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Question Without Notice No. 1395 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 November 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 22 November 2019

ADOPTION ACT — STATUTORY REVIEW

1395. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:

I refer to the minister's answer to my question without notice 1149 of 16 October 2019 about the government's response to the recommendations of the statutory review of the Adoption Act 1994.

(1) Have any of the non-legislative recommendations been actioned and completed?

(2) If yes to (1), which ones?

(3) Which are the three non-legislative recommendations nearest to completion?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Yes.

(2) Recommendation 26—the department should develop and document clear procedures for the recruitment of members for the Adoption Applications Committee.

(3) Recommendations 17, 20 and 24 are in the process of being drafted. It is anticipated they will be completed by 31 December 2019. In addition to these recommendations, recommendation 28 will be considered as part of the broader redevelopment of the Department of Communities website.