In December 2015, the Attorney-General asked the Commission to provide recommendations for modernising the Adoption Act 1984 and the Adoption Regulations 2008. Under the terms of reference, the Commission was asked to ensure the child’s best interests and rights while considering:
- Eligibility to adopt and the application process
- Access to adoption information
- Birth certificates of adopted people.
This consultation paper, published in August 2016, provides information about the operation of adoption law in Victoria at the time and invites the public to respond.