The involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities in Australia

On 20 September 2012 the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs Committees for inquiry and report.

Submissions should be received by 12 March 2013. The reporting date is 24 April 2013. On 18 June 2013,the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 17 July 2013.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829

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About this inquiry

The committee wishes to clarify that this inquiry has not been asked to consider any proposal for involuntary or coerced sterilisation of people with disabilities.

Past Public Hearings

31 May 2013: Canberra, ACT
28 Mar 2013: Sydney, NSW
27 Mar 2013: Sydney, NSW


Inquiry Status

Second Report Tabled


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