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Adoption Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2002

Bill No. 137
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to give effect to the recommendations of the 1997 review of the Adoption Act 1994. The basis for the amendments are grounded in the principle that Adoption is a service for children. The Bill furthers the conceptual change that occurred in 1995, which introduced open adoption amongst the three main parties to adoption - the adoptee, the adoptive parents and the birth parents. The Bill also introduces addtional amendments that are related to administrative matters. These amendments will improve the operation of the Act.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 1 Apr 2003 as Act No. 8 of 2003. 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 08/14/2002  
First Reading 08/14/2002  
Second Reading 08/14/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 10/16/2002  
Consideration in Detail 11/13/2002  
Amendments adopted 11/26/2002  
Third Reading 11/27/2002  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 12/03/2002  
Second Reading 12/03/2002  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/13/2003  
Committee of the whole 03/13/2003  
Amendments adopted 03/13/2003  
Third Reading 03/13/2003  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  03/18/2003  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  03/20/2003