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News - 07 Jan 16

The complex issues surrounding international surrogacy arrangements were thrust into the international spotlight, following the Baby Gammy case in 2014. Since that time, a number of countries have introduced new laws and restrictions on foreigners entering into commercial arrangements using a surrogate parent. Despite this, many IVF clinics in countries where... Read More

Publication - 12 Sep 14

The recent media coverage of baby Gammy's case has reignited popular debate about the legalisation of commercial surrogacy and the risks associated with the inconsistent and complex commercial surrogacy laws in Australia and abroad. Read More

Publication - 23 Jul 13

The law is catching up with social change by recognising same-sex couples’ desire to become parents. The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 came into effect in January 2010. It made assisted reproductive treatment, including altruistic (unpaid) surrogacy arrangements, available to same-sex couples for the first time. Couples should be... Read More