On 17 June 2005, the Minister for Ageing, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, appointed a committee to conduct independent reviews of Australia’s Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002 and the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002. The Committee is required to consult with the Australian, State and Territory governments and a broad range of people with expertise or experience in relevant disciplines. The Committee is calling for written submissions on the scope and operation of the two Acts.

Leslie’s evidence will be at 3:30 at the Sofitel Melbourne Hotel, 25 Collins Street on Friday the 3rd of October 2005