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Australian Senate considers forced sterilisation ban

Australian Senate considers forced sterilisation ban

Posted 28 March 2013, 22:01 AEDT

An Australian Senate Committee is conducting a hearing into the forced sterilisation of the disabled.

 

Australian parents with severely disabled children can currently apply to a Tribunal have their offspring sterilized without their consent.
 
But disability advocates and the United Nations want the practice criminalised, claiming its a gross abuse of human rights.
 
The Group People With Disability submitted a strongly worded argument to the Senate Committee arguing against forced sterilisation.
 
Anna Hipsley spoke to Therese Sands, the group's Chief Executive:
 
Presenter: Anna Hipsley
Speaker: Therese Sands: Chief Executive, People With Disability

 

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