Government Reports

Commonwealth

Parliament of Australia: Royal Commission on Human Relationships, Transcript of proceedings, The Commission, Sydney, 1974−76.

Parliament of Australia: Royal Commission on Human Relationships, Interim Report 30th January 1976, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1976

Parliament of Australia: Royal Commission on Human Relationships, Final Report, Volumes 1−7, (Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1977)

Parliament of Australia: Joint Standing Committee on Treaties. Report 17: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1997. http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=jsct/reports/report17/rept17contents.htm

Parliament of Australia: Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Lost Innocents: Righting the Record—Report on child migration, August 2001, (Commonwealth of Australia 2001) http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/completed_inquiries/1999-02/child_migrat/index.htm

Parliament of Australia: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Human and Family Services, Overseas Adoption in Australia: Report of the Inquiry into Adoption of Children from Overseas, November 2005.  http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=fhs/./adoption/report.htm  

Parliament of Australia: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Human and Family Services, Inquiry into the Impact of Illicit Drug Use on Families, September 2007. http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=fhs/././illicitdrugs/index.htm  

Parliament of Australia: Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Forgotten Australians: A report on Australians who experienced institutional or out-of-home care as children, August 2004, (Commonwealth of Australia 2004) http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/completed_inquiries/2004-07/inst_care/index.htm

Parliament of Australia: Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Inquiry into the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Lost Innocents and Forgotten Australians Reports, June 2009. http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/completed_inquiries/2008-10/recs_lost_innocents_forgotten_aust_rpts/index.htm

Parliament of Australia: Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Commonwealth Contribution to former forced adoption policies and practices, February 2012. http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/completed_inquiries/2010-13/comm_contrib_former_forced_adoption/index.htm

Australian Human Rights Commission, Bringing Them Home: Report of the National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, April 1997. www.hreoc.gov.au/pdf/social_justice/bringing_them_home_report.pdf

Australian Human Rights Commission, Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Final Report (2007) (Australian Human Rights Commission, 2007) http://www.humanrights.gov.au/human_rights/samesex/report/index.html

Australian Government: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2010. Impact of past adoption practices: Summary of key issues from Australian research. A report to the Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs by the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne: AIFS. http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/our-responsibilities/families-and-children/publications-articles/impact-of-past-adoption-practices-summary-of-key-issues-from-australian-research

Australian Government: Australian Institute of Family Studies. Kenny, P., Higgins, D., Soloff, C., Sweid, R. 2012. Past adoption experiences: National Research Study on the Service Response to Past Adoption Practices (AIFS Research Report 21, 2012) Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Adoptions Australia. Annual collection of adoption statistics, 1990. From 1997−98 these reports have been online at http://www.aihw.gov.au/adoptions-publications/

Australian Bureau of Statistics, WELSTAT (Australia), 1982−. Adoptions, Australia. Canberra: ABS.

Joint Committee on Inter-country Adoption, September 1986. Report to the Council of Social Welfare Ministers and the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs of the Joint Committee on Intercountry Adoption together with the Ministerial Response to the Report [the so-called national guidelines] [Canberra?: The Committee].

Commonwealth of Australia, 2006. Commonwealth Government Response [to the] House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Human Services’ Report Overseas Adoption in Australia. Canberra [online].

Commonwealth of Australia: Commonwealth-State Agreement for the continued operation of Australia’s intercountry adoption program (1998), renegotiated 2008. http://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/IntercountryAdoption/Documents/Program.pdf

 

States and Territories

ACT

Australia. Human Rights Commission, November 1986. Review of the A.C.T. Adoption of Children Ordinance, 1965. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/14642029

Australian Capital Territory. Adoption of Children Ordinance Review Committee, 1987. A.C.T. Adoption Legislation and Practice – Report of the Review Committee, [Canberra: The Committee]. http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/21773930

Australian Capital Territory: Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services, May 2006. A Better System for Children Without Parents to Care for Them: Discussion Paper on the Adoption Act 1993.  Canberra: Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services. http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/42273143

New South Wales

Parliament of New South Wales, Review of Adoption Policy and Practice Committee, December 1984. Review of Adoption Policy and Practice. [Sydney] N.S.W. : Govt. Printer, 1985. http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/21592086

Parliament of New South Wales: Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues, December 2000. Releasing the Past: Adoption Practices 1950−1998. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/committee.nsf/0/56e4e53dfa16a023ca256cfd002a63bc/%24FILE/Report.PDF

Government of New South Wales: Law Reform Commission, Report 69 (1992): Review of the Adoption Information Act 1990 http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc.nsf/pages/r69toc

Government of New South Wales: Law Reform Commission, Issues Paper 9 (1993): Review of the Adoption of Children Act 1965 (NSW), http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc.nsf/pages/IP9TOC

Government of New South Wales: Law Reform Commission, Report 69 (1992). Review of the Adoption Information Act 1990. http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc.nsf/pages/R81TOC

Government of New South Wales: Law Reform Commission, Research Report 6 (1997). Gray, C. Intercountry Adoption and Parent Support Groups, http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc.nsf/pages/RR6TOC

Government of New South Wales: Law Reform Commission, Research Report 7 (1997). Lock, J. The Aboriginal Child Placement Principle, http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lrc.nsf/pages/rr7toc

Government of New South Wales: Department of Child Welfare and Social Welfare, 1967. Adoption Services in New South Wales: Proceedings of a Seminar held on Friday, 3rd February, 1967.Sydney. http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/9955804

Government of New South Wales: Department of Youth and Community Services, NSW, 1985. Adoption, Options for Reform. [Sydney, N.S.W.]: Government Printer.

New South Wales, Adoption Legislation Review Committee, 1976. Adoption Legislation: Report of the Review Committee. Sydney.

Parliament of New South Wales: Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues, 1989. (Iwanek, M.) Accessing Adoption Information. [Sydney]: The Council.

Government of New South Wales: Department of Youth and Community Services, 1985. Adoption: Options for Reform. Sydney: Government Printer.

Government of New South Wales: Department of Community Services, 2004. Intercountry Adoptions: A Reform Proposal for NSW [electronic resource]. Ashfield, NSW: Department of Community Services.

Northern Territory

Government of the Northern Territory: Department of Health and Community Services, [1987?]. Discussion Paper, NT Adoption of Children Act Review, 1989. [Darwin] : Dept. of Health and Community Services, [1987?]

Queensland

Government of Queensland: Department of Family and Community Services, 1995. Protective Services and Juvenile Justice: Statistical Information: Concepts and Definitions. Brisbane: Department of Family and Community Services, Statistical Services Branch.

Government of Queensland: Department of Families, [2002]. Adoption Legislation Review. Brisbane: Department of Families. http://www.communities.qld.gov.au/resources/childsafety/about-us/legislation/consult-paper.pdf

South Australia

Government of South Australia: Department of Community Welfare, November 1986. Adoption Policy and practice in South Australia – Report of the Review Committee. [Adelaide: Dept. for Community Welfare?]

Government of South Australia: Department for Families and Communities, Children Youth and Family Services, 2005. Review of Post-Adoption Support Services in South Australia. Adelaide: Department for Families and Communities.

Government of South Australia: [Department for Family and Community Services?]: Review Committee of the Adoption Act 1988, 1994. Review of the Adoption Act 1988, South Australia. Adelaide: [Department for Family and Community Services?].

[Australia]: National Bioethics Consultative Committee, 1989. Access to Information: An Analogy Between Adoption and the Use of Gamete Donation. Adelaide: National Bioethics Consultative Committee.

[Australia]: National Bioethics Consultative Committee, 1990. Discussion Paper on Surrogacy 2: Implementation. Progress report prepared for the Australian Health Ministers’ Conference. Adelaide: National Bioethics Consultative Committee.

Tasmania

Bayes, H. April 1993. ‘Intercountry Adoption in Tasmania’. Report o the Ministerial Review of Intercountry Adoption.

Government of Tasmania: Department of Community and Health Services, 1996. Cunningham, Ann, Background Paper for the Minister of Community and Health Services on Issues Relating to Historical Adoption Practices in Tasmania. Hobart: Department of Community and Health Services.

Parliament of Tasmania, Joint Select Committee, 1999. Adoption and Related Services 1950−1988. http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/Ctee/reports/adopt.pdf.

Report of the Interdepartmental Committee on Adoption Legislation Review, October 1986.

Tasmania: Law Reform Institute, 2003. Adoption by Same Sex Couples. (Final reports nos. 2 [Claire Buxton] and 4 [Kate Warner]). Hobart: Tasmanian Law Reform Institute.

Ferguson, M., Fry, D., Powell, G., Smith, L. 2003. Adoption by Same Sex Couples: Final Report. Launceston: Tasmanian Family Institute.

Victoria

Australia: Social Welfare Commission, June 1975. Graeme Gregory, Simone Kyatt and Katharine Lancaster, Intercountry Adoption: Report to the Australian Government Social Welfare Commission on the progress, achievements and future of the Intercountry Adoption Sub-Committee of the Victorian Adoption Conference. Melbourne: The Sub-committee.   

Government of Victoria: Department of Community Welfare Services: Adoption Legislation Review Committee, 1983. [Davey, W. et al] Report. Melbourne: Victorian Government Printing Office, on behalf of the Dept. of Community Welfare Services.

Government of Victoria: Department of Human Services, 1997. Regulatory Impact Statement: Proposed Adoption Regulations 1997. Melbourne: Department of Human Services.

Government of Victoria: Department of Human Services, 2007. [Jaguar Consulting P/L], Regulatory Impact Statement: Adoption Regulations 2008. Melbourne: Department of Human Services. http://www.vcec.vic.gov.au/CA256EAF001C7B21/WebObj/AdoptionRegulations2008RIS/$File/Adoption%20Regulations%202008%20RIS.pdf

Government of Victoria: The Ombudsman, 1989. Report of the Investigation of Administrative Action Taken by the Department of Community Services Victoria in Relation to the Removal and Further Placement of an Inter-Country Adoptive Child, September 1989, Issue 71 of parliamentary papers. Melbourne: The Ombudsman.

Government of Victoria: Victorian Law Reform Commission, February 2007. Assisted Reproduction and Adoption: Final Report. Melbourne: The Commission. http://www.lawreform.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/ART%20%26%20Adoption%20Report%20FINAL.pdf

Parliament of Victoria: Legislative Assembly: Statute Law Revision Committee, 1978. , Report from the Statute Law Revision Committee upon Access to Information Concerning Adoptions together with Extracts from the Proceedings of the Committee and an Appendix, Parliamentary paper No 10 of 1978. Melbourne: Government Printer.

 [Victorian] Family and Children’s Services Council, October 1989. [Fogarty, Mr Justice J. F., K. Sanders and M. Webster] A Review of the Intercountry Adoption Service in Victoria. Melbourne: Family and Children’s Services Council.

[Victorian] Family and Children’s Services Council, 1991. [Fogarty, Mr Justice J. F.] The Inter-Country Adoption Service in Victoria: A Follow Up Review. Melbourne: Victorian Family and Children’s Services Council.

Western Australia

Government of W.A.: Department of Child Protection, December 2008. Consultation Paper: Permanency Planning in Western Australia .[Perth: The Department].  http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/Resources/Documents/Policies%20and%20Frameworks/Permanency%20Planning%20Consultation%20Paper%202008.pdf

Government of W.A.: Department for Community Services, February 1991. Adoption Legislation Review Committee, A new approach to adoption – Final Report. [Perth, W.A.: The Committee].

 Government of W.A.: Department for Family and Children’s Services, 1997. Legislation Review Committee, Adoption Legislative Review Adoption Act (1994): Final Report. Perth, WA: Department for Family and Children’s Services. http://www.aihw.gov.au/closingthegap/resources/item.cfm?item_id=1095&group_type=BB&group_id=1&q=&start=517

Parliament of Western Australia: Legislative Assembly: Select Committee into the Adoption of Children Amendment Bill 1983, 1984. [Barnett, M.], Report of the Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly appointed to enquire into the Adoption of Children Amendment Bill, 1983. Perth: The Committee.

Parliament of Western Australia: Legislative Council: Standing Committee on Legislation, September 1994. [Tomlinson, D.], Twenty-seventh report of the Standing Committee on Legislation in relation to the Adoption Act 1994. Perth: The Committee.

Parliament of Western Australia: Legislative Council: Standing Committee on Legislation, 2002. [Hon. Jon Ford], Report of the Standing Committee on Legislation in Relation to the Child Support (Adoption of Laws) Amendment Bill 2001. Perth: Legislative Council.

Parliament of Western Australia: Adoption Act Legislative Review Committee, May 2007. Review of the Adoption Act 1994. http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/publications/tabledpapers.nsf/displaypaper/3712727a9386bd8815181fdfc82572f800281183/$file/review+of+the+adoption+act+1994.pdf