Terms of Reference

(a)     the science of mitochondrial donation and its ability to prevent transmission of mitochondrial disease;

(b)     the safety and efficacy of these techniques, as well as ethical considerations;

(c)     the status of these techniques elsewhere in the world and their relevance to Australian families;

(d)     the current impact of mitochondrial disease on Australian families and the healthcare sector;

(e)     consideration of changes to legal and ethical frameworks that would be required if mitochondrial donation was to be
          introduced in Australia;

(f)     the value and impact of introducing mitochondrial donation in Australia; and

(g)     other related matters.


Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515