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Are you a parent? – Declarations of parentage

by Peter Magee on June 6, 2016

Daniel Rod

In the recent matter of Baldwin & Neilson [2016] FCCA 199, the mother sought a declaration from the Federal Circuit Court that the Respondent was the father of the child and that he be assessed under Section 106A of the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 as to his obligations to pay child support to the mother.

To ascertain whether a … Read more

Sperm donor kids seek rights

by Peter Magee on March 3, 2011

Peter MageeChildren conceived by sperm donation often  face identity problems when they grow up because of a lack of information about their genetic heritage.

The problem was highlighted in the Brisbane Courier Mail late last year which reported on a man, now 36 who was conceived by sperm donation. After becoming a father himself, he feels that his missing genetic identity … Read more