Hearings and Transcripts

The Law Reform Committee tabled its final report for this Inquiry on 28 March 2012. There will be no further public hearings for this Inquiry.

Hearings and transcripts

The Law Reform Committee held public hearings for the Inquiry into access by donor-conceived people to information about donors on:

A list of witnesses and the transcripts from each public hearing are available below. Transcripts can be downloaded in PDF format.

 

Thursday 8 September 2011

11:15am - 4:00pm
Meeting Room G1
55 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Witness

Organisation

Attachments

Mr David Fixler

Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH)

pdf Transcript – pdf 46.89 Kb

Dr Lyndon Hale, IVF Directors Group

Dr Penelope Foster

Fertility Society of Australia

pdf Transcript – pdf 76.77 Kb

Ms Kate Dobby

Individual

pdf Transcript – pdf 63.83 Kb

Ms Kirsten Mander, Chairperson

Ms Louise Johnson, Chief Executive Officer

Ms Kate Bourne, Senior Community Education Officer

Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA)

pdf Transcript – pdf 59.83 Kb

Ms Helen Versey, Privacy Commissioner

Mr Scott May, Policy and Compliance Officer

Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner

pdf Transcript - pdf 37.21 Kb

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Monday 12 September 2011

1:15pm - 4:30pm
Legislative Council Committee Room
Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Witness

Organisation

Attachments

A/Prof Rosalie Hudson

A/Prof Nicholas Tonti-Filippini

Ad Hoc Interfaith Committee

pdf Transcript – pdf 34.44 Kb

Ms Helen Kane

Individual

pdf Transcript – pdf 35.23 Kb

Ms Marianne Tome

Ms Rita Alesi

Victorian Infertility Counsellors Group

pdf Transcript – pdf 35.92 Kb

Ms Narelle Grech

Ms Lauren Burns

Individuals

pdf Transcript – pdf 61.76 Kb

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Monday 10 October 2011

1:45pm – 5:00pm
Legislative Council Committee Room
Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne  VIC  3002

Witness

Organisation

Attachments

Ms Karen Toohey, A/g Commissioner

Ms Skye Rose, Senior Legal Adviser

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

pdf Transcript – pdf 33.35 Kb  

Andrew Othen, Managing Director

Joanne McCann - Operations Manager, Patient Services

Rachael Varady - Manager, Donor Program

Melbourne IVF

pdf Transcript – pdf 36.77 Kb

Prof. Gab Kovacs AM

Individual

pdf Transcript – pdf 39.71 Kb

Mr Ian Smith

Mr Michael Linden

Individuals

pdf Transcript – pdf 50.54 Kb

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Monday 17 October 2011

9:00am - 4:15pm
Meeting Room G1
55 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Witness

Organisation

Attachments

Professor David de Kretser

Individual

pdf Transcript - pdf 36.71 Kb

Mr Leigh Hubbard, Chair

Mr Gary Coles

Ms Lauren Burns

VANISH Inc

pdf Transcript - pdf 42.88 Kb

Ms Rita Alesi, Counselling Manager

Ms Maria Gabbe, Donor Coordinator

Monash IVF

pdf Transcript - pdf 28.78 Kb

Ms Myfanwy Cummerford

Individual

pdf Transcript - pdf 31.90 Kb

Ms Caroline Lorbach, National Consumer Advocate

Ms Leonie Hewitt

Ms Genevieve Hewitt

Donor Conception Support Group

pdf Transcript - pdf 38.01 Kb

Mr Roger Clarke

Ms Susanne Pinder-Clarke

Individuals

pdf Transcript - pdf 41.44 Kb

Rev. Dr Gerald Gleeson, Member of NHMRC’s Australian Health Ethics Committee

Mr Matthew Sammels, Director of Health and Research Ethics Section

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

pdf Transcript - pdf 26.69 Kb

John

Individual

pdf Transcript - pdf 32.00 Kb


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Monday 21 November 2011

1:00pm - 3:30pm
Legislative Council Committee Room
Parliament House
Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Witness

Organisation

Attachments

Dr Sonia Allan (by telephone)

Individual

pdf Transcript - pdf 30.59 Kb

Ms Mariaelisa Tumino

Ms Angela Karavidas

Mr Keith Smith

Family Information Networks and Discovery (FIND)

pdf Transcript - pdf 37.65 Kb

Ms Erin Keleher, Manager, Strategic Projects

Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

pdf Transcript - pdf 36.77 Kb

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Monday 5 December 2011

1:45pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room G3
55 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne VIC 3002

Witness

Organisation

Attachments

Alex

Individual

pdf Transcript - pdf 43.47 Kb

Professor Ken Daniels

Individual

pdf Transcript - pdf 41.16 Kb

Mr Paul Ruff

Individual

pdf Transcript - pdf 22.39 Kb

Ms Romana Rossi

Ms Barbara Burns

Individuals

pdf Transcript - pdf 37.10 Kb

Mr Damian Adams

Individual

pdf Transcript - pdf 48.04 Kb

Ms Kimberley Turner (Springfield)

Individual

pdf Transcript - pdf 27.28 Kb

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