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Legislation

Victoria

Administration and Probate Act 1958 (Vic)

Adoption Act 1984 (Vic)

Adoption (Amendment) Act 1987 (Vic)

Adoption (Amendment) Act 2000 (Vic)

Adoption Amendment (Adoption by Same-Sex Couples) Act 2015 (Vic)

Adoption of Children Act 1928 (Vic)

Adoption of Children Act 1958 (Vic)

Adoption of Children Act 1964 (Vic)

Age of Majority Act 1977 (Vic)

Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 (Vic)

Assisted Reproductive Treatment Amendment Act 2016 (Vic)

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 (Vic)

Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic)

Children (Guardianship and Custody) Act 1984 (Vic)

Children and Young Persons Act 1989 (Vic)

Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 (Vic)

Children, Youth and Families Amendment (Permanent Care and Other Matters) Act 2014 (Vic)

Children, Youth and Families Amendment Act 2013 (Vic)

Children’s Services Act 1996 (Vic)

Children’s Welfare Act 1928 (Vic)

County Court Act 1958 (Vic)

Disability Act 2006 (Vic)

Disability Services and Other Acts (Amendment) Act 1997 (Vic)

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Vic)

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 (Vic)

Equal Opportunity Act 1995 (Vic)

Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic)

Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic)

Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic)

Guardianship and Administration Act 1986 (Vic)

Health Records Act 2001 (Vic)

Human Tissue Act 1982 (Vic)

Interpretation of Legislation Act 1984 (Vic)

Legal Aid Act 1978 (Vic)

Married Women’s Property Act 1884 (Vic)

Meat Industry Act 1993 (Vic)

Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic)

Property Law Act 1958 (Vic)

Relationships Act 2008 (Vic)

Relationships Amendment Act 2016 (Vic)

Status of Children Act 1974 (Vic)

Statute Law Amendment (Relationships) Act 2001 (Vic)

Statute Law Revision Act 2015 (Vic)

 

Commonwealth

Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 (Cth)

Australian Constitution

Australian Passports Act 2005 (Cth)

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth)

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth)

Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)

Family Law Amendment Act 1983 (Cth)

Family Law Reform Act 1995 (Cth)

Immigration (Guardianship of Children) 1946 (Cth)

Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

 

Other Australian jurisdictions

Adoption Act 1988 (SA)

Adoption Act 1988 (Tas)

Adoption Act 1993 (ACT)

Adoption Act 1994 (WA)

Adoption Act 2000 (NSW)

Adoption Act 2009 (Qld)

Adoption Amendment Act 2008 (NSW)

Adoption Amendment Act 2012 (WA)

Adoption (Review) Amendment Act 2016 (SA)

Adoption of Children Act 1925 (SA)

Adoption of Children Act 1935 (Qld)

Adoption of Children Act 1964 (Qld)

Adoption of Children Act 1965 (NSW)

Adoption of Children Act 1966–1967 (SA)

Adoption of Children Act 1968 (Tas)

Adoption of Children Act (NT)

Adoption of Children Act Amendment Act 1921 (WA)

Adoption of Children Act Amendment Act 1926 (WA)

Adoption of Children Act Amendment Act 1964 (WA)

Adoption of Children Ordinance 1938 (ACT)

Adoption of Children Ordinance (NT)

Adoption of Children Ordinance 1965 (ACT)

Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 (NSW)

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998 (WA)

Child Protection Legislation Amendment Act 2014 (NSW)

Child Welfare Act 1923 (NSW)

Children and Community Services Act 2004 (WA)

Children and Young People Act 2008 (ACT)

Children’s Protection Act 1993 (SA)

Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT)

Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA)

Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)

Family Court Act 1997 (WA)

Married Women’s Property Act 1890 (Qld)

Married Women’s Property Act 1892 (WA)

Married Women’s Property Act 1893 (NSW)

Married Women’s Property Act 1893 (SA)

Married Women’s Property Act 1893 (Tas)

Parentage Act 2004 (ACT)

Relationships Act 2003 (Tas)

Status of Children Act (NT)

Status of Children Act 1974 (Tas)

Status of Children Act 1978 (Qld)

Status of Children Act 1996 (NSW)

Surrogacy Act 2010 (Qld)

 

Subordinate legislation

Adoption Regulation 1993 (ACT)

Adoption Regulations 1995 (WA)

Adoption Regulations 2004 (SA)

Adoption Regulations 2006 (Tas)

Adoption Regulations 2008 (Vic)

Adoption Regulation 2009 (Qld)

Adoption Regulation 2015 (NSW)

Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Regulations 2008 (Vic)

Children, Youth and Families Regulations 2007 (Vic)

 

Family Law Rules 2004 (Cth)

Supreme Court (Adoption) Rules 2015 (Vic)

 

International materials

Adoption Act 1955 (NZ)

Adoption and Children Act 2002 (UK)

Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, opened for signature 29 May 1993, 1870 UNTS 167 (entered into force 1 May 1995)

Convention on the Rights of the Child, opened for signature 20 November 1989, 1577 UNTS 3 (entered into force 2 September 1990)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, opened for signature 16 December 1966, 999 UNTS 171 (entered into force 23 March 1976, except for art 41, which entered into force on
28 March 1979)

Mobile Homes (Wales) Act 2013 (UK)

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment No 12 (2009): The Right of the Child to be Heard, 51st sess, CRC/C/GC/12 (20 July 2009)

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, General Comment No 14 (2013): The Right of the Child to Have His or Her Best Interests Taken As a Primary Consideration (Art. 3, Para 1), 62nd sess, CRC/C/GC/14 (29 May 2013)

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, 60th sess, 1725 mtg, UN Doc CRC/C/AUS/CO/4 (28 August 2012)

 

Case law

Victoria

A v Children’s Court of Victoria [2012] VSC 589 (5 December 2012)

Arc-Dekker v Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Review and Regulation) [2016] VCAT 1529 (13 September 2016)

Christian Youth Camps Ltd v Cobaw Community Health Services Ltd (2014) 308 ALR 615

Giller v Procopets (2008) 24 VR 1

Herald & Weekly Times Ltd v PQR [2000] VSC 335 (23 November 2007)

Innes-Irons v Forrest [2016] VSC 782 (15 December 2016)

Re Child X (1989) 13 Fam LR 485

 

Other Australian jurisdictions

Adoption of AT [2015] NSWSC 1666 (22 July 2015)

Adoption of J [2015] NSWSC 1760 (24 November 2015)

Adoption of J [2016] NSWSC 1098 (11 August 2016)

Adoption of LJK [2015] NSWSC 2105 (22 December 2015)

In Marriage of B (1997) 140 FLR 11

Bondelmonte & Bondelmonte [2016] FamCAFC 48 (8 April 2016)

Director-General, Dept of Community Services (NSW) v D (2007) 37 Fam LR 595

Lynn v New South Wales (2016) 91 NSWLR 636

Marion’s Case (1992) 175 CLR 218

Re Adoption of J [2009] ACTSC 49 (6 May 2009)

Re Alex (2004) 180 FLR 89

Re Michael (Surrogacy Arrangements) (2009) 41 Fam LR 694

Re Z (1996) 134 FLR 40

 

International cases

Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) v Charity Commission for England and Wales [2012] UKUT 395

Gillick v West Norfolk [1986] 1 AC 112

Pini v Romania (2005) 40 EHRR 132

 

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