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Adoption of Children Act Amendment Act 1979 (1979 - 1994)

Amending Act

This act with the full title "An Act to amend the Adoption of Children Act 1964-1978 in certain particulars" (Act no.22/1979) amends the Adoption of Children Act 1964 including its own amendments made up to and including 1978. This amendment discusses the requirement for communication and disclosure of information between the Queensland Government and countries from which children are being adopted. For example if a child where being adopted by a family in Queensland from the UK, the UK and Queensland Government would be required to share information about the adoption. The amendment also changes the conditions for consent for adoption. In the amendment parents or others are not required to give consent for an adoption to occur in certain circumstances. These conditions of consent are also changed from applying to people under 21 years of age to people under 18 years of age. This amendment was repealed by Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No.2) 1994 (Act No.87) on 1 December 1994.

Related Concepts

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: Elizabeth Daniels