by Sam everingham
Posted on 2018-03-07 at 11:38:36
Steve Pugh is a `career’ civil servant and has spent over 20 years in the Department of Health and it’s Arms-Length Bodies, in a variety of policy development roles. Key achievements include: project oversight of the establishment of the first bowel cancer screening pilot sites; the introduction of the universal infant hearing screening programme, and; the introduction of regulations to allow mitochondrial donation. Steve has worked in assisted conception policy for nearly 8 years and is currently focussed on the surrogacy legislation reform programme.
If your surrogate is due to give birth prior to 30 July in a country with travel restrictions, please contact your surrogacy agency for advice. The following ‘source’ countries have set up channels of communication with governments in respect to emergency travel and fast-tracked document processing. If you are from one of these countries, email […]
Three Australian jurisdictions – NSW, ACT & Queensland – have laws criminalising overseas surrogacy. However like the long outdated provisions criminalising abortion in NSW, these are laws which have never been prosecuted. In fact even when the rare case has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions, they have declined to take action. There […]
Each October scores of attendees come together in six different Australian capital cities – singles, couples, gay and heterosexual, some in their twenties, some in their fifties. They share a common goal – to create family with the help of yet unknown angels – donors and surrogates. It is these more complex journeys to parenthood […]