Human Interest

EXCLUSIVE WA’s first surrogate mum hands baby to sister

A proud Perth couple are celebrating the delivery of their healthy son, the first baby born under WA’s surrogacy laws. Mum Katie and husband Jesse were pinching themselves after their “miracle” baby, Lincoln, was born last week weighing 4.98kg. Read more.

EXCLUSIVE Sister gives gift of life as first surrogate mum

In five months, Laura will deliver her sister Katie the most precious gift of  all. The Perth women have entered into one of the first surrogacy arrangements in WA, a process which they say has been demanding and stressful but has strengthened their sisterly bond. Katie, 33, has two children with husband Jesse. But the relief teacher has multiple sclerosis and, although her prognosis is positive, she was warned another pregnancy would affect her health. Read more.

Scarred ex-wife’s fury at jail term

A woman who feared for her life when her estranged husband repeatedly stabbed her in the face, scalp, neck, arms and body with a serrated kitchen knife says WA’s justice system is failing victims of domestic violence. Read more.