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Adoption Amendment Bill 1998

Bill No. 44
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to give effect, through Western Australian legislation, to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption and to provide for the recognition of adoptions under bilateral agreements with prescribed overseas jurisdictions. The Bill will provide appropriate safeguards and opportunities for those children for whom intercountry adoption is the only means of finding a family. At the same time, the Bill ensures the continuity of State law and rights in relation to adoption matters.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 13 Apr 1999 as Act No. 7 of 1999. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 11/25/1998  
First Reading 11/25/1998  
Second Reading 11/26/1998  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 12/03/1998  
Consideration in Detail 12/03/1998  
Third Reading 12/03/1998  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 12/03/1998 2 
Second Reading 12/03/1998  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/23/1999  
Third Reading 03/23/1999  

1. Part 2 comes into operation on the day on which the Hague Convention enters into force in respect of Australia or the day on which the Act receives Royal Assent, as fixed by proclamation. Part 3 proclaimed on 15 September 1999.
2. Explanatory notes provided.