Saturday, 29 October 2011

Man jailed for horrific torture, rape of his wife http://ow.ly/7cHVU
I am so glad that justice finall caught up with Kevin Smith http://ow.ly/7c0Qv

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Same sex adoption a step too far: Bligh: Brisbane Times http://ow.ly/78Hkm
Tasmanian man jailed over HIV sex - ABC News Mozilla Firefox http://ow.ly/78GiP

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

LNP slams same-sex "stunt": Brisbane Times http://ow.ly/78dRf
This afternoon I was part of a delegation to Qld Attorney-General Paul Lucas about gay panic defence. Expect an announcement tomorrow.
I was just interviewed by Ten and QUT news about police, firies, ambos, cabbies, Qld Rail and tow trucks putting White Ribbons on.
I was interviewed last night by 4KQ about White Ribbon Day.
This morning I was interviewed by 612ABC about proposed civil unions in Qld. I said it was a step in the right direction.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Apologies in advance from Vegas and Phoenix

I want to apologise to the readers of my blog, as my blogging this year has been at a trickle. This is because I have been overwhelmed and amazed at the extraordinary demand for my presentations this year about surrogacy. For more- click here.

In two days I head to the US to speak, yet again, about surrogacy, this time to the world's first international surrogacy conference in Vegas.

After that, I am off to Phoenix, where I am privileged  that I have been invited by "one of the five most inspiring women in America", Professor Sarah Buel, to lecture her students at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at  Arizona State University  about domestic violence. Professor Buel is an inspiration to me. I like her clear headed vision about domestic violence. She is a strong advocate for the law taking clear, precise and effective steps to help end domestic violence, which in the US, like Australia, is all too frequent.

It seems funny that of all the law schools in America, the one I'll be speaking at was named after Sanda Day O'Connor, former US Supreme Court judge, whom I  heard speak when I attended a lecture she gave at my alma mater QUT some years back. 

A survivor of violence,  Professor Buel is able to inspire amazing and extraordinary efforts by her students as to new ways of thinking about how to tackle domestic violence. Professor Buel is a renowned expert on domestic violence law.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Qld Deputy Premier wants civil union laws now: http://ow.ly/75aLb

Friday, 21 October 2011

My co-authored article on a State by State guide to surrogacy has just been published! A lot of work went into it.
Moves to ban or severely limit international surrogacy: http://ow.ly/73Y3G

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Comment on child support "failures" : Brisbane Times http://ow.ly/70dNu