Saturday, 16 April 2011

NY woman seeks to remove her father from her birth certificate, to claim half her "father's" estate NY Times http://ht.ly/4BkHb

Friday, 8 April 2011

Seminar on overseas reproductive care

The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority is holding a seminar about cross-border reproductive care. The extraordinary nature of the seminar is that it demonstrates how in Victoria overseas commercial surrogacy is perfectly legal (as it is in WA, SA, NT and Tasmania), but it is an offence in Qld, NSW and the ACT.

Eyes Wide Open: Cross-Border Reproductive Care 
Date & Time: 13 April 2011, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Location: Russell Kennedy Pty Ltd, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Whether through surrogacy, egg, sperm or embryo donation, there are many ethical and legal issues to consider when seeking reproductive care overseas. There are also some very real risks to the health and welfare of families created in this way, and to those from other countries who contribute their genetic material or act as surrogates.

VARTA’s first twilight seminar for 2011 brings together two internationally respected experts in the field with a particular focus on the issues and risks related to surrogacy overseas. 


 Registration Form    
      
PROGRAM
5.30pm Registration & refreshments
6.00pm Welcome
Chairperson VARTA
6.05pm
An interview with experts on cross-border reproductive care including surrogacy
Discussion lead by Catherine Nave, Counsellor, Melbourne IVF
Featured experts are:
·     Dr R.S. Sharma, Deputy Director-General and Scientist, Division of Reproductive Health & Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research
·     Sandra Dill AM, Chief Executive, Access Australia

Questions
7.25pm Summary and Close

Friday, 1 April 2011

Major case suggesting how domestic violence ought to be taken into account in children's cases: http://ht.ly/4qT7q "Violence is violence."