Donor conception practices in Australia

Donor conception practices in Australia

10 February 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011
ISBN 978-1-74229-361-5

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MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 9KB)
 
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 7KB)
 
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 24KB)
 
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction (PDF 43KB)

Background
Conduct of the inquiry
Scope of the inquiry
Structure of the report
Note on references

 
CHAPTER 2 - Regulation of donor conception practices (PDF 160KB)

Introduction
Commonwealth's role in regulation of donor conception
State and territory regulation of donor conception
Other states and territories
Concerns about regulation of donor conception practices

 
CHAPTER 3 - Establishment of a national register (PDF 142KB)

Support for the establishment of a national register
Suggested approaches for a national register
Opposition to the establishment of a national register
Voluntary register

 
CHAPTER 4 - Payments for donors and provision of counselling services (PDF 101KB)

Payments for donors
Provision of appropriate counselling and support services

 
CHAPTER 5 - Risk of consanguinity and limits on donations (PDF 54KB)

Risk of consanguine relationships
Variation between jurisdictions on limits
Enforcement of limits
How should any limits be expressed?
What would be an appropriate limit?

 
CHAPTER 6 - Rights of donor conceived individuals (PDF 94KB)

Access to information about donors
Current concerns for donor conceived people
Birth certificates
Is a 'rights' approach appropriate in this context?

 
CHAPTER 7 - Committee view and recommendations (PDF 77KB)

Regulation of donor conception practices
Commonwealth's role in regulation of donor conception
Separate but uniform legislation
Establishment of registers and retrospectivity
Oversight of clinics
Payments for donors
Counselling and support services
Risk of consanguinity and limits on donations
Rights of donor conceived individuals
Acknowledgement

 
APPENDIX 1 - Donor conception – state and territory legislative regimes and access to information (PDF 13KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - Adoption – state and territory legislative regimes and access to information (PDF 19KB)
 
APPENDIX 3 - SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED (PDF 15KB)
 
APPENDIX 4 - WITNESSES WHO APPEARED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE (PDF 10KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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