About this inquiry

The Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs is inquiring into local adoption.
Track Inquiry

Inquiry Status

Accepting Submissions

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)

Accessibility

If you require any special arrangements to enable you to participate in the Committee's inquiry, please contact the Committee Secretariat.

Further information regarding accessibility can be found at www.aph.gov.au/Help/Accessibility

Inquiry into local adoption

On Tuesday, 27 March 2018 the Committee adopted an inquiry into local adoption in accordance with the terms of reference referred by the Hon Dr David Gillespie MP, Assistant Minister for Children and Families.

The Committee is accepting written submissions, addressing one or more of the terms of reference, to be received by Tuesday, 15 May 2018. For information on how to make a submission, go to our Making a submission to a Committee Inquiry page.

The Committee will also be conducting public hearings to gather evidence from stakeholders.

Participants are asked to ensure that names and identifying details of people are not disclosed when providing input to the inquiry.  Please be aware that the Committee is unable to intervene or provide advice or assistance in relation to individual circumstances.

This inquiry, including the content of submissions, may cause distress to some people.

We advise that those people who have been affected by past adoptions or are sensitive to trauma issues may wish to be mindful when engaging with this inquiry and ensure that appropriate support is available.

If you are experiencing distress, please call LIFELINE on 13 11 14.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 2358
Fax: +61 2 6277 8463
spla.reps@aph.gov.au

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