Birth Registration and Birth Certificates: Consultation Paper (pdf)
In 2012, the Commission began a community law reform project on Victoria’s birth registration and birth certificates laws. It arose from research conducted by the Castan Centre for Human Rights about barriers faced by Aboriginal Australians in registering births and obtaining birth certificates, and the high number of unregistered births in rural and remote areas. We examined whether current Victorian law met community expectations and, in particular, focused on the experiences of people from disadvantaged, Indigenous and CALD backgrounds.
In September 2012, the Commission released a consultation paper.
Download Birth Registration and Birth Certificates: Consultation Paper (pdf)