saying exactly that and it was not presented a s adirect quote".
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 Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Brian Owler
David Kissane
Names (organisation) Australian Medical Association
The Lancet
Places Northern Territory
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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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