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The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is asking you to tell us your thoughts by completing this survey. Reading discussion paper 3, Registering life events—Registration and access will help you to complete the survey.

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Barriers to birth registration
1. What are the barriers to the registration of births in Queensland?  
Life events such as birth, marriage, adoption and death.
2. How might barriers to birth registration be addressed?  
3. Does the existence of a late birth registration fee and penalty for a failure to register a birth operate as a barrier, or an incentive, for the timely registration of a birth?  
4. In what circumstances, if any, should the Registrar waive a fee?  
5. Should the Registrar have the power to register a birth, based on the information in a hospital notification, where a child’s parents have not made an application to register the birth?  
6. Do you have any other comments on this issue?  
Name change restrictions
7. What, if any, limits should be placed on the number of times a person can apply to register a change of name during their lifetime?  
Example, limit change of name by registration to a maximum of three times during a person's lifetime
8. Should the Registrar be provided with the discretion to register additional changes of name within a 12 month period?  
Example, to protect the safety of people experiencing domestic violence
9. Do you have any other comments on this issue?  
Changing a child's name
10. What changes should be made, if any, to the current eligibility requirements for parents and guardians to apply to register a change of a child’s name?  
11. Should a person who has been granted sole parental responsibility to make decisions for a child be eligible to apply to register a change of name for their child, without requiring a separate court order?  
12. Do you have any other comments on this issue?  
Requirements for life event registration and certificates
13. What changes, if any, should be made to the information requirements for life event registration and life event certificates required under the BDMR Act and BDMR Regulation?  
New types of certificates
14. Should RBDM be able to issue any new types of certificates?  
Example, integrated birth certificate for people adopted or born under a surrogacy arrangement
14a. If so, for what purposes should these certificates be issued, and what access criteria should apply?  
Electronic lodgements and applications
15. Do you support the expanded use of electronic registration services?  
16. What types of lodgements should be accepted electronically?  
17. What protections and legislative and/or non-legislative safeguards might need to be considered for any further expansion of electronic registration services?  
18. Do you have any other comments on this issue?  
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Last updated
 7 March 2019

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