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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter to Marshall Perron from Senator Chris Ellison, 19 March 2002

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter to Marshall Perron from Senator Chris Ellison, 19 March 2002
Alternative collection title Page 832
Date range (approx.) 19 Mar 2002
Scope and contents West Australian Federal Liberal Senator Chris Ellison thanks Marshall Perron for his letter of 24 January 2002 seeking information on the proposal to ban the importation of plastic bags for the purposes of committing suicide. Ellsion forwarded the letter to the Minister for Health and Ageing whose department advises the National Advisory Council on Suicide Prevention.
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 Suicide
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Chris Ellison
Kay Patterson
Names (organisation) National Advisory Council on Suicide Prevention
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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.
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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