Inquiry into Access by Donor-Conceived People to Information About Donors (Interim Report, 56th Parliament)

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On 23 June 2010 the Legislative Council gave the Law Reform Committee terms of reference to conduct an inquiry into access by donor-conceived people to information about donors. This inquiry lapsed at the end of the 56th Parliament in November 2010.

Further inquiry and final report

The Law Reform Committee received terms of reference to continue the Inquiry into access by donor-conceived people to information about donors in the 57th Parliament. On 28 March 2012 the Law Reform Committee tabled its final report for this inquiry. Find out more about the report and download a copy.

Interim report

The Committee tabled an interim report on 15 September 2010.

cover of the interim report

The report is now available for download as a pdf pdf file 967.74 Kb .

In the three months that the Legislative Council allocated for the completion of this interim report, the Committee has only been able to touch on the many complex and sensitive issues raised by the terms of reference.

This Inquiry will lapse at the end of the 56th Parliament in early November 2010, which means that the Committee will be unable to undertake the extensive consultation process that an inquiry of this nature warrants. Therefore the Committee recommends that the terms of reference for this Inquiry be referred back to the Law Reform Committee in the next Parliament.

This interim report explores the key issues raised by the terms of reference and maps an approach for a full and comprehensive review of this issue in the 57th Parliament.

If you have any questions relating to the inquiry, or if you wish to obtain a hard copy of the interim report, please contact the Committee on (03) 8682 2851 or at

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 March 2012