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Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Current version for 4 May 2016 to date (accessed 30 March 2017 at 17:49)
Part 4 Section 23
23   Duty to register adoptions
(1)  If a State adoption order or recognised foreign adoption order is made or an order is made for the discharge of such an order, the adoption or discharge of adoption must be registered under this Act.
(2)  If an Interstate adoption order is made in relation to a person whose birth or previous adoption is registered under this Act or an order is made for the discharge of an Interstate adoption order in relation to such a person, the adoption or discharge of adoption must be registered under this Act.
(3)  In this section:
Interstate adoption order means an adoption order made (whether by a court or not) under the law in force in another State.
recognised foreign adoption order means an adoption of a child that is recognised under section 108 or 113 of the Adoption Act 2000 but only if the adoption was organised by or under the authority of the Director-General of the Department of Family and Community Services.
State adoption order means an adoption order or declaration under section 117 (Declaration of validity of foreign adoptions) under the Adoption Act 2000.