Petitions: Birth certificates

08 March 2018

Petitions

To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:

This petition draws to the attention of the house the registry of births, deaths and marriages’ standard practice of annotating the birth certificate of a deceased person with the word deceased.

The practice of annotating birth certificates, in particular those of newborn deceased babies, with the word deceased serves to further distress grieving families.

The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Assembly of Victoria call on the Victorian government to review and end the registry of births, deaths and marriages’ standard practice of annotating birth certificates with the word deceased.

By Mr PESUTTO (Hawthorn) (674 signatures).

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