IVF woes #1: Australia
Couples are usually unaware of the low IVF success rates in Australian clinics.
Review: The Waiting Room
Kylie Trounson's the Waiting Room is a thoughtful exploration of the emotional and moral complexities of IVF.
Nitschke’s campaign for re-registration falters
Now he has been expelled from the Australian Medical Association.
Indonesian executions spark death penalty debate
Indonesia has come under intense scrutiny for its decision to execute two Australian nationals convicted of drug smuggling.
Nitschke loses legal battle to practice as a doctor
Tribunal rules that his activities would undermine public confidence in the medical profession and pose a serious risk to public safety.
No contraception, no govt handouts, says Aussie politician
Make women responsible, says Gary Johns.
Nitschke battles to keep his registration
The courtroom battle would make a great film.
Voluntary euthanasia advocate dies in Darwin
He was allegedly supplied with the barbiturate Nembutal.
Australia could recognise multiple parents
Australian law could be revised to allow more than one parent, if recommendations in a major report are accepted by the government.
The big business of Australian IVF
A second Australian IVF company wil float on the stock exchange today.
Australia recognises “non-specific sex” as legal option
The Australian High Court has ruled that people can be officially recognised as a non-specific sex.
Australian judge warns of psychological effects of commercial surrogacy on children
Australian judge warns of grave psychological effects of commercial surrogacy.
IVF consultation launched in Australia
Australia is to conduct a review of the ethics and clinical practice of assisted reproductive technology.
Nitschke sets up Adelaide clinic for assisted suicide
A euthanasia clinic has been set up by Australia's leading euthanasia activist, Dr Philip Nitschke, in Adelaide. Police are keeping a close watch on activities there, but Dr Nitschke, who is used to working at the very edge of the law, is said to be doing nothing clearly illegal.
Melbourne GP investigated for refusing a sex-selective abortion
A general practitioner in the Australian state of Victoria is under investigation for refusing to get involved in a sex-selective abortion.
More Australians making use of international surrogacy services
The number of Australians using commercial surrogacy in India has grown dramatically over the past five years.
Australian political leader criticizes US ‘politicization’ of abortion
The man tipped to be Australia’s next Prime Minister has criticized the US for making abortion a political issue.
Sterilization of disabled should be banned, says Australian report
Sterilization of intellectually disabled people should be banned unless they can consent, an Australian Senate Committee has recommended.
Australian academics campaign against Chinese transplant chief
A fierce campaign is being carried out in Australia to strip Chinese doctor Huang Jiefu of his honorary professorship at Sydney University. Dr. Jiefu, who was Vice-minister for Health in China for 12 years, authorized the forced removal of organs from thousands of executed Chinese prisoners.
Al-Jazeera examines Australia’s tussle with euthanasia
This 25-minute documentary by Al-Jazeera presents a balanced view of the campaign for euthanasia in Australia. No presentation will satisfy everyone, but this one, "Licence to Kill", presents articulate folk on both sides of the question. Definitely worthwhile.
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