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Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Health)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to human cloning and research involving human embryos, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Mitochondrial donation                                                                         3

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          3

Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002                                3

Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002                                                       5

Research Involving Human Embryos Regulations 2017                                     33

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       39

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                           39

Prohibition of Human Cloning for Reproduction Act 2002                              39

Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002                                                     41

Research Involving Human Embryos Regulations 2017                                     57

Therapeutic Goods (Excluded Goods) Determination 2018                              58

Part 3—Application and transitional provisions                                             60

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to human cloning and research involving human embryos, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Act 2021 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Note:          The provisions of a legislative instrument (the principal instrument ) amended or inserted by this Act, and any other provisions of the principal instrument, may be amended or repealed by a legislative instrument made under the enabling provision for the principal instrument (see subsection 13(5) of the Legislation Act 2003 ).