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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 12 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 May 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary representing the Minister for Health
Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the Surrogacy Act 2008, and I ask in each calendar year since enactment how many child protection order checks have been carried out on:

(a) arranging parents; and
(b) any other party to a surrogacy arrangement?
Answered on 21 June 2017

The Department of Health advises:

(a-b) The Surrogacy Act 2008 does not require an arranged parent/s or any other party to a surrogacy arrangement to undergo a child protection order check.