Some of the submissions to various Australian Government committees, Parliamentary
debates and other resources of information regarding paternity fraud and genetic testing.
Senate of Australia - Liam Magill's case mentioned - The Family Law Amendment Bill 2005
- Hansard, May 11, 2005
Senator GREIG (Western Australia) (12.01 pm)—"The Family Law Amendment Bill 2005 makes a range
of recommendations to substantive and procedural aspects of the family law regime. " ............
"Part 14 is unquestionably the most controversial aspect of the bill.
It will enable a person who discovers that they are not the parent
of a child for whom they have made child maintenance payments to apply to the court to recover those
Complete Hansard transcript view / download in pdf (1.5
Essentially Yours: The Protection of Human Genetic Information in Australia (ALRC 96)
The joint inquiry into the protection of human genetic information by the Australian Law Reform
Commission and the
Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC) (a principal committee of the National Health and Medical
Research Council) began in February 2001.
The release in November 2001 of the inquiry's Issues Paper—Protection
of Human Genetic Information (IP 26)—signalled the start of extensive national consultations, which
included public meetings in every State and Territory capital, as well as in several regional centres.
The release of a Discussion Paper of the same name
(DP 66) followed in August 2002.
The final report — Essentially
Yours: The Protection of Human Genetic Information in Australia (ALRC 96)—was tabled in federal
Parliament in May 2003.
The report as a whole is under consideration by the Australian Government and by the many other bodies to
whom the recommendations are addressed. A number of the recommendations have already been acted on.