First Annual LGBTI Legal and Regulatory Conference

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May 2017
Stamford Plaza, Melbourne
Conference,Family Law,First Annual LGBTI Legal and Regulatory Conference

Australia’s legislative framework has come a long way when it comes to enshrining diversity. But, there is much more work that needs to be done.  It is vital now, more than ever, for legal practitioners to be across the ever-shifting landscape.

The conference examines a myriad of legal and regulatory LGBTI issues, including discrimination, end of life planning and commercial surrogacy.

Thursday 25 May 2017

Day 1 Chair:  Anna Brown, Director of Advocacy and Litigation, Human Rights Law Centre, Melbourne

Rights and Recognition

  • Same-sex Relationships, Spouses and Divorce: Where Are We At? - William Keough, Barrister and Solicitor, Lower Templestowe, Victoria
  • Birth Certificates, Passports and Gender Recognition: Complications for the LGBTI Community - Kristen Walker QC, Melbourne, and Elizabeth Bennett, Barrister, Victorian Bar, Melbourne
  • Special Medical Procedures for Transgender Teenagers - Dr Michelle Telfer MBBS (Hons) FRACP, Paediatrician, Honorary Fellow Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Acting Head of Dept of Adolescent Medicine - The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, and, Sally Nicholes, Partner, Nicholes Family Law, Melbourne
  • Intersex: Dealing With The Misconceptions and Surgical Interventions - Morgan Carpenter, Founder and President, Organisation Intersex International Australia, Newtown, NSW


  • Discrimination and Bullying in Schools: How it Affects the LGBTI Community - Jo Hirst, Melbourne Author – The Gender Fairy, and Matilda Alexander, Senior Lawyer, Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination, Legal Aid Queensland
  • Addressing Discrimination Issues in the Workplace for LGBTI Employees - Anthony Wood, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, Melbourne

Estate Planning

  • End of Life Planning for the LGBTI Community - Professor Colleen Cartwright, Principal Director, Cartwright Consulting Australia; Emeritus Professor, Southern Cross University, Miami, Qld

Friday 26 May 2017

Day 2 Chair:  The Honourable Nahum Mushin AM, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Clayton, Vic 

Family Law and Parenting Issues

  • Relationship Breakdown from a Family Law Perspective - David Barry, Legal Practitioner Director, Gordon and Barry Lawyers, Sydney
  • Another Closet: Domestic Violence in the LGBTI Community - Rebecca Dahl, Senior Associate, Nicholes Family Law, Melbourne
  • Equal Adoption Rights: Are We There Yet? - Ben Sayer, Partner, Sayer Jones, Melbourne

Surrogacy and ART

  • The Complications with International Surrogacy and Parenting Orders - Paul Boers, Principal, Boers Associates, Melbourne
  • Access to IVF, Reproductive Treatment and Stored Genetic Materials - Stephen Page, Partner, Harrington Family Lawyers, Brisbane

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