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Indigenous Australian children and the impact of adoption legislation in New South Wales

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Despite widespread opposition from the community, during the final days of 2018, the Parliament of New South Wales (Australia) passed legislation imposing an arbitrary 24 months for children in out-of-home care to be reunited with their families, before adoption can become permanent. The new laws enable a 2 year limit on the creation of permanent arrangements for a child, guardianship orders that can be arranged without parental consent, amendments to the application process of family restoration, and removal of parental consent for adoption on permanent orders.

    The 2018 Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill

    conflicts with the principles of family restoration and healing for Indigenous people.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • M. Longbottom, H. McGlade, M. Langton & K. Clapham, "Indigenous Australian children and the impact of adoption legislation in New South Wales", The Lancet 393 10180 (2019) 1499-1500.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1499

End Page


  • 1500

Volume


  • 393

Issue


  • 10180

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Despite widespread opposition from the community, during the final days of 2018, the Parliament of New South Wales (Australia) passed legislation imposing an arbitrary 24 months for children in out-of-home care to be reunited with their families, before adoption can become permanent. The new laws enable a 2 year limit on the creation of permanent arrangements for a child, guardianship orders that can be arranged without parental consent, amendments to the application process of family restoration, and removal of parental consent for adoption on permanent orders.

    The 2018 Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill

    conflicts with the principles of family restoration and healing for Indigenous people.

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • M. Longbottom, H. McGlade, M. Langton & K. Clapham, "Indigenous Australian children and the impact of adoption legislation in New South Wales", The Lancet 393 10180 (2019) 1499-1500.

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1499

End Page


  • 1500

Volume


  • 393

Issue


  • 10180

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom