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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - A New Approach - Democratic Party for Territorians

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - A New Approach - Democratic Party for Territorians
Alternative collection title A new approach
Date range (approx.) 28 Aug 2018
Scope and contents Letter sent by Marshall Perron to a number of senior CLP and ALP politicians in the ACT, NT and Federal parliaments. Summarises attempts to have territories given the same legislative status as states.
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic Copy
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 Act (Cth) 1997
Voluntary Assisted Dying
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Bob Brown
Richard Di Natale
David Leyonhjelm
Luke Gosling
Andrew Leigh
Names (organisation) Australian Labor Party
Australian Liberal Party
Places Northern Territory
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Item list available? n/a
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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