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Adoption (Review) Amendment Bill

Second Reading

Adjourned debate on second reading

(Continued from 16 November 2016)

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY ( 15:50 :40 ): I rise very briefly to indicate my support for this bill, which, among other things, will remove discrimination against same-sex couples and single people who want to adopt. Whilst I have been lobbied by constituents who are concerned about the removal of veto powers, I have been reassured by the minister and the department that anyone who believes that they are adversely affected is able to make application to the chief executive to have their details withheld and that there would be very few circumstances where the chief executive would not allow this. With that, I support the bill.