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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1038 asked in the Legislative Council on 31 October 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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1038. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the answers to questions without notice 953 and 999 asked on 16 and 18 October about the multiple failures to comply with the key performance indicators for the independent review of the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 and the Surrogacy Act 2008.

(1) Was the final report due to be supplied by 12 October 2018?

(2) Was 31 December 2018 agreed to as the new date for a report to be provided to the department?

(3) Is that report a review of both these acts or only the first one?

(4) Further to (3), why, then, did the minister in answer to question without notice 999 refer to only the first act?

(5) Further to (4), has a different date been agreed to report on the review of the Surrogacy Act 2008?


I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. I am advised of the following.

(1)–(2) Yes.

(3) Both acts are under review. The report on the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 is due on 31 December 2018.

(4) Not applicable.

(5) No. This date is currently being confirmed; however, we will advise the member as soon as possible when a revised date is confirmed. The surrogacy legislation in South Australia is under review. The South Australian report is anticipated later this year. Feedback from the South Australian report will help inform the review.