From Alice and Evelyn to Isabella: Exploring the Narratives and Norms of "New" Surrogacy in Australia

Griffith University
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Griffith Law Review, 2012, 2009, 21 (1), pp. 101 - 136
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This article interrogates the role of discourse and narrative in shaping the recent wave of reforms to surrogacy law and policy around Australia. In particular I examine two sites of dialogue, parliamentary debate and media representations, where surrogacy has been dramatically reframed in order to justify a new era of regulation. I argue that the themes that have emerged through these recent reform dialogues contribute to the reshaping of contemporary understandings of surrogacy and of non-traditional family formation more broadly.
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