The Victorian Law Reform Commission is to review the process for birth registration and obtaining a birth certificate, and will ask the community about their experiences in using the system.
The Commission will undertake the review as part of its community law reform program, which allows the Commission to make recommendations on minor legal issues of general community concern often based on a suggestion from the community.
The project will examine whether the current Victorian law meets community expectations, and will look in particular at the experiences of people from disadvantaged, Indigenous and CALD backgrounds.
Community consultations will be conducted as part of the project later in 2012. The review is expected to be completed in mid 2013.