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Adoption of Children Act 1994 (1994 - )

  • Adoption of Children Act 1994

    Adoption of Children Act 1994
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1994
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Principal Act

The Adoption of Children Act 1994 repealed the Adoption of Children Ordinance 1964.
In accordance with the Community Welfare Act 1983, the Adoption Act 1994 included the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle. This act also recognised traditional Aboriginal marriages in relation to adoption.

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In the Regulations under the Adoption of Children Act, dated 29 April 1994, a form was provided for a relinquishing parent to record his or her wishes regarding the suitability of adoptive parents, access to the child and in relation to giving or receiving information about the child.

Timeline

 1935 - 1951 Adoption of Children Ordinance 1935
       1951 - 1967 Adoption of Children Ordinance 1949
             1967 - 1994 Adoption of Children Ordinance 1964
                   1994 - Adoption of Children Act 1994

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Adoption of Children Regulations 1994
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Adoption of Children Regulations 1994
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Date
1994

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Adoption of Children Act 1994
Title
Adoption of Children Act 1994
Type
Document
Date
1994

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Sources used to compile this entry: 'Northern Territory: Legislation', in To remove and protect: laws that changed Aboriginal lives, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2008, http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/remove-and-protect/northern-territory; Adoption of Children Act 1994 [Document]; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Northern Territory Legislation', 1 February 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Anna Trengove