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Question Without Notice No. 1149 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 October 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

ADOPTION ACT — STATUTORY REVIEW

1149. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:

I refer to the statutory review of the Adoption Act 1994.

(1) Is the minister aware that the report on the review was tabled in November last year?

(2) If yes to (1), on which date did this occur?

(3) Is the minister aware that the review made 31 recommendations?

(4) Will the minister table the government's response to those recommendations?

(5) If no to (4), why not?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1)–(5) Yes, I am aware of the statutory review of the Adoption Act 1994 and the 31 recommendations as I tabled this in Parliament on 21 November 2018 in the Legislative Assembly and on 22 November 2018 in the Legislative Council. The government is considering the implementation of the legislative amendments required. The non-legislative recommendations are currently being progressed by the Department of Communities.