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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter exchange between Marshall Perron and Jocelyn Newman, September 2009

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter exchange between Marshall Perron and Jocelyn Newman, September 2009
Alternative collection title Page 1234-1235
Date range (approx.) Sep 2009
Scope and contents Marshall Perron writes to former Liberal Senator Jocelyn Newman recalling her ‘outstanding contribution’ to the Euthanasia Laws Bill debate and asking if she would agree to having her name added to a list of prominent people supporting Dying With Dignity Victoria. Newman responds by stating that she is proud of her speech she gave, and gives consent for her name to be used.
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 Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996 (Cth)
Voluntary Euthanasia
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Jocelyn Newman
Clem Jones
Lyn Allison
Names (organisation) Christians Supporting Choice for Voluntary Euthanasia
Dying With Dignity Victoria
Places Northern Territory
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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.
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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