La Trobe Law School rated as “above world standard’ for research and impact

The Law School received excellent results in the Excellence in Research for Australia 2018 evaluation, published this month. This evaluation framework identifies excellence in research across Australia’s higher education institutions. For the first time La Trobe Law, received a ‘4’… Continue Reading

Donor Conception in today’s culture: what has changed?

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La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Fiona Kelly has co-authored a book chapter with Associate Professor Deborah Dempsey, titled “Transnational third-party assisted conception: pursuing the desire for ‘origins’ information in the Internet era” in Miranda Davies (ed.), Global Babies: Transnational… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly speaks at the Talking Justice Conference: “Are we doing enough to protect transgender children?”

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly was an invited speaker at the Talking Justice conference at the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo. In its the fourth year, Talking Justice brings together some of the country’s finest writers, lawyers, activists and commentators tackle some… Continue Reading

Recent Publications by Associate Professor Fiona Kelly

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Recently, La Trobe Law School’s Associate Professor Fiona Kelly published two academic articles entitled, “The family law implications of early contact between sperm donors and their donor offspring” and “The court process is slow but biology is fast’: Assessing the… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly mentioned in the Herald Sun

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La Trobe Law Associate Professor Fiona Kelly, appeared in The Herald Sun newspaper on 22 November 2016 in an article titled ‘Mothers’ rights always beat a donor’s‘. In the article, Associate Professor Fiona Kelly commented on how single mothers should… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly completes Legal Toolkit for parents of transgender children seeking hormone treatment

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In 2015, Associate Professor Fiona Kelly received a grant from the Victorian Law Foundation to create a Legal Toolkit for parents of transgender children seeking hormone treatment (often referred to as stage two treatment). Australia is the only country in… Continue Reading

Fiona Kelly Interviewed on ABC 774’s Evenings with Lindy Burns

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Last night, Dr Fiona Kelly, Associate Professor, La Trobe Law School, joined Lindy Burns on ABC 774’s Evenings with Lindy Burns to talk about Victoria’s new law that will retrospectively open anonymous sperm donor records. The law passed Parliament in February 2016 and will… Continue Reading

Law Week 2016: ‘Donor Conception: from Anonymity to Openness’: 19 May 2016

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An Insight into Donor Linking and the Law in Victoria La Trobe University will be co-hosting a Law Week Twilight Seminar with the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority on 19 May. The seminar will address Victoria’s new donor linking legislation… Continue Reading

Why Safe Schools is a necessity: “Safety at school is a very real issue for LGBTQIA students”

The Safe Schools Coalition has has been under fire in recent weeks, following assertions made by the likes of Senator Cory Bernardi and Lyle Shelton (Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby), who claim that Safe Schools pushed a sexual… Continue Reading

Associate Professor Fiona Kelly on Buzzfeed: “Someone Is Going To Die”: Meet The Trans Kids Fighting For The Right To Transition”

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On 6 March 2016, La Trobe Law School Associate Professor Dr Fiona Kelly was mentioned in an article posted on Buzzfeed news, titled “Someone Is Going To Die”: Meet The Trans Kids Fighting For The Right To Transition”. In the article, Fiona… Continue Reading