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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Email from Marshall Perron to Erina Early, President NT ALP, 29 August 2018

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection - Email from Marshall Perron to Erina Early, President NT ALP, 29 August 2018
Alternative collection title To-President-NT-ALP-29-Aug-2018
Date range (approx.) 29 Aug 2018
Scope and contents A letter from Marshall Perron to the Northern Territory branch of the Australian Labor Party, concluding that to pass the Restoring Territory Powers Bill (NT) will require the subject of that legislation - allowing the NT the democartic right to legislate on euthanasia should it wish to - to be separated from the subject of voluntary assisted dying itself. 
Record Type Correspondence
Physical description Electronic copy – 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 Assisted Dying
Restoring Territory Right Bill (Cth) 2018
Names (person) Erina Early
Marshall Perron
Luke Gosling
Andrew Leigh
Names (organisation) Australian Labor Party
Places Northern Territory
Box list available? n/a
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]
URL http://espace.cdu.edu.au/view/cdu:59572
 
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