CONSTITUENCY QUESTION | ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TREATMENT

Assisted Reproductive Treatment – Kaushaliya Vaghela MP

ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TREATMENTThe Andrews Labor Government is making the assisted reproductive treatment (IVF) fairer for all Victorians.We are bringing once-in-a-generation reform for assisted reproductive treatment in Victoria, so that Victorians can start their families without stress, high bills and discrimination.I requested the Hon. Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Health, to give my constituents an update on how she will ensure that IVF in Victoria remain safe and accessible for all who need it.#KaushaliyaMP

Posted by Kaushaliya Vaghela MP on Thursday, 15 August 2019

Ms VAGHELA (Western Metropolitan) (12:39:43): My constituency question is directed to the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, the Honourable Jenny Mikakos, MP. My question to the minister relates to her portfolio of responsibilities of health. The Andrews Labor government will make assisted reproductive treatment fairer, more affordable and easier to access for all Victorians as part of once-in-a-generation reforms. These reforms will change so many lives. We made the promise to make sure more Victorians can become a parent through IVF without the high costs, and we are delivering it through public IVF services, which are bulk-billed and subsidised for low-income Victorians. They have an opportunity to start a family without big bills or discrimination. My question to the minister is: can the minister give me an update on how she will ensure that IVF in Victoria is safe and accessible for all who need it, including my constituents in Western Metropolitan Region?