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Thursday, 24 November 2016
Page: 3186

Senator RICE (Victoria) (12:07): I, and also on behalf of Senator Abetz, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes:

   (i) deeply concerning reports of unethical organ procurement procedures in foreign countries, including forced organ procurement from executed prisoners and prisoners of conscience in state-led processes,

   (ii) that a number of countries including Israel, Spain and Taiwan have banned organ tourism, and the United States and the European Union have passed strong resolutions against it, and

   (iii) that limited data is available on Australians receiving organ transplants overseas; and

(b) invites the Australian Government to consider:

   (i) making it an offence to travel overseas to receive an organ acquired from a non-consensual donor, and

   (ii) establishing a register of Australians travelling overseas to receive organ transplants, including details on the country in which they receive them.

Question agreed to.