Compassion and respect

Public Address by Marshall Perron, 23 August

DwDTas invites you to a public address by Marshall Perron, Voluntary Euthanasia – Lessons from the Territory.  It will be given from 1.15 pm on Friday 23 August 2013 in the Nell Pascoe Room, Criterion House, next to the former ’50 and Better Centre’, off Bathurst St, Hobart.

Marshall is a former Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and one of the most knowledgeable and thoughtful supporters of voluntary assisted dying legislation, including the proposal for Tasmanian legislation to be debated before the end of this year.  He will speak about the experience in the Northern Territory where he successfully introduced the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 and experienced the overturning of that Act by the Federal Parliament and removal of the powers of Territories to enact such legislation.

There will be the opportunity for questions and discussion, followed by afternoon tea.

The public address will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of DwDTas commencing at 1.00 pm.  Only financial members will be able to vote or speak at  the AGM.


  1. Dear Friends,
    Do I/we need to submit an RSVP for Friday 23rd Marshall Peron’s address? Thank You …you’re doing a great job folks.
    Philip : )

    • Thanks very much Philip. No need to RSVP, just come along. Look forward to seeing you there. Margaret Sing.

  2. Can you please give me a more detailed address for the location as I am new to Hobart and don’t know where the former 50’s and Better centre and Criterion House are /where please?

    Great work. Look forward to the presentation. I lived in the NT for 25 years and know some of what was going on in the good old days!!

    • Good to hear from you Kaye and to have your support. You can get to the venue from Bathurst St, just down the street from the State Library. Follow the path down near the pedestrian lights on Bathurst St and immediately next to the Playhouse Theatre. You can also get to it from Mathers Lane that runs between Liverpool and Bathurst Sts. There’s some parking including disabled parking just off Bathurst St but your best option is the Hobart City Council Melville St Carpark with the first hour and a half free. You walk out of the carpark onto Bathurst and cross at the pedestrian lights. Hope that helps. If you get lost, ring the DwDTas number 0450 545 167 and I’ll direct you!

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