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.