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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 23 November 2017 at 20:11)
37   Torres Strait Islander participation in decision making
(1)  The Secretary or appropriate principal officer must ensure that the following are consulted about the placement of a Torres Strait Islander child:
(a)  a person approved in accordance with section 196, or
(b)  a person nominated by the child’s parents, extended family or kinship group, as recognised by the Torres Strait Islander community to which the child belongs, or by that community, with expertise in relation to the adoption or substitute care of Torres Strait Islander 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 Torres Strait Islander organisation.