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Amendments to Surrogacy Act 2010

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Paul Martin
24 Damon Road

Total Signatures - 5377

Sponsoring Member: Jackie Trad MP

Posting Date: 4/07/2012

Closing Date: 16/09/2012

Tabled Date: 30/10/2012

Responded By: Hon Jarrod Bleijie MP on 21/11/2012

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the Newman Government's stated plan to amend the Surrogacy Act 2010, repealing provisions that enable same sex couples, de facto couples of less than two years and singles from entering into surrogacy arrangements in order to start a family.  Any such amendments would legislate for discrimination and inequality; it would further take our State backwards in relation to human rights.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to call upon the Premier and the Attorney-General to not proceed with any proposals to amend the Surrogacy Act 2010.