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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 04:45)
33   Aboriginal participation in decision making
(1)  The Secretary or appropriate principal officer must ensure that the following are consulted about the placement of an Aboriginal child:
(a)  a person approved in accordance with section 195, or
(b)  a person nominated by the child’s parents, extended family or kinship group, as recognised by the Aboriginal community to which the child belongs, or by that community, with expertise in relation to the adoption or substitute care of Aboriginal children.
(2)  In addition, the Secretary or appropriate principal officer must ensure that the placement of the child is made in consultation with a local, community-based and relevant Aboriginal organisation.