My upcoming presentations

My upcoming presentations

I was delighted to learn today that one of my planned presentations later this year was not going ahead. Don’t get me wrong- I like presentations. However, in addition to the time spent doing the presentation, is all the preparation time. As an extreme example, a number of presentations I have done or am to do this year are about the new Queensland Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act. It took me over 30 hours to prepare the paper for the first presentation!

Today’s events made me think about the number of presentations I expect to do before the year is out.

By my latest count, I expect that by the year’s end I will have done 14, or greater than one a month:

Those so far:

  • March: Legalwise- Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld)
  • April: City Fertility Centre: surrogacy issues for GP’s
  • May: Australia’s CEO Challenge: Family Violence Bill 2012
  • May: Australia’s CEO Challenge: Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld)

Those still ahead:

  • May: Australia’s CEO Challenge- presentation to West Africans about being a White Ribbon Ambassador- tomorrow
  • May: Surrogacy Australia national conference, Melbourne- this weekend
  • June: LexisNexis 9th annual family law summit Brisbane: surrogacy
  • June: Family Law Practitioners Association: Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 (Qld)
  • June: International Commission on Couple and Family Relations conference, Boston, workshop and presentation about how to get elements of the family law system working collaboratively (with Robin Purvis); presentation about Family Law Pathways network
  • July: NSW Fertility Counsellors Association training
  • August: possible: medico legal conference Brazil
  • September- yet to be confirmed: Child Protection Week
  • September: Hunter Valley family law practitioners conference
  • October/November: Save the Children’s training about keeping good notes

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

Family Law Section Law Council of Australia Award
Member of Queensland law society
Family law Practitioners Association
International Academy of Family Lawyers - IAFL
Mediator Standards Board