State of Victoria
Act 1995- Sect. 152
152. Conscientious objections
(1) Despite any Act, law or agreement to the contrary a person who has a conscientious
objection to research involving the use of gametes, zygotes or embryos or to a treatment
procedure does not have to participate in that research or procedure unless it is necessary
to do so because it is likely that a person who is or was a participant in the research or
procedure will otherwise die.
(2) In any proceedings the burden of proving a conscientious objection is on the person who
relies on it.