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.
Australian court rejects ‘wrongful birth’ claim
The concept of 'wrongful birth' has suffered another defeat, this time in Australia.
Australian think tank backs euthanasia
A new Australian think tank has issued a call for the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Australian Senate condemns organ trafficking in China
Lobbying by Falun Gong, a quasi-religious movement banned in China, has scored a public relations coup in Australia.
Suicide deaths rise in Australia after promotion of illegal drugs
More and more Australians are importing the illegal lethal drug pentobarbitone from overseas as a way of committing suicide.
The gamete market comes Down Under
An Australian fertility clinic, Monash IVF, has taken the radical step of importing eggs from the US, at a cost of A$19,000 per package.
Australians debate commercial surrogacy
Should Australia legalize commercial surrogacy?
Australia launches inquiry into forced sterilisation of disabled
Australia regards itself as a champion of human rights, but in 2011 the United Nations Human Rights Council has detected an abuse – the involuntary sterilisation of women and girls with disabilities
IVF young adults are well-adjusted and happy, say researchers
An Australian study has found that IVF-conceived children are just as well-adjusted and satisfied with life as naturally-conceived children.
Another “Doctor Death” in Queensland?
After the international publicity given to "Doctor Death", the last thing the Australian state of Queensland needs is bad publicity about bad doctors. However, the state government is investigating reports that a hospital doctor was responsible for several deaths.