Inquiry into past forced adoptive policies and practices
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Inquiry into past forced adoptive policies and practices



Some names have been omitted from submissions. This is to protect the privacy of the submitter, the privacy of other individuals, or because the committee considered that the identity of individuals was not relevant to its terms of reference.

Please note that some submissions contain sensitive content. Reader discretion is advised.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
001Private Citizen received on 23 Feb 2023
001BPrivate Citizen received on 27 Oct 2023
002Private Citizen received on 23 Feb 2023
003Wendy Hebron received on 24 Feb 2023
004Private Citizen received on 23 Feb 2023
005Private Citizen received on 9 May 2023
006Judith Hendriksen received on 28 Feb 2023
007Lesley Horn received on 6 May 2023
008Stephen Marshall received on 8 Mar 2023
011Sharon Pendreigh received on 13 Mar 2023
012Merle Davis received on 15 Mar 2023
013Annette Farinosi received on 15 Mar 2023
014Leilani Hannah received on 16 Mar 2023
015Suzanne Maynard received on 18 Mar 2023
016Crib Mates received on 27 Mar 2023
017Private Citizen received on 27 Mar 2023
021Private Citizen received on 3 Apr 2023
022Glennys Fragomeni received on 7 Apr 2023
023Margaret Nonas received on 8 Apr 2023
024Katrina Farrelly received on 11 Apr 2023
026Lisa Bodley received on 23 Feb 2023
027Jacqueline Villanova received on 17 Apr 2023
028Lyn Kinghorn received on 17 Apr 2023
031Michael Grenfell received on 12 May 2023
032Michael Hickey received on 17 May 2023
034Jane Dicks received on 23 May 2023
035Private Citizen received on 26 May 2023
036Mental Health Commission received on 30 May 2023
037Helen Margot Murphy received on 31 May 2023
038Amanda McLennan received on 2 Jun 2023
040Margaret Van Keppel received on 5 Jun 2023
041Private Citizen received on 5 Jun 2023
042Teresa Tholstrup received on 5 Jun 2023
043Private Citizen received on 6 Jun 2023
044Denise Jensen received on 7 Jun 2023
046Private Citizen received on 8 Jun 2023
047Vicki Hawley received on 8 Jun 2023
048Raymond Charles De Jong received on 9 Jun 2023
049Ngala received on 9 Jun 2023
050Maryla Rowcroft received on 9 Jun 2023
051Relationships Australia received on 9 Jun 2023
051ARelationships Australia received on 9 Nov 2023
052Cheryl Feeney received on 12 Jun 2023
053DES Action NSW received on 12 Jun 2023
054AKavita Forman received on 22 Aug 2023
055June Smith received on 13 Jun 2023
056Susanne Cutten received on 14 Jun 2023
057Private Citizen received on 14 Jun 2023
058Andrea Fewster received on 14 Jun 2023
058AAndrea Fewster received on 11 Sep 2023
059Sue MacDonald received on 14 Jun 2023
061Michael Hawley received on 14 Jun 2023
062Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea received on 14 Jun 2023
063Danae Witherow received on 14 Jun 2023
065Private Citizen received on 14 Jun 2023
066Private Citizen received on 14 Jun 2023
067Helen Russell received on 14 Jun 2023
068Shannon Quinlan received on 15 Jun 2023
069Department of Health received on 15 Jun 2023
070Private Citizen received on 15 Jun 2023
071Gaye McPhie received on 15 Jun 2023
072Christine Cole received on 15 Jun 2023
073Kathleen Maczkowiack received on 15 Jun 2023
074Private Citizen received on 15 Jun 2023
076Private Citizen received on 16 Jun 2023
077Josephine Wilson received on 16 Jun 2023
078Ian Pownall received on 16 Jun 2023
079Jane Dent received on 16 Jun 2023
081Barbara Maison received on 16 Jun 2023
081ABarbara Maison received on 9 Nov 2023
081BBarbara Maison received on 26 Mar 2024
082Carmen Burdett received on 9 Oct 2023
084Adoption Jigsaw received on 16 Jun 2023
091Australian Psychological Society received on 16 Jun 2023
092Private Citizen received on 16 Jun 2023
093Maree Pryce received on 16 Jun 2023
094Christine Kershaw received on 16 Jun 2023
095Judy McHutchison received on 16 Jun 2023
096Private Citizen (This submission contains sensitive content: reader discretion is advised) received on 16 Jun 2023
097Private Citizen received on 16 Jun 2023
098Private Citizen received on 16 Jun 2023
100Margaret Wellstead received on 16 Jun 2023
101ARMS (Vic) received on 19 Jun 2023
102Private Citizen received on 19 Jun 2023
104Private Citizen received on 20 Jun 2023
106Department of Communities received on 20 Jun 2023
106ADepartment of Communities received on 11 Apr 2024
107Cindy Stahl received on 20 Jun 2023
108Marilyn Rulyancich received on 21 Jun 2023
110Jennifer McRae received on 21 Jun 2023
112Abraham Maddison received on 27 Jun 2023
113Adoption Research and Counselling Service WA (ARCS) received on 27 Jun 2023
114Private Citizen received on 5 Jul 2023
119Kimmi Overend received on 26 Jul 2023
125Peter Capomolla Moore received on 31 Jul 2023
127Slater and Gordon received on 1 Aug 2023
128Adoptee Rights Australia received on 1 Aug 2023
130Bob Peters received on 7 Aug 2023
131Private Citizen received on 8 Aug 2023
133Origins SPSA received on 14 Aug 2023
133AOrigins SPSA received on 24 Aug 2023
133BOrigins SPSA NSW received on 11 Oct 2023
135Elizabeth Brew received on 22 Aug 2023
135BElizabeth Brew received on 5 Sep 2023
136Antonietta (Toni) Sanfilippo received on 1 Sep 2023
137Australian Association of Social Workers received on 1 Sep 2023
138Matt Marchment received on 5 Sep 2023
139Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists received on 7 Sep 2023
141The Salvation Army received on 15 Sep 2023
141AThe Salvation Army received on 21 Sep 2023
141BThe Salvation Army received on 21 Sep 2023
142Bev Dixon received on 22 Sep 2023
143Gordon Hall received on 28 Sep 2023
144Glenda Gittings received on 5 Oct 2023
145Department of Justice received on 5 Oct 2023
147Alison Ingram received on 26 Oct 2023
148Private Citizen received on 9 Nov 2023
148APrivate Citizen received on 1 Dec 2023
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms, Level 1, 2 Parliament Place, West Perth

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Live broadcast available from 9:45:00 AM on 12 Jun 2024

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastVideo
18 Sep 202309:30 AMDepartment of CommunitiesYes Video for Department of Communities  
18 Sep 202310:30 AMJigsaw WAYes Video for Jigsaw WA  
09 Oct 202311:30 AMNorth Metropolitan Health ServiceYes Video for North Metro Health Service  
09 Oct 202301:00 PMARCSYes Video for ARCS  
09 Oct 202302:15 PMSisters of MercyYes Video for Sisters of Mercy  
09 Oct 202303:30 PMSalvation ArmyYes Video for the Salvation Army  
26 Oct 202309:00 AMNgalaYes Video for Ngala  
12 Jun 202409:45 AMLevel 2, 2 Parliament PlaceTuart PlaceYes  
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Department of Communities on 18 Sep 2023
Evidence by.. Jigsaw WA on 18 Sep 2023
Evidence by.. North Metropolitan Health Service on 9 Oct 2023
Evidence by.. Sisters of Mercy on 9 Oct 2023
Evidence by.. Salvation Army on 9 Oct 2023
Evidence by.. Adoption Research and Counselling Service (ARCS) on 9 Oct 2023
Evidence by.. Ngala on 26 Oct 2023
Related Reports:
Report No Title Date tabled Related documents
61 Terms of reference: Inquiry into past forced adoptive policies and practices 22 Feb 2023