Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction and the Regulation of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006

Originating house
Parliament no
Based on recommendations by the Lockhart Review Committee, the bill amends the
Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002
Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002
  to: retain existing prohibitions on certain human reproductive cloning and other assisted reproductive technology activities; and permit certain human embryo research, under licence. Also amends the short title of the
Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002
; and amends the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958. 

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19 Oct 2006Introduced and read a first time
19 Oct 2006Second reading moved
06 Nov 2006Second reading debate
07 Nov 2006Second reading agreed to
07 Nov 2006Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 16 Stott Despoja-Webber, 2 Bartlett and 1 Colbeck agreed to
07 Nov 2006Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
27 Nov 2006Introduced and read a first time
06 Dec 2006Second reading moved
06 Dec 2006Second reading agreed to
06 Dec 2006Third reading agreed to

12 Dec 2006Assent

Act no.: 172

Year: 2006

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