Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and Adoption: Consultation Paper (pdf)

The development of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) since the 1980s coincided with significant shifts in the make-up of Australian families. By the early 2000s, it had become evident that regulation of ART had not kept pace with these profound social changes.

In 2002, the Attorney-General asked the Commission to look at laws governing access to assisted reproductive technology (ART), how the law should recognise parents, and how surrogacy should be regulated.

The Commission published its consultation paper in December 2003.

Download ART and Adoption: Consultation Paper (pdf)

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