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LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS REFERENCES COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Parry, at the request of the Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee (Senator Barnett) and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved business of the Senate notice of motion no. 1—That the following matter be referred to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 November 2010:

The past and present practices of donor conception in Australia, with particular reference to:

 (a) donor conception regulation and legislation across federal and state jurisdictions;

 (b) the conduct of clinics and medical services, including:

  (i) payments for donors,

  (ii) management of data relating to donor conception, and

  (iii) provision of appropriate counselling and support services;

 (c) the number of offspring born from each donor with reference to the risk of consanguine relationships; and

 (d) the rights of donor conceived individuals.

Question put and passed.