UPDATE: Below is a record of what appeared on YourSAy during the open consultation process from 25 May 2018 to 6 July 2018.
The South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) is inviting all South Australians to tell us what you think about surrogacy laws in South Australia.
What is being decided?
SALRI is reviewing the current surrogacy laws in our state, which are contained in Part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA).
We want to hear from anyone who has views on how these laws work in practice, and whether they need reform or improvement. We are particularly interested in the views of anyone who has made surrogacy agreements in South Australia as well as commissioning or intending parents and surrogates.
SALRI will also speak with legal and other experts as well as the wider community to identify the best reform options.
Who is SALRI?
SALRI is an independent and non-partisan law reform body, based at the University of Adelaide. SALRI can only make recommendations for law reform, it cannot change the law. It is up to the South Australian Government and the Parliament to accept any recommendation from SALRI and determine whether any laws or practices should change.
How will your input be used?
SALRI will complete the consultation phase of this reference during July 2018 and finalise its report in the second half of 2018. Once SALRI has provided its report to Government, it will be publicly available on the SALRI website.
You can have your say by:
- Sending a written submission to email@example.com. Check out our Fact Sheets to see the types of issues and questions to address
- Joining the online discussions
- Completing the survey
- Request a one-on-one private meeting with the SALRI team via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date: 5:00pm Friday 6 July 2018
PLEASE NOTE: SALRI does not provide legal advice. It listens to your views on how the laws are working now, and what options could be worth considering for any changes in the future. If you have a legal query or problem, you will need to seek your own legal advice.