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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Address by Marshall Perron to Dying With Dignity Victoria, 25 February 2007

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Address by Marshall Perron to Dying With Dignity Victoria, 25 February 2007
Alternative collection title Page 1070-1074
Date range (approx.) 25 Feb 2007
Scope and contents Perron begins the address with a brief recap of the passage and life of the Rights of Terminally Ill Act, including the involvement of the Victorian Euthanasia Society in drafting of the Bill ans the determination of the religious zealots to overturn it. Perron states that despite the overwhelming public support for voluntary euthanasia, this is irrelevant as legislation should be passed even if a majority were opposed. Perron recounts the legislative. Despite the failure of the Territory legislation, progress continues. Legislation continues to be introduced into state parliaments, keeping the issue in front of politicians and part of the public conversation. Perron commends the members of Dying With Dignity Victoria for their committment amd urges them to continue their advocacy.
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 Voluntary Euthanasia
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT)
Public Opinion
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Paul Keating
David Kelly
Max Charlesworth
Rodney Syme
Kevin Andrews
Places Victoria
Northern Territory
South Australia
Western Australia
New South Wales
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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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