Amazing things happened today…

Amazing things happened today…

First thing this morning, in the mail came a small parcel- which contained a bunch of Queensland Police promotional pens and keyrings promoting their LGBTI liaison officers.

This is the Queensland Police system to hopefully make police less confronting to and more accepting of LGBTI people when they have to deal with the boys and girls in blue.

Yesterday I was interviewed by news.com.au about a gay Queenslander whose sister had her egg fertilised by a donor and who is now his surrogate.


I heard nothing more about the story, until I was called by the producer of Howard Sattler’s progam on Perth’s 6PR this afternoon, who had picked it up off the web.

Then it was the interview with Howard Sattler-which seemed to go well. And the weirdest part? Sitting on hold, listening to Howard’s progam waiting to get on- and lsitening to Perth’s traffic report. So I was sitting in Brisbane, on the other side of the continent, at peak hour listening to a traffic report about Perth.

Things to Read, Watch & Listen

Anne-Marie Hutchinson Memorial Lecture

I have been given the great honour today of talking about my friend and colleague, the late Anne-Marie Hutchinson, OBE QC (Hons). Speaking at the tail end of this meeting, I have to keep this interesting! I am not going to talk at first about Anne-Marie, but two other inspirational women in my first law… Read More »Anne-Marie Hutchinson Memorial Lecture

Embracing Wellness in Your Daily Routine for Fertility

American guest author Ashley Taylor has written an interest article about having a holistic approach to maintaining your health and addressing fertility issues: In the journey toward maintaining your health and addressing fertility issues, embracing a holistic approach is key. Wellness is more than just a goal; it’s a sustainable lifestyle that intertwines various aspects… Read More »Embracing Wellness in Your Daily Routine for Fertility

Consultation open: Queensland Assisted reproductive technology industry

The Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technology Services Consultation Paper is now available and open for feedback until 25 February 2024. This follows the Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services and Minister for Women’s commitment to regulate the assisted reproductive technology (ART) industry in Queensland by 2024. The paper is designed to help inform considerations for regulating… Read More »Consultation open: Queensland Assisted reproductive technology industry

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