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Question Without Notice No. 86 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 February 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

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

Answered on 20 February 2019

HEALTH — POSTHUMOUS COLLECTION OF GAMETES — REVIEW

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

I refer to the independent review of the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991 and the Surrogacy Act 2008.

(1) Has the minister written to the reviewer during the time of the review?

(2) If yes to (1), will the minister table those documents?

(3) Has the minister received correspondence from the reviewer during the time of the review?

(4) If yes to (3), will the minister table those documents?

(5) What has been the total of the invoices received for this review?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) No.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) Yes.

(4) Yes. The attachment referred to is not provided, as the report has not been finalised. The Department of Health is assisting the reviewer in finalising the document for publication. The reviewer will brief the Minister for Health on the findings of the review, after which time the review will be published as soon as practicable.

(5) The total is $225 373.31.