Fertility Nurses of Australasia: A Tale of Three Inquiries
Award-winning fertility lawyer and Accredited Family Law Specialist, Stephen Page, presented a paper exploring three inquiries at the Fertility Nurses Training Session on 12 November 2022.
Which Three Inquiries?
The first inquiry was the Queensland Parliamentary inquiry into access by donor conceived persons to information about their gamete donors.
The second inquiry was the review, Building Belonging, by the Queensland Human Rights Commission into the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).
The third inquiry is the Senate inquiry as to universal access to reproductive healthcare, for which submissions are open until 15 December.
The Queensland Parliament Inquiry
So what’s next in Queensland?
It’s likely that there will be laws setting up a central registry run by the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and with retrospective anonymity removed.
It’s unlikely that there will be an ART Act in Queensland, other than to set up a central registry, and related steps.
I’ll go through step by step how the inquiry came into being, and what it concluded.
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