In May 2017, the government announced its intention to direct the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to conduct the first comprehensive review into the family […]
In a much-anticipated Judgment, the Full Court of the Family Court recently delivered a decision that means children with Gender Dysphoria seeking to undergo […]
Consider this scenario: Two women are in a relationship. Let’s call them Kylie and Rachel. Kylie and Rachel decide that they want to have a […]
My child has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. As his parents, we get to make all decisions about his health… right?
You may have read the recent news articles about the 6 year old boy, Oshin, in Western Australia who is terminally ill with cancer. After consideration of his medical options vs his life expectancy […]
This week we have received messages from friends and family members from overseas and all over Australia who have heard about the “Canberra couple who vow to divorce if same-sex marriage is legalised”. The article and the announcement has indeed gone viral and in turn, prompted a range of interesting and varied responses, including […]
IVF essentially means that an egg is fertilized outside the body and is then implanted into the uterus. It is basically any way (medically assisted or not) by which a woman becomes pregnant other than by having sexual intercourse.
So who is a parent in IVF procedures?
The law […]
The recent story of Baby Gammy and the surrogacy arrangement two Australian parents had with a Thai Surrogate has certainly generated discussion about surrogacy and the law that surrounds it. Over the last week, I have heard people ask: “Isn’t surrogacy illegal in Australia?”, ”Don’t the parents […]