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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Address to the National Press Club (cancelled) by Marshall Perron, 8 August 2018

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Address to the National Press Club (cancelled) by Marshall Perron, 8 August 2018
Alternative collection title National-Press-Club-address-cancelled-8-Aug-18-docx
Date range (approx.) 8 Aug 2018
Scope and contents A speech by Marshall Perron prepared (but not delivered) for the National Press Club outlining the history of the NT Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, its subsequent overturing by the Commonwealth parliament (including extensive quotes from parliamentarians opposed to assisted dying) and ongoing attempts to restore Territory rights to legislate for assisted dying. Includes the National Press Club promotional flyer.
Record Type Research and other papers
Physical description Electronic copy – 10 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 Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (NT) 1995
Euthanasia Laws Act (Cth) 1997
Restoring Territory Right Bill (Cth) 2018
Names (person) Marshall Perron
David Leyonhjelm
Names (organisation) National Press Club
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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