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‘Bad Mother’ not allowed to have an IVF Baby

by Bree Staines on February 21, 2016

Bree Staines

In the week commencing Monday,17 August 2015, newspapers around Australia reported that the Victorian Civil and Administrative Appeal Tribunal had barred a Victorian couple for having a baby, and that the prospective mother was an inappropriate parent to her existing children.

The couple, both aged in their forties, had attempted to undergo In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment together. The prospective mother … Read more

Peter MageeThe question of whether or or not a widow should be able to use her deceased husband’s sperm has been raised in a recent Supreme Court case, where Justice Hulme found that widow Jocelyn Edwards had property rights to the deceased Mark Edward’s sperm.  This has allowed Jocelyn the possibility of using IVF with her deceased husband’s sperm.

However, while … Read more

Australia is fertile ground for IVF

by Peter Magee on January 7, 2011

There has been a 45% jump in the number of babies born through IVF and other treatments assisting conception between 2004 and 2008.

According to the Fertility Society of Australia, 3.3% of Australians have been born through fertility treatments.  Professor Gab Kovacs says “IVF has become very socially acceptable now.  When we first started doing IVF 30 years ago people Read more

Peter Magee
The New South Wales government is due to consider proposed laws in relation to surrogacy – that is a woman carrying and giving birth to a baby for another person or a couple.  The proposed laws will maintain that commercial surrogacy, that is a surrogacy arrangement for money, is illegal. (SMH 28/09/10)

Rather, the laws will deal with the rights … Read more