Second Annual LGBTI Legal & Regulatory Conference
Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 May 2018
InterContinental Melbourne the Rialto Hotel, Melbourne
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The last twelve months have seen a number of considerable developments for the LGBTI community. From the practicalities of marriage equality to navigating complex surrogacy arrangements, it’s never been more important for advisors in this space to be across the issues.  In our second annual LGBTI conference, we reflect on the key legal and regulatory challenges affecting the community, including discrimination in sport, religious freedoms and parenting disputes.

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Relationships and Family

  • Keynote: From Postal Survey to Yes
  • Unpacking the Legal Complexities of Surrogacy Arrangements
  • Sperm and Egg Donation Agreements
  • Same-sex Parents, Parentage and Child Support:  When the Battle Lines are Drawn

Trans and Intersex Issues

  • Stage Two Treatment and Trans Teens: An End to Court Interference
  • Intersex Infants: Legal Rights and Ethical Boundaries

Wednesday 30 May 2018

Discrimination and Equality Issues

  • Religious Organisations, Religious Freedom and Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • LGBTI Athletes: Tackling Discrimination in Sport Head On
  • Sistergirls and Brotherboys – The Unique Legal Challenges Facing Australia’s Indigenous Trans Community

Estate Planning and Elder Issues

  • Estate Planning for Same-Sex Families
  • A Grey Rainbow – Common Issues in the Elder LGBTI Community

Anna Brown, Director of Legal Advocacy, Human Rights Law Centre, Melbourne

Stephen Page, Partner, Harrington Family Lawyers, Brisbane

Sarah Jefford, Principal, Gaffney Law, Batman, Vic

Rebecca Dahl, Senior Associate, Nicholes Family Lawyers, Melbourne

Associate Professor Michelle Telfer MBBS (Hons) FRACP, Paediatrician, Head of Department - Department of Adolescent Medicine, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne

Timothy Nicholls, Senior Lawyer, Dowson Turco Lawyers, Sydney

Aileen Kennedy, LLB Awards Coordinator, Lecturer, School of Law, University of New England, Armidale, NSW

Aimee Cooper, Program Manager, Equality Law Program, Victoria Legal Aid, Civil Justice, Melbourne

Jason Ball, 2017 Victorian Young Australian of the Year

Dr Stephen Kerry, Lecturer in Sociology, College of Indigenous Futures, Arts, and Society, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory

Scott Hay-Bartlem, Partner, Cooper Grace Lawyers, Brisbane

Dr Catherine Barrett, Director, Celebrate Ageing, Melbourne


Fantastic, diverse range of speakers and topics on what I consider to be the most important legal issues facing the LGBTI community. Learnt a lot.

Really interesting, enjoyed the adoption and surrogacy topics - learned something new. Family law topics were more relevant to me. Great work organising.

Well chosen topics addressing current legal and rights issues facing LGBTI communities.

Relevance of topics was great.

The quality of TEN is always top class.


If you register and pay by 13 April 2018 you will pay only $1760 – a saving of $275 off the full price conference registration fee of $2035.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
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 Price:   $1,760.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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