WWDA Systemic Advocacy on the Unlawful Sterilisation of Minors with Disabilities – Submissions from Other Organisations/Bodies

In late 2006, the Standing Committee of Attorney’s General (SCAG) released for consultation, draft national, uniform legislation ‘Children with Intellectual Disabilities (Regulation of Sterilisation) Bill 2006’, which sets out the procedures that jurisdictions could adopt in authorising the sterilisation of children who have an intellectual disability. The Standing Committee of Attorneys-General (SCAG), is the national ministerial council made up of the Australian Attorney-General and the State and Territory Attorneys-General. SCAG provides a forum for Attorneys-General to discuss and progress matters of mutual interest. It seeks to achieve uniform or harmonised action within the portfolio responsibilities of its members. A number of organisations provided submissions in response to the Draft Children with Intellectual Disabilities (Regulation of Sterilisation) Bill 2006, and some provided Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) with a copy of their Submission for our records. These are available here.



Submission from the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC)

Submission from Intellectual Disability Rights Service (‘IDRS’)

Submission from People With Disability Australia (PWDA)

Submission from the Victorian Bar Association

Submission from the Law Institute of Victoria

Submission from the NSW Council for Intellectual Disability

Submission from the Australian Capital Territory Disability Advisory Council

Submission from the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide [PDF Version Only]