Liam Magill - Paternity Fraud Case - High Court of Australia

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 payments.   Read more ...

Australian Senate Hansard transcript PDF - Paternity Fraud Repayment (1.5MB)

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.