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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Georgina Downer, 17 July 2018

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Letter from Marshall Perron to Georgina Downer, 17 July 2018
Alternative collection title To-Georgina-Downer-17-Jul-2018
Date range (approx.) 17 Jul 2018
Scope and contents A response to Georgina Downer, candidate for the Federal seat of Mayo's position that the Restoring Territory Rights Bill is a matter for the Senate.
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic record – 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 Restoring Territory Rights Bill (Cth) 2015
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Georgina Downer
Names (organisation) Clem Jones Group
Dying With Dignity
Places Australian Capital Territory
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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