Apologies in advance from Vegas and Phoenix

Apologies in advance from Vegas and Phoenix

I want to apologise to the readers of my blog, as my blogging this year has been at a trickle. This is because I have been overwhelmed and amazed at the extraordinary demand for my presentations this year about surrogacy. For more- click here.

In two days I head to the US to speak, yet again, about surrogacy, this time to the world’s first international surrogacy conference in Vegas.

After that, I am off to Phoenix, where I am privileged  that I have been invited by “one of the five most inspiring women in America”, Professor Sarah Buel, to lecture her students at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at  Arizona State University  about domestic violence. Professor Buel is an inspiration to me. I like her clear headed vision about domestic violence. She is a strong advocate for the law taking clear, precise and effective steps to help end domestic violence, which in the US, like Australia, is all too frequent.

It seems funny that of all the law schools in America, the one I’ll be speaking at was named after Sanda Day O’Connor, former US Supreme Court judge, whom I  heard speak when I attended a lecture she gave at my alma mater QUT some years back. 

A survivor of violence,  Professor Buel is able to inspire amazing and extraordinary efforts by her students as to new ways of thinking about how to tackle domestic violence. Professor Buel is a renowned expert on domestic violence law.

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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