Registration and certification of births and deaths
Reference received: 11 November 1985
Report 61: Names - Registration and Certification of Births and Deaths [PDF, 228Kb], December 1988
Tabled in parliament: 8 May 1990
Legislative action: The Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Amendment) Act 1992 implements one of the recommendations contained in the Report.
Discussion Paper 17: Names - Registration and Certification of Births and Deaths, December 1987
Terms of reference
To inquire into and report on:
- Criteria for registration of the surname of a child of married and unmarried parents; registration procedures and acknowledgment of paternity in relation to an ex-nuptial child; details to be recorded in relation to births and deaths; provision of certificates omitting potentially embarrassing details appearing in a registration.
- Any related matter.