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    Forum Freshman Boomerang's Avatar
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    Hello,

    I have attatched some info i received regarding and interesting publication by the Australian Govt on Embroynic Stem Cell Research to whoever is interested.

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    Boomerang

    EMBROYNIC STEM CELL RESEARCH



    To help promote open and transparent debate on the sensitive issue of embryonic stem cell research I have decided to release a report which my department commissioned on the Lockhart Review.

    The report was undertaken by mpconsulting who have advised the Australian Government on this issue periodically since 2001.

    As I announced in June, the Australian Government was not disposed to make any changes to the existing national legislative framework for research involving human embryos. However, as I have already indicated, Coalition Members and Senators will be able to exercise a free vote should legislation on this issue be introduced into Parliament.

    Releasing the mpconsulting report will help ensure that Members of Parliament and the wider public have access to all the information that has been available to the Government.

    The mpconsulting report can be accessed on the website of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet at
    http://www.dpmc.gov.au/publications/...ed_reports.cfm


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    Hey Boomerang,

    It's Friday afternoon and beer o'clock has arrived, so reading 42 pages of a government report isn't on my to-do list at the moment. Can you provide a summary?

    From what I've heard, the Aussie government isn't prepared to make any changes in the current legislation regarding stem cell research because as they see it the issues raised in '01-'02 haven't been resolved and the same ethical issues still stand.

    I think that the bans currently imposed will be lifted in years to come, but personally I don't think it's going to happen now. I think as a whole, Australia is too conservative and too uneducated on science for stem cell research to be given the go-ahead at this moment in time. Many people here choose to ignore the possible benefits that such research could provide and are more ready to jump on the potential-life-destroyer bandwagon.

    It's a shame too, because Australia has some world-class research and education facilities and I think that potentially we could aid in many breakthroughs in stem cell research and related fields.

    By the way: where abouts in Australia are you? I'm in Perth.


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    It's a shame too, because Australia has some world-class research and education facilities and I think that potentially we could aid in many breakthroughs in stem cell research and related fields.
    I Agree with this, Australia is ahead and indeed has world class research and education facilities...

    By the way: where abouts in Australia are you? I'm in Perth.
    I'm in the Uk at the moment, but will be heading down to Sydney to complete my studies (once i finish my degree here in the UK) and what you mentioned above was one of the reasons why I chose Australia (apart from loving the country and the people I always have a great time when I spend my holidays in Australia so yeah I’ll be an aussie sooner or later ).

    I haven't read the full report yet, managed only the first couple of pages, can't provide a summary.

    Anything just drop me a PM.

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