The Adoption of Children Act Amendment Act 1971 ( Act no. 024 of 1971) came into operation on 1 July 1972.
The Adoption of Children Act Amendment Act included a number of changes to the Act and the Rules:
In writing a report about the suitability of applicants to adopt children, the Director of child welfare was to take into account a number of factors, plus 'any other matter' or 'any special reasons' that were deemed relevant. An assessment was to be made of the applicant's:
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Western Australian Government Gazette No. 47', in Western Australian Government Gazette Online Archive, State Law Publisher of Western Australia, 21 June 1972, https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/prod/gazettestore.nsf/FileURL/gg1972_047.pdf/$FILE/Gg1972_047.pdf?OpenElement; 'Western Australian Government Gazette No. 48', in Western Australian Government Gazette Online Archive, State Law Publisher of Western Australia, 23 June 1972, https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/prod/gazettestore.nsf/FileURL/gg1972_048.pdf/$FILE/Gg1972_048.pdf?OpenElement; Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, Succession Rights of Adopted Children, 30th anniversary reform implementation report : Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, 1972-2002, The Commission, Perth, 2002, 78 pp, https://www.wa.gov.au/system/files/2021-02/30-anniversary-reform-implementation-report.pdf; History of Adoption Project: Western Australian Holdings [website], 2011, http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/historyofadoption/; Western Australia. Department for Community Development, ROADS. An index of locations and access to adoption records., with Adoption Service, Department for Community Development, Dept. For Community Development, 2005, https://web.archive.org/web/20110327071024/http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/FosteringandAdoption/Documents/ROADS2006.pdf; Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Western Australia Legislation', 13 December 2013, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 26 June 2012, Last modified: 16 October 2018