The Abortion Supervisory Committee is made up of 3 members appointed by the Governor-General.
Some of the Committee’s responsibilities include:
The Committee meets monthly to deal with licence renewal applications, certifying consultant appointments, and general business such as correspondence and responding to Official Information Act requests.
The Committee regularly travels to various hospitals or clinics throughout the country to review abortion services.
Read about the specific powers and functions of the Committee in the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977(external link)
The grounds under which an abortion may be performed are specified in section 187A of the Crimes Act 1961(external link)
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