Rev Fred Nile strongly opposes commercial surrogacy  

19 November 2014

In answer to my question on 14 October 2014:

SURROGACY LAWS

The Hon. DUNCAN GAY: On 14 October 2014 Reverend the Hon. Fred Nile asked me a question about surrogacy laws. The Premier has provided the following response:

In New South Wales, surrogacy arrangements are governed by the Surrogacy Act 2010. The Surrogacy Act prohibits domestic commercial surrogacy arrangements and prohibits New South Wales residents from engaging in commercial surrogacy overseas. It is a criminal offence to enter into a commercial surrogacy arrangement in New South Wales and for New South Wales residents to enter into such an agreement outside the State. The Act is currently being reviewed in accordance with section 60 of the Act. The purpose of the review is to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives.

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The Rev. The Hon. Fred Nile MLC ED L.Th

Member of the Legislative Council

Assistant President of The Legislative Council

Parliamentary Leader, Christian Democratic Party

Parliament House, Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

Telephone: (02) 9230 2478    Facsimile: (02) 9230 2098

Email: f.nile@parliament.nsw.gov.au