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Draft Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research submission

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I agree there should be a centralised registry for Australia and record keeping and data collection should not be the responsibility of individual Fertility Clinics.  Since the Federal Senate though,  has recommended that the individual States/Territories set up their own registers, I strongly recommend that the other States/Territories set up their own registries following the lead of the more progressive States of NSW and Victoria.  There should be uniform National procedures/guidelines that all the States/Territories follow and strong communication between these services (given donors can move/donate interstate).  Ideally, there should be mandatory registries that are linked to each State/Territory Birth, Deaths and Marriages Department and voluntary registries in each State/Territory to facilitate earlier contact between donor children, siblings and the donor if all parties have given consent.

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I agree that their should be ART legislation developed for each State/Territory with the aim of uniformity

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