The baby registry is a system in which every Australian citizen is required to register their baby, so that every baby can be traced.
It’s a system that costs $300 million a year and is estimated to be costing the Australian government $2 billion annually.
The registry has not been without problems.
It has been plagued by a number of issues, including the death of a newborn.
The system was originally launched in 1996, but since then there have been numerous failures, including a baby whose parents’ names were entered into the registry but whose mother’s name was not.
The baby was eventually found dead in the womb.
This prompted concerns that it would be used as a way to track other children in the family.
A coroner’s report into the death found there was no evidence that the mother had intentionally given her baby up for adoption.
This led to the death being referred to the Family Court, where it was eventually ruled to be a homicide.
The report said the coroner had found there were no significant mitigating circumstances that could have led to a decision to reject the claim.
However, in the lead-up to the inquest the coroner recommended that the baby registry be reinstated.
The Federal Government has now confirmed it will reinstate the registry.
However this is not a panacea, as some critics have argued.
A report from the Australian Human Rights Commission found there are still many people living in Australia who are not properly registered, including Indigenous people.
It recommends that the Federal Government work with the states and territories to find solutions.
The government has said it will not be returning the baby registries to a state of emergency until a new system is put in place.
This is not the first time the federal government has faced criticism over the issue of the registry, with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten calling it “disgusting”.
Federal Opposition Leader Senator Nick Xenophon said it was a “sad day for Australia”.
“This is not only a terrible waste of money, it’s also a sad day for the human rights of Indigenous Australians,” Senator Xenophon told ABC Radio National.
“The child death of this baby, her parents’ death and the coronial inquest are not isolated incidents, they are part of a broader pattern of neglect and abuse of the rights of people living under the jurisdiction of the Department of Immigration.”
A spokeswoman for Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said it is up to states and territory to decide what they do with their baby registry.
“There is no federal government policy in relation to the baby registration system,” she said.
“It is a matter for each state and territory and the Commonwealth Government to determine the appropriate arrangements.”
In a statement the department said it does not comment on internal matters.
It also said it has not yet received a request for comment from Senator Xenos.
The Australian Federal Police said the registry will remain online for a time.