Mrs ARMITAGE ( Launceston ) - I find this issue we have before us very difficult. I agree that the previous bill was poorly drafted and appreciate that this bill is stronger with the subsequent amendments from the committee. I must commend my fellow Legislative Councillors on this committee for their diligence and hard work in scrutinising this bill and attempting to improve it. However, having said that, this is a very difficult decision as I accept that surrogacy is occurring now in some instances without the protection afforded by this bill. I know that this must be extremely painful for people, both male and female, who desperately want a child but I cannot support the bill as it stands.