Professor Jenni Millbank
by Sam everingham
Posted on 2017-02-27 at 01:51:23
Professor Millbank is a leading international expert and researcher across family, reproduction and human rights law, making a distinctive contribution to broadening legal understandings of family and developing new approaches to relationship recognition in law. Many of her recommendations have been implemented in Australia and elsewhere in the past decade. Jenni’s socio-legal scholarship reflects her on-going commitment to developing laws that reflect and adapt to social needs through research that is empirically based, responsive to community concerns, and practical in application. She is a lead researcher in an ongoing ARC-funded project ‘Regulating relations – Forming Families Inside and Outside of the Reach of the Law’ which has interviewed dozens of Australian parents through surrogacy and surrogates.
Gay dad Rodney Cruise is something of an expert on setting expectations in Co-parenting arrangements. Over the last 14 years Rodney and his Taiwanese partner Jeff have between them fathered a child via surrogacy, four via co-parenting with two lesbian couples and five further children via ‘identity-release’ sperm donation. For many busy professionals, co-parenting seems […]
For those intended parents undertaking international surrogacy in Georgia or Ukraine, it is important to be aware that your baby or babies will be born stateless and that you will need to apply for Australian citizenship by descent before you can come back home. In order to prove a biological relationship, The Department of Home Affairs will […]
Surrogacy is regulated in most Australian states & territories. This means there is no uniform law nationally. Currently, there are no surrogacy laws in the northern territory, Victoria and South Australia have progressed significant reforms recently. Commercial surrogacy is illegal in Australia Only Altruistic surrogacy is permitted and the intended parents have to cover all […]