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Queensland - Legislation

Adoption Act 2009 (2009 - )

Principal Act

The Adoption Act 2009 repealed the Adoption of Children Act 1964. The Act provides for the adoption of children in Queensland, and for access to information about parties to adoptions in Queensland, in a way that: promotes the wellbeing and best interests of adopted persons throughout their lives; and supports efficient and accountable practice in the delivery of adoption services; and complies with Australia's obligations under the Hague convention. This act has the full title "An Act to make provision about the adoption of children and to make related amendments of the Adoption of Children Act 1964, the Births, deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 and the Child Protection Act 1999 and to make consequential amendments of other Acts as stated in schedule 2" (Act no. 29/2009) and as of November 2014 was still current.


 1936 - 1965 Adoption of Children Act 1935
       1965 - 2010 Adoption of Children Act 1964
             2009 - Adoption Act 2009

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Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Queensland Legislation', 4 April 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth