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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email to Marshall Perron from Steve Dickson MP, 1 February 2012

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Email to Marshall Perron from Steve Dickson MP, 1 February 2012
Alternative collection title Page 1403
Date range (approx.) 1 Feb 2012
Scope and contents The Queensland Member for Buderim, Steve Dickson writes to Marshall Perron in response to correspondence to state that voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide continue to be illegal and the Queensland Government has no intention of changig the law. Dickson further states that the Power of Attorney Act 1998 and Advance Health Directives give an adult power to give directions about health matters and consent to the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment.
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 Voluntary Euthanasia
Assisted Suicide
Power of Attorney Act 1988 (Qld)
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Steve Dickson
Places Queensland
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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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Created: Sat, 06 Aug 2022, 15:05:29 CST by Ben Heaslip