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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter to Marshall Perron from the Australian Medical Association, 8 March 2016

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Letter to Marshall Perron from the Australian Medical Association, 8 March 2016
Alternative collection title Page 1557
Date range (approx.) 8 Mar 2016
Scope and contents Professor Brian Owler, President of the AMA and Dr Michael Gannon. Chair of the AMA Ethics and Medico-Legal Committee respond to a recent letter from Marshall Perron. They reiterate that the AMA is currently reviewing its policy on assisted dying and engaging in a number of methods of obtaining member's views on the issue. They state have to date received over 50 submissions from current, with a wide range of views received and then outline further consultation and discussion they will engage in.
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
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Brian Owler
Michael Gannon
Jeff Blackmer
Places Australia
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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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