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Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2021
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Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2021

On 27 May 2021, the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, introduced the Medical and Midwife Indemnity Legislation Amendment Bill 2021. The stated purpose of the Bill is to ensure that claims made against all private practising midwives are eligible under the Commonwealth’s medical and midwife indemnity schemes. The estimated impact on the fiscal balance over the forward estimates is $0.9 million. Read more...

Mitochondrial donation in Australia

On 24 March 2021, the Government introduced the Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021 (the Bill) to the House of Representatives. The Bill amends existing legislation to allow mitochondrial donation techniques to be used for research, training and human reproductive purposes. The overall aim is for women at risk of passing on mitochondrial disease, to have reproductive options for biological children without the increased risk of their child having mitochondrial disease. This FlagPost is a snapshot of the Bills Digest (due to be published shortly) and provides an overview of the key elements of mitochondrial donation and the Bill.  Read more...

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