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A right to know your identity - Victorian Government's committment

June 2015

The Victorian Labour Government is committed to giving all donor-conceived people the right to access identifying information about their donors regardless of when they were born.

Proposed measures are outlined in a discussion paper released 29 June, 2015.

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A right to know your identity - Victorian Government's committment

Pre 1988 donor-conceived people can now apply for information with donor consent

June 2015
2014 changes to Victorian law are in operation.

All donor conceived people, regardless of when they were conceived, can apply to the Donor Registers for information about their donor.

Information will be provided if records can be located and the donor has consented.

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Pre 1988 donor-conceived people can now apply for information with donor consent

Deciding what to do with unused embryos

May 2015

Last week, VARTA’s CEO Louise Johnson and Senior Research Officer Dr Karin Hammarberg spoke to Penny Johnston at ABC Babytalk on the subject of what to do with unused embryos. The program was informative and sensitive to the complexity of this issue and is really worth a listen.

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Deciding what to do with unused embryos

How to talk to a child about becoming a family with the help of a donor

April 2015

After three years of trying to conceive without success Jessica Busuttil and her husband Phillip were told that Phillip had a condition called azoospermia, which, in layman terms, means that Phillip had no sperm.

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How to talk to a child about becoming a family with the help of a donor