Terms of Reference

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will inquire into and report on approaches to a nationally consistent framework for local adoption in Australia, with specific reference to:

  1. stability and permanency for children in out-of-home care with local adoption as a viable option;  and
  2. appropriate guiding principles for a national framework or code for local adoptions within Australia

In undertaking its inquiry, the Committee will have regard to relevant legislative frameworks within Australia.

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