On 9 February 2023 the Senate referred the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022 to the Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 1 July 2023. On 16 June 2023, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until Thursday, 31 August 2023.
Submissions are sought by 10 March 2023.
Update on committee consideration of material received – 12 May 2023
The committee has received a large volume of material for this inquiry associated with coordinated campaigns. In line with usual practice, the committee is in the process of considering each piece of material received. The committee has agreed that material of a very brief nature (for example, statements of less than 250 words) will be accepted as unpublished correspondence to the inquiry. All individuals who submitted material to the inquiry will be notified via email of the status of their document in due course.