Discussion paper

A conversation about surrogacy in the Northern Territory: discussion paper

Surrogacy refers to an arrangement for a woman to become pregnant and give birth to a child for another couple or single person, with the intention of giving the child to the couple or person once the child is born. The Northern Territory government is...
Audio interview

The ethical minefield of surrogacy

How do you tell a couple who are desperate for a child that they can't conceive? Then how do you tell them their last resort—paying a woman, usually in a developing country, to be a surrogate mother—is an ethical minefield? Cambodia recently joined a long...
Systematic review

To investigate the risks and benefits for infertile Australian families considering accessing cross-border surrogacy

Multiple models of surrogacy exist internationally, each contributing different protections to surrogacy arrangements. Commercial surrogacy arrangements can be successfully managed without necessarily resulting in exploitation of, or harm to the involved parties. It is possible for Australians to engage in Cross Border Surrogacy (CBS) in...
Report

Parentage and the Family Law Act 1975

Considers whether the outcome of a family law matter is affected by the way in which a child's family was formed and who is considered to be a 'parent' under the Act. This report provides a response to the request from the former Attorney-General, Nicola...