Law and Law Reform

International

  • Degeling, J, 2003. ‘Inter-country adoption in international law: National report for Australia’. Colloque Sur L’Adoption Internationale En Droit Compare, Paris, 25-26 April, pp. 1-35.
  • Fletcher, B., 1991. ”Trans-Tasman’ family law: First impressions of a New Zealand family solicitor practising in Australia’. New Zealand Law Journal September: 300-304.
  • Lurvey, I. H., Rutkin, A.H., 1993. ‘First World Congress on family law and children’s rights’. Family Advocate 15 (4): 14-16.
  • Bates, F., 1989. ‘The children of Mansoul: Adopted children and natural parents: some comparative developments’.Australian Law Journal 63 (5): 314-326.
  • Bolland, R., Stepan, J, eds., 1988. Annual Review of Population Law, 1985: volume 12. New York: United Nations Population Fund.
  • Palacios, J., Amoros, P., 2006. ‘Recent changes in adoption and fostering in Spain’. British Journal of Social Work 36: 921-935.
  • Convention on Inter-Country Adoptions, 1993. Australian Journal of Family Law 7 (3): 187-190.

National

  • Australian Journal of Family Law, 1991. ‘Adoption Information Act 1990′. Australian Journal of Family Law 5 (2): 99-102.
  • Ball, C., 2002. ‘Regulating inclusivity: Reforming adoption law for the 21st century’. Child and Family Social Work 7: 285-296.
  • Bailey-Harris, R., 1986. ‘Re F and the jurisdiction of the Family Court in Australia’. Australian Law Journal 60, December: 659-667.
  • Commonwealth Law Journal, 1990. ‘Adoption Information Act 1990: Review’. Commonwealth Law Bulletin 19 (3) July: 1048-1050.
  • Commonwealth Law Journal, 1990. ‘Adoption of Children Act 1965: Review’. Commonwealth Law Journal 19 (3) July: 1047-1048.
  • Finlay, H., 1988. ‘Constitutional law – family law – interaction between the Federal exercise of the marriage power and State power over adoption – suggested supremacy of marriage power’. Australian Law Journal 62 (5): 392-394.
  • Jessep, O., Chisholm, R., 1992. ‘Step-parent adoptions and the Family Law Act’. Australian Journal of Family Law 6 (2): 179-187.
  • Turner, N., 1995. ‘Adoption or anti-adoption: Time for a national review of Australian law’. James Cook University Law Review (2): 43-81.
  • Williams, Daryl, 1996. Family Law: Future Directions, National Press Club Address, 15 October, pp. 1-25

ACT

  • Hale, S., 1993, Adoption Information Act, in Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory Gazette, (143) February, pp. 47-48.
  • Hale, S., 1992, Commission recommends maintenance of open approach to adoption: some modifications warranted’, in Law Society Journal, 30 (11) December, p. 48.
  • Wallace, Meg, 1994, Substitute parent agreements in the ACT, in Canberra Law Review, 1(1) November, pp. 148-152.

New South Wales

  • Anderson, M., 1997. Adoption Laws in New South Wales. Sydney: LAAMS Publications.
  • Australian Journal of Family Law, 1993. ‘Adoption Information: Review of NSW Act’. Australian Journal of Family Law7 (1) April: 1-2.
  • Chisholm, Richard, 1997. ‘Review of the Adoption of Children Act, 1965 (NSW)’. Australian Journal of Family Law 11 (2) July: 131-132.
  • Chisholm, R., 1980. ‘End of uniformity: New adoption laws for NSW’. Legal Service Bulletin 5 (2) April: 49-51.
  • College of Law (Sydney, NSW), 1988. The New Law of Adoptions: Being Papers Presented by the Continuing Legal Education Department of the College of Law on Friday, 25 March 1988. Sydney: CLE Department of the College of Law.
  • Hambly, D., Chart, J., 1980. ‘The Adoption of Children (amendment) Act 1980 (N.S.W.)’. Australian Current LawSeptember: AT 39 – AT 42.
  • Hambly, D; Chart, J, 1980. ‘An adoption tribunal for New South Wales’. Australian Current Law July: AT 29 – AT 31.
  • Law Reform Commission, 1993. Review of the Adoption of Children Act 1965 (NSW). Sydney: New South Wales Law Reform Commission.
  • Law Reform Commission, 1994. Review of the Adoption of Children Act 1965 (NSW). Sydney: New South Wales Law Reform Commission.
  • Law Reform Commission, 1997. Review of the Adoption of Children Act 1965, New South Wales. Law Reform Commission.  Sydney: New South Wales Law Reform Commission.
  • Lock, J.A., 1997. The Aboriginal Child Placement Principle. Paper prepared by Jennifer Ann Lock for the New South Wales Law Reform Commission. Sydney: New South Wales Law Reform Commission.
  • Marshall, A., 1987. Adoption, the Challenge of Change. Report Prepared for the NSW Catholic Social Welfare Committee. Sydney: New South Wales Catholic Social Welfare Committee.
  • New South Wales Law Reform Commission, 1992. Review of the Adoption Information Act 1990. Sydney: New South Wales Law Reform Commission.
  • New South Wales Law Reform Commission, 1965. Review of the Adoption of Children Act, Sydney: New South Wales Law Reform Commission.
  • Litherland, J.C., 1940. The Law Relating to Child Welfare Affiliation and Adoptions (Child Welfare Act 1939) with Annotations, Regulations and Forms made under the Child Welfare Act, 1939, and Rules and Forms made by the Supreme Court of NSW for use in Adoption Proceedings. Sydney: Law Book Co of Australasia.
  • Otlawski, M., 1998. ‘Casenotes: NSW Supreme Court approves adoption of child born under surrogacy arrangement: W: Re adoption’. Current Family Law 4 (6) December: 270-273.
  • Standing Committee of Social Welfare Administrators, 1983. Aboriginal Fostering and Adoption: Review of State and Territory Principles, Policies and Practices. Sydney: Government Printer.
  • Smith, D., 1995. The Law of Adoptions. Paper presented to the Continuing Legal Education Department of the College of Law, Saturday 6 November, Gold Coast, Qld. Updated for presentation on Wednesday 31st May 1995 in Newcastle. Sydney: The Department.
  • Smith, D., 1994. Developments in the Law of Adoptions: Papers presented for the Continuing Legal Education Department of the College of Law on Friday 18th November 1994. Sydney: Continuing Legal Education Department, College of Law.
  • Tupman, R., 1992. Family Law Applications Children: Children Outside the Family Court Jurisdiction. Paper presented by the Continuing Legal Education Department of the College of Law, Saturday, 30 November 1991 and Saturday, 28 November, 1992. Sydney: CLE Department of the College of Law.
  • Turner, N.J., 1993. ‘Review of the Adoption Information Act 1990 (NSW), July 1992. New South Wales Law Reform Commission Report No 69′. Monash University Law Review 19 (2): 343-354.
  • Starke, J.G., 1991. ‘The New South Wales Adoption Information Act, 1990′. Australian Law Journal 65 (7) July: 371-372.
  • Gray, C., 1997. ‘Intercountry adoption and parent support group’. Sydney: New South Wales Law Reform Commission.
  • CLE Dept. of the College of Law, 1988. The New law of Adoption: Being Papers Presented by the Continuing Legal Education Department of the College of Law on Friday, 25 March, 1988. Sydney: CLE Dept. of the College of Law.
  • CLE Dept. of the College of Law, 1991. The New Adoption Legislation: Being Papers Presented by the Continuing Legal Education Department of the College of Law on Friday 5 April 1991 at the Masonic Centre. Sydney: The College.
  • Smith, D., 1995. The Law of Adoptions: A Paper Presented for the Continuing Legal Education Department of the College of Law on Saturday 6th November on the Gold Coast and updated for presentation on 31 May, 1995. Sydney: The Department.
  • Smith, D., 1991. The New Adoption Process: Being a Paper Originally Presented by the Continuing Legal Education Department of the College of Law on Friday 25 March 1988 and substantially updated for presentation on Friday 5 April 1991. Sydney: College of Law.
  • Law Society, 1982. ‘Foreign orders of adoption’. Law Society Journal 20 (5) June: 357. [Brief note that s.46 (2) b of the Adoption of Children Act 1965 has been repealed]
  • Squire, M., 1991. ‘Adoption information and the question of privacy’. Law Society Journal 29 (7) August: 69-72.
  • Australian Law Reform Commission, 1990. ‘New adoption law: The response to social change’. Reform 59 July: 136-138.

Queensland

  • Volard, J., 1983, Access to Information: An Issue of Adoption Legislation in Queensland, Legal Service Bulletin, 8 (1), pp. 37-38.
  • Volard, J., 1982, Framing adoption legislation in Queensland: Children with special needs’, Legal Services Bulletin, 7 (5) October, pp. 246-247.

Tasmania

  • Otlawski, M., 1989. The Changing Face of Adoption Law in Tasmania, in Australian Journal of Family Law, 3 (2) June, pp. 161-183.
  • Buxton, C., 2003. Adoption by Same Sex Couples, Final Report No. 2. Hobart: Tasmania Law Reform Institute.http://www.law.utas.edu.au/reform/docs/AdoptionFinRepA4.pdf
  • Buxton, C., Warner, K., 2003. Adoption by Same Sex Couples. Hobart: Tasmania Law Reform Institute.

Victoria

  • Bourke, J. P., Fogarty, J., 1962. Maintenance, Custody and Adoption Law, Comprising Maintenance, Custody and Adoption Under the Maintenance Act 1958 and Adoption of Children Act 1958 of Victoria, and Maintenance and Custody Under the Commonwealth Matrimonial Causes Act 1959. Melbourne: Butterworths.
  • Bourke, J.P., 1972. Bourke and Fogarty’s Maintenance custody and adoption law: Comprising marriage, custody and adoption under the Maintenance act 1965 of Victoria, Marriage act 1958 of Victoria and Adoption of children act 1964 of Victoria, and maintenance and custody under the Commonwealth matrimonial causes act 1959-1966. Melbourne: Butterworths.
  • Harper, P., 1982. Changing Laws for Changing Families, Series: Discussion Paper, Institute of Family Studies, no. 9. Melbourne: Institute of Family Studies.
  • Harper, P., 1981. ‘Adoption law reform: In search of self-identity – access to information’. Legal Service Bulletin 6 (1) February: 52-53.
  • Harris, H. D., 2005. ‘The Infant Life Protection Act of 1890: (or how useful police records can be)’. Genealogist 11 (5): 180-181.
  • Institute of Family Studies; Family Information Centre, 1983. Legal Aspect of Adoption, September, 1983. Melbourne: Institute of Family Studies.
  • Leo Cussen Institute; Law Institute of Victoria, 1986. Adoption Laws: Recent Changes. Melbourne: Leo Cussen Institute and the Law Institute of Victoria.
  • Meggitt, M., 1991. The Role of Self Help in the Development of Public Policy: An Analysis of the Victorian 1984 Adoption of Children Act. Unpublished MA thesis, Department of Politics,Monash University.
  • National Council for the Single Mother and her Child, 1977. Adoption of Children Act: Access to Information Concerning Adoption: A Submission to Statute Law Revision Committee of the Parliament of Victoria, 12 June 1977.Warranwood, Vic.: National Council for the Single Mother and her Child.
  • Victoria Law Reform Commission, 2005. Access: Assisted reproductive technology & adoption. Position paper one/Victorian Law Reform Commission. Melbourne: Victorian Law Reform Commission.
  • Victoria Law Reform Commission, 2005. Access: Assisted reproductive technology & adoption. Position paper two, Parentage/Victorian Law Reform Commission. Melbourne: Victorian Law Reform Commission.
  • Victorian Law Reform Commission, 2003. Assisted Reproduction & Adoption: Should the Current eligibility criteria in Victoria be changed? Consultation Paper. Melbourne: Victorian Law Reform Commission.
  • Victorian Law Reform Commission, 2007. Assisted Reproductive Technology & Adoption: Final Report. Melbourne: Victorian Law Reform Commission.
  • Rose-Innes, A., Mitchell, C., 1983. Legal Aspects of Adoption. Melbourne: Institute of Family Studies.
  • Sandor, D., 2002. ‘Victorian Law Reform enquiry into children’s rights’.  Law and Policy Journal of the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre December: 14.
  • Stonehouse, B., 1992. Adoption Law in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
  • Law Institute, 2002. ‘Family law in spotlight’. Law Institute Journal 76 (11) December: 81.
  • Law Institute, 2005. ‘Recognising all parents’. Law Institute Journal 79 (9) September: 80.
  • Law Institute, 1988. ‘Legal options for step-parents and relatives caring for children’. Law Institute Journal 62 (3) March: 157-159.
  • Law Institute, 1984. ‘Start new jurisdiction – stop adoption distinction’. Law Institute Journal 58 (10) October: 1129.

Western Australia

  • Bates, F., 1975. Expert evidence in cases involving children’. University of Western Australia Law Review 12 (2) December: 139-152.
  • Gupta, T., 1997. Adoption Legislative Review: Adoption Act (1994): Final Report. Perth: Family and Children’s Services.
  • Western Australia Standing Committee on Legislation, 1994. Twenty-seventh report of the Standing Committee on Legislation in relation to the Adoption Act 1994. Perth: The Committee.
  • Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly. Parliament. Western Australia. Adoption of Children Amendment Bill 1983, 1984, Report of the Select Committee of the Legislative Assembly appointed to enquire into the Adoption of Children Amendment Bill, 1983. Perth: The Committee.