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WA’s proposed surrogacy laws may be discriminatory to women

WA’s proposed surrogacy laws may be discriminatory to women

Introduction of Western Australia’s new surrogacy laws may have been dealt another blow with legal advice suggesting the proposed legislation could be discriminatory towards women. Health Minister Roger Cook (pictured) has argued that the current laws need to be changed because they are discriminatory towards male same-sex couples and single men. Cook has argued that […]

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Surrogacy debate adjourns with legislation sent to committee

Surrogacy debate adjourns with legislation sent to committee

The epic speech from Liberal MP Nick Goiran has come to an end, or at least a pause, as the Surrogacy Bill is sent to the legislation committee for further scrutiny. After speaking against the surrogacy bill for over 20 hours, the member for South Metro proposed the bill be referred to the Legislative Council’s […]

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Mike Nahan defends Nick Gorian’s epic speech against surrogacy

Mike Nahan defends Nick Gorian’s epic speech against surrogacy

Opposition leader Dr Mike Nahan has defended Liberal MP Nick Goiran’s epic filibuster speech on changing the state’s surrogacy laws saying the politician is just showing how passionate he is about the topic. Since debate in the Legislative Council began in mid February Goiran has been the only speaker to voice any thoughts on the […]

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Debate over WA’s surrogacy laws recommences, Nick Gorian is still talking

Debate over WA’s surrogacy laws recommences, Nick Gorian is still talking

Debate over proposed changes to Western Australia’s surrogacy laws has recommend with Liberal MP Nick Goiran continuing his epic filibuster speech on the subject. Debate began back in mid-February with Gorian kicking off the debate as the opposition’s lead speaker. So far the South-Metro MP is the only member to speak to the issue, his […]

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Nick Gorian delivers epic filibuster speech on surrogacy

Nick Gorian delivers epic filibuster speech on surrogacy

The debate over the surrogacy bill in the Legislative Council seems to have become stuck in a groove as Liberal MLC Nick Goiran delivers an epic filibuster speech on the bill. Debate on the bill began last week with Goiran kicking things off as the Liberals lead speaker. After an adjournment he picked up his […]

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Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court allows gay man to adopt his biological son

Singapore’s High Court has allowed a gay man to legally adopt the son he and his partner had via a surrogate. Its a landmark ruling in the conservative country where same-sex activity is still illegal. The decision overturns a 2017 ruling that said the man could not formally adopt the child because they were born […]

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Bill to allow surrogacy for gay couples and single men progresses

Bill to allow surrogacy for gay couples and single men progresses

The Western Australian Legislative Assembly has passed a bill tonight that will make it possible for single men and gay couples to access altruistic surrogacy. The bill, introduced by Health Minister Roger Cook will amend current surrogacy laws which only allows for single women, lesbian couples and heterosexual couples to seek surrogate arrangements. The changes […]

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ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

ACL says single people and gay men should not be able to access surrogacy

Ahead of the parliamentary debate on the McGowan government’s bill, that would allow single men and gay men to access altruistic surrogacy, the Australian Christian Lobby has argued that the laws need to move in the opposite direction and ban all single people from accessing surrogacy. Currently altruistic surrogacy can only legally be accessed by […]

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Australian Christian Lobby opposed to surrogacy changes

Australian Christian Lobby opposed to surrogacy changes

The Australian Christian Lobby has flagged its opposition to Western Australia’s surrogacy laws being changed, indicating it will campaign against male same sex couples and single men being able to access altruistic surrogacy. The ACL’s State Director Peter Abetz said the organisation was opposed to the laws being changed because it would deliberately remove the rights […]

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WA government to introduce surrogacy for gay couples and single men

WA government to introduce surrogacy for gay couples and single men

The WA government has announced it will introduce legislation that will allow same-sex couples and single men to access altruistic surrogacy arrangements. The McGowan government will introduce amendments to Western Australia’s surrogacy and human reproductive technology laws opening a new pathway for same-sex couples and single men to create a family. The proposed changes, which […]

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