The Age: ‘Completely unfair’: More pain for would-be parents as Victorian IVF reforms delayed

Aspiring parents who had their fertility procedures thrown into limbo due to the coronavirus pandemic are waiting months to start treatment – ironically, due to a delay in laws promising to accelerate access to IVF.

The reforms, which abolish the need for police and child welfare checks on people trying to conceive, were flagged by the Victorian government in July last year after IVF patients told an inquiry they felt the checks were “unfair, humiliating and a cause of distress”.