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Published: June 2015
Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

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

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.

 

Published: June 2015
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception register services

A right to know your identity discussion paper

Headline: A right to know your identity discussion paper

The Victorian Government has released a discussion paper, ‘A Right to Know Your Identity’, which outlines how the proposed changes will work in practice.

It details how donor-conceived people will be able to apply for information, how contact preferences will apply, and how donors and donor-conceived people will be supported through this process.

 

 

Fertility & infertility, Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

ACCC finds IVF clinics providing misleading information on success rates

Headline: ACCC finds IVF clinics providing misleading information on success rates

Five traps to be aware of when reading success rates on IVF clinic websites.

Author: VARTA
Published: August 2014
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Donor conception, Donor conception register services, Regulation

ART further amendment legislative changes Q&A briefing

Victorian Parliament passes donor information amendments

New legislation giving Victorians conceived through donor sperm donated before 1988 the right to access identifying information about their donors with their donor's consent was passed on August 21, 2014, and took effect 29 June 2015.

Q&A briefing

The Q&A briefing provides more information on the amendments and their implications.

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART), Donor conception, Donor conception register services

Changes to Victorian donor conception laws implemented and more to come

2014 amendments

Pre 1988 donor-conceived people can now apply for information about their donors following the implementation the 2014 amendments to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 on 29th June.

The changes to the laws mean that 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 consents to the release of their identifying information.

Published: December 2015
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Surrogacy, Regulation

Commonwealth parliamentary inquiry into surrogacy announced

Attorney General George Brandis has announced a Commonwealth parliamentary inquiry into surrogacy, to be conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs.

Announcing the inquiry, the Attorney General’s media release stated that “surrogacy raises a broad range of legal and social issues, and raises questions relating to the rights, responsibilities, values and protections of Australian citizens”.

Author: Louise Johnson
Published: August 2015
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Fertility & infertility

Fertility Week 2015: how weight impacts on fertility and child health

Fertility Week begins today (1-7 September). Designed to coincide with the first week of spring (think fertility, babies and so on), this year’s campaign focuses on the impact that being overweight or obese can have on a person’s ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Published: December 2015
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Assisted reproduction treatment (ART)

Hope, hype or reality: can we make eggs or sperm from stem cells?

Leading researchers and reproductive specialists discussed current research into whether we can create human sperm and eggs from stem cells and what this could mean for assisted reproductive laboratories and clinical practice in the future at the 2015 Twilight Seminar: Hope, hype or reality: can we make eggs or sperm from stem cells?

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