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Aust. Senate inquiry into Donor Conception

Aust. Senate inquiry into Donor Conception

When you want a baby, sometimes there are no other options than going the "sperm donors way". By law, sperm donors in Australia must provide identifying information. So intended parents who want a baby through donor conception can look for sperm donors in a sperm bank.

by John09 » 29 Jun 2010

Every Donor and recipient should make a submission.
Inquiry into donor conception in Australia
Information about the Inquiry
On 23 June 2010 the Senate referred the following matter to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee for inquiry and report.

The past and present practices of donor conception in Australia, with particular reference to:
(a) donor conception regulation and legislation across federal and state jurisdictions.
(b) the conduct of clinics and medical services, including:

(i) payments for donors,
(ii) management of data relating to donor conception, and
(iii)provision of appropriate counselling and support services;

(c) the number of offspring born from each donor with reference to the risk of
consanguine relationships; and
(d) the rights of donor conceived individuals.

Submissions should be received by 30 July 2010. The reporting date is 30 November 2010.

The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and organisations preferably in electronic form submitted online or sent by email to legcon.sen@aph.gov.au as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word format document. The email must include full postal address and contact details.

Alternatively, written submissions may be sent to:

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

Notes to help you prepare your submission are available from the website at http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/ ... /index.htm. Alternatively, the Committee Secretariat will be able to help you with your inquiries and can be contacted on telephone +61 2 6277 3560 or facsimile +61 2 6277 5794 or by email to legcon.sen@aph.gov.au.

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