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Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Interstate Ban Key to Saving Euthanasia Law

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Collection number 14-024
Collection title Northern Territory Euthanasia Collection – Interstate Ban Key to Saving Euthanasia Law
Alternative collection title THE AUSTRALIAN MP 6.6.19
Date range (approx.) 6 Jul 2019
Scope and contents An article in the Weekend Australian by Sarah Elks based on comments by Marshall Perron to the Queensland Parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia that he regretted not banning interstate people from travelling to the Northern Territory to use its Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, and his belief that this influenced the Federal parliament’s desire to overturn that legislation. Perron also expresses support for a bill proposed by Lindy Willmott and ben White.
Record Type In the news
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 Queensland Inquiry into Aged Care, End-of-Life and Palliative Care
Euthanasia Laws Act (Cth) 1997
Rights of the Terminally Ill Act (NT) 1995
Names (person) Marshall Perron
Sarah Elks
Simon Brown
Ben White
Lindy Willmott
Names (organisation) Queensland Law Society
The Weekend Australian newspaper
Places Queensland
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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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Created: Sat, 22 May 2021, 14:17:49 CST by Ben Heaslip