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South Australia - Legislation
Adoption Act 1988 (1989 - )
- Principal Act
The Adoption Act 1988 (Act No. 90/1988) was assented to on 1 December 1988 and commenced on 17 August 1989. Its long title is 'An Act to provide for the adoption of children; to repeal the Adoption of Children Act, 1967; to amend the Children's Protection and Young Offenders Act, 1979; and for other purposes'. It introduced the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle and recognised traditional Aboriginal marriages for the purpose of adoption.
- 'Guideline - provision of adoption information and the exercise of the Chief Executive's discretion under section 27(5) of the Adoption Act 1988', in Department for Child Protection, South Australian Government, 2018, https://www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/107101/provision-adoption-information.pdf. Details
- 'Adoption (Review) Amendment Act 2016', in Department for Child Protection, South Australian Government, 2018, https://www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/adoption/changes-to-the-adoption-act. Details
- To Remove and Protect, South Australian Legislation, AIATSIS, 2009, http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/remove-and-protect/south-australia. Details
- Adoption Act 1988
Sources used to compile this entry: To Remove and Protect, South Australian Legislation, AIATSIS, 2009, http://aiatsis.gov.au/collections/collections-online/digitised-collections/remove-and-protect/south-australia;
Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - South Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing, Christine Moje
Created: 21 February 2011, Last modified: 16 January 2023