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Prohibition of Human Cloning Bill 2002

 

 

 

 

 

Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002

 

No. 144, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to prohibit human cloning and other unacceptable practices associated with reproductive technology, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                1

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2

3............ Object of Act...................................................................................... 2

4............ Operation of Act................................................................................ 2

5............ Act to bind the Crown........................................................................ 3

6............ External Territories............................................................................. 3

7............ Schedule.............................................................................................. 3

8............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 4

Part 2—Prohibited practices                                                                                              7

Division 1—Human cloning                                                                                        7

9............ Offence—creating a human embryo clone.......................................... 7

10.......... Offence—placing a human embryo clone in the human body or the body of an animal         7

11.......... Offence—importing or exporting a human embryo clone.................. 7

12.......... No defence that human embryo clone could not survive.................... 7

Division 2—Other prohibited practices                                                               8

13.......... Offence—creating a human embryo other than by fertilisation, or developing such an embryo             8

14.......... Offence—creating a human embryo for a purpose other than achieving pregnancy in a woman            8

15.......... Offence—creating or developing a human embryo containing genetic material provided by more than 2 persons 8

16.......... Offence—developing a human embryo outside the body of a woman for more than 14 days                9

17.......... Offence—using precursor cells from a human embryo or a human fetus to create a human embryo, or developing such an embryo........................................................................................... 9

18.......... Offence—heritable alterations to genome........................................... 9

19.......... Offence—collecting a viable human embryo from the body of a woman                10

20.......... Offence—creating a chimeric or hybrid embryo............................... 10

21.......... Offence—placing of an embryo........................................................ 10

22.......... Offence—importing, exporting or placing a prohibited embryo...... 11

23.......... Offence—commercial trading in human eggs, human sperm or human embryos     12

Part 3—Commonwealth/State arrangements                                                         13

24.......... Operation of State laws.................................................................... 13

Part 4—Review provision and regulations                                                              14

Division 1—Review of Act                                                                                        14

25.......... Review of operation of Act.............................................................. 14

Division 2—Regulations                                                                                            16

26.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 16

Schedule 1—Consequential amendment                                                                   17

Gene Technology Act 2000                                                                                       17

 



 

Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002

No. 144, 2002

 

 

 

An Act to prohibit human cloning and other unacceptable practices associated with reproductive technology, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 19 December 2002 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts: