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2016 Reflections

A couple of days ago, a colleague asked what 2017 would hold for me, and I admitted I didn't yet know.  Only 12 months ago I was still in the final crazy preparations for my Churchill Fellowship (at this stage I was in the countdown - 12 days until departure).  For most of this year,… Continue reading 2016 Reflections

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“A greater onus of proof that a mother has consented”

Reports in today's media are already predicting the outcomes of the ongoing federal government inquiry into surrogacy, suggesting that  Australian couples may be banned from accessing surrogates overseas in a bid to prevent the exploitation of vulnerable women.  Although the committee into surrogacy is only expected to hand down its findings to the government in the first… Continue reading “A greater onus of proof that a mother has consented”

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Stop 6: Russia

I spent 9 days in Russia - St Petersburg and Moscow - and I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the chance to visit there as part of my Fellowship. This is a country I never expected to have a chance to visit, and it is pretty unlikely the opportunity to visit again is likely… Continue reading Stop 6: Russia

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3 months until departure to investigate surrogacy in US, Mexico, Russia, India and Cambodia

It is now only 3 months until I depart on this incredible opportunity to investigate surrogacy around the world.  Last night I attended the Churchill Fellowship Medallion Evening, which gives returning Churchill Fellows a chance to share their experiences and tell the stories of what they have learned.  Last night, Fellows were asked to share… Continue reading 3 months until departure to investigate surrogacy in US, Mexico, Russia, India and Cambodia