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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Can Voluntary Euthanasia Be Contained, by Marshall Perron

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Can Voluntary Euthanasia Be Contained, by Marshall Perron
Alternative collection title Page 1051-1056
Date range (approx.) n.d.
Scope and contents Marshall Perron addresses the notion that adequate safeguards cannot be devised to protect vulnerable people from being euthanised againt their will. Perron discusses seven key areas that safegards must address covering not just the patient and the medical profession, but also families and broader public and legislative concerns. He also points out that there are currently no safeguards in place for people who choose to die by refusing medical treatment. 14 potential safeguards are listed.
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic Document - 6 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 Safeguards
Medically Assisted Suicide
Names (person) Marshall Perron
John Stuart Mill
Places Australia
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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