The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) makes the following submission to the Australian
Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Inquiry into the Disability
Discrimination and Other Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 (the Bill).
In making this submission, the ALRC draws on its experience from the joint inquiry (the Inquiry) into
the protection of human genetic information by the ALRC and the Australian Health Ethics
Committee (AHEC) of the National Health and Medical Research Council (the NHMRC) and the
report Essentially Yours: The Protection of Human Genetic Information in Australia (ALRC 96,