Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Surrogacy debate: Whose rights are we concenred with?

The Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia, Diana Bryant, will be the keynote speaker on 17 April in Brisbane hosted by the Australian Association of Women Judges, on the topic: Surrogacy: whose rights are we concerned with?

Her Honour will deliver an address, followed by a panel discussion. The panellists will be her Honour, Professor Andreas Schloenhardt from the University of Queensland and me.The panel will be moderated by Justice Roslyn Atkinson from the Supreme Court of Queensland. It promises to be a lively evening!

Chief Justice Bryant has previously decried human trafficking in surrogacy. She has also called for the enforcement or scrapping of laws that criminalise intended parents undertaking surrogacy overseas. Her Honour recently proposed that Australia needed to act quickly, and unilaterally, to set in place certain criteria before kids can move to Australia.

Professor Schloenhardt is an expert as to human trafficking, writing extensively on the topic.

Details of the event:

Date: Friday 17 April 2015

Time: 5.30pm to 7pm

Place: Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, George Street, Brisbane

Cost: FREE, all welcome

RSVP: Kelly Morseu (07) 3247 9214, email: Kelly.Morseu@justice.qld.gov.au