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  • Upcoming surrogacy seminars in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane February 13, 2019
    Surrogacy Seminars Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane In 2011 in Vegas of all places, I had an extraordinary conversation with a man I had just met.  He was Steve Snyder.  Steve was and is the owner of a surrogacy agency, International Assisted Reproduction Center in Minneapolis, a long time ART attorney and then the chair of the […]
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  • Michael Kirby marries partner Johan van Vloten on 50th anniversary of first meeting February 13, 2019
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  • Upcoming surrogacy seminars in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane February 8, 2019
    I'm proudly taking part in the Independent Parents Advisory Network seminar in Sydney on 23 February. The seminar involves reputable clinics and lawyers talking about surrogacy options in the US, Canada and Australia. In the words of IPAN: Join us at the upcoming IPAN seminars in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney to learn about Surrogacy, Egg […]
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  • Presenting at Better Together 2019 January 4, 2019
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  • Launch of Page Provan! December 6, 2018
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  • IAFL/AAML joint position statement about US diplomat visas November 13, 2018
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  • Trump's plan for citizenship may make surrogacy jounreys to the US more difficult October 31, 2018
    The United States President Donald Trump has told HBO that he plans to terminate the right to US citizenship to babies born in the US to immigrants and non-citizens.  Mr Trump said he was seeking legal counsel to determine if he was able to bypass Congress and end birthright citizenship through an executive order.  He […]
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  • WA laws on their way to allow single men and gay couples access to surrogacy October 10, 2018
    Yesterday the WA Lower House, on a conscience vote,  passed laws to amend that State's surrogacy laws to allow since men and gay couples to have access to surrogacy. The laws now make their way to the Upper House. When the Surrogacy Act 2008 (WA) passed, it allowed single women, heterosexual couples, and lesbian couples […]
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  • Religious review proposes to make permanent religious schools to turn away LGBTI teachers and students October 10, 2018
    The bakers, florists and limo drivers of Australia  and other serivce providers will still be prevented from discriminating against LGBTI people, as recommended by the religious freedom review, according to Fairfax Media. The religious freedom review that was headed by Philip Ruddock has recommended that there be religious schools be permitted to turn away LGBTI […]
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  • Chilean couple held for child trafficking September 12, 2018
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  • Victorian ART review September 12, 2018
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  • State laws have not kept up with equal marriage laws about who is a parent August 22, 2018
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  • Western Australia surrogacy review July 9, 2018
    The Western Australian government is currently undertaking a review of that State's assisted reproductive treatment and surrogacy laws. In March I made both oral and written submissions to the review, which is being conducted by Professor Sonia Allan. Currently gay male couples and single men are not allowed to undertake surrogacy in Western Australia- in […]
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  • South Australian surrogacy review July 9, 2018
    The outgoing Labor government in South Australia commissioned a review of that State's surrogacy laws. That review has been continued by the incoming Liberal government. I have made both oral and written submissions. Here are my written submissions: 14 June 2018 Ms Sarah Moulds Senior Project Officer South Australia Law Reform Institute By email:        salri@adelaide.edu.au
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  • Who's ya daddy? July 9, 2018
    In May I presented to accredited family law specialists at a conference in Sydney run by the College of law. My topic was about parentage presumptions. There is a view that just because someone is the biological parent, therefore they must be the legal parent. That view is - it depends. The law is pernickety […]
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  • How Australia's vote for equal marriage was shouted out LOUD in Cambodia! July 9, 2018
    On 8 December my husband Mitch and I were in Phnom Penh. We stayed at the iconic Hotel Cambodiana, attending the ILGA (International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) Asia conference. We were there because I was helping spread the word about the Asia Pacific Rainbow Families Forum, of which I was a founding […]
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  • Legal topics that affect trans people July 4, 2018
    In February I presented at a seminar for Iris Education in Brisbane for doctors and other health professionals who worked with trans people. My presentation was about legal issues affecting trans people. Thankfully since then, there has been movement in Queensland, so there is no longer a requirement in changing the gender marker on the […]
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  • Surrogacy update- my dance card is full July 4, 2018
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  • The ten barriers to becoming parents through surrogacy July 3, 2018
    In January, I presented at the Equality Project conference at Melbourne Town Hall. I was amazed at the number of attendees! My presentation was about the ten barriers to becoming parents through surrogacy. Here is my paper:
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  • Blogging again! July 3, 2018
    It has been many months since I last blogged, the most that has passed since I first started blogging in 2007. I apologise to my followers. In life we receive challenges on a daily basis, and then sometimes we receive even bigger challenges. Eleven months ago my mum died. She was old, but her death […]
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