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Australia

State of Victoria

Infertility Treatement 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.