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VARTA launches online gallery

December 2015

VARTA is excited to announce that its 'Donor conception: towards openness' exhibition, held at Melbourne's City Library Gallery in June, has now been permanently housed on the VARTA website.

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VARTA launches online gallery

Hope, hype or reality: can we make eggs or sperm from stem cells?

December 2015

Leading researchers and reproductive specialists discussed current research into whether we can create human sperm and eggs from stem cells and what this could mean for assisted reproductive laboratories and clinical practice in the future at the 2015 Twilight Seminar: Hope, hype or reality: can we make eggs or sperm from stem cells?

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Hope, hype or reality: can we make eggs or sperm from stem cells?

Commonwealth parliamentary inquiry into surrogacy announced

December 2015

Attorney General George Brandis has announced a Commonwealth parliamentary inquiry into surrogacy, to be conducted by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs.

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Commonwealth parliamentary inquiry into surrogacy announced

New donor conception legislation tabled in Victorian Parliament

November 2015

Following its election commitment to amend donor conception laws, the Victorian Government this week tabled a Bill in parliament with proposed changes to the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008. The key elements of this Bill include:

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New donor conception legislation tabled in Victorian Parliament