Transparent Advertising and Notification of Pregnancy Counselling Services Bill 2005

Transparent Advertising and Notification of Pregnancy Counselling Services Bill 2005

17 August 2006

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006
ISBN 0 642 71681 1

View the report as a single document - (PDF 519KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of the Committee (PDF 76KB)
Report (PDF 598KB)

The Inquiry
The Bill
  Recent Federal Government initiatives
  Advertising of pregnancy counselling services
    The Trade Practices Act
    Transparency in advertising
    Advertising practices
  Listings in 24 Hour Health and Help section of telephone directories
  Contentious Terminology
    Non-directive counselling
    'Referrals' to termination service providers
  Examining the scope of the Bill
  Presenting the options for unplanned pregnancy to women
    Concerns about information provided by pregnancy counselling services that are philosophically opposed to terminations
    Concerns about pregnancy counselling services that are linked to termination clinics
    Examining the evidence on risks associated with pregnancy termination
  Federal funding to pregnancy counselling services
  Regulating the activities of counsellors and counselling service providers
  Issues facing women in rural, regional and remote areas of Australia

Majority Position (PDF 80KB)
Minority Report (PDF 212KB)
Additional Comments - Senator Judith Adams (PDF 21KB)
Additional Comments - Family First (PDF 102KB)
Appendix 1 - Submissions received by the Committee (PDF 110KB)
Appendix 2 - Public Hearing (PDF 37KB)

For further information, 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