How can AMAT address these challenges?

Technology and Human Reproduction FAQ’s

In response to these issues, AMAT will restructure its capacity in significant ways, including:

  • The establishment, funding and promotion of the AMAT Research Institute to formulate, promote, carry out and disseminate research findings (of which the issues raised in this paper are part), and promote the educational role of AMAT;
  • The development of an Adoption Resource Centre including the appointment of a paid Social Worker for counselling referrals and information
  • Research (including feasibility studies) to address the burgeoning discourse in adoption, including the Adoption (Inter-country) Act 1997 and New Zealand’s signing of the Hague Convention
  • The provision of a governance and shareholding structure for the clinical operation for abortion, contraception education, and other aspects of women’s health under the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977, through its limited liability charitable company, AMAC Ltd[35];
  • The development and maintenance of electronically mediated communication and information technology to disseminate education and information, including its website:
  • The appointment and education of Trustees with capacities that enable them to address the issues that derive from the technological and other changes in national and international regimes such as the electronic technological imperatives, neoliberalism, globalisation and the ‘informational’ economy within which AMAT is implicated;
  • Increased AMAT administration capacity including the appointment of an executive officer;
  • Increased emphasis by AMAT on policy and research, especially into national and globalised developments; and
  • The development and maintenance of functional relationships with national and international organisations.