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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 21 September 2017 at 15:04)
64   Consent to adoption of Aboriginal child
(1)  Before a person gives consent to the adoption of an Aboriginal child:
(a)  he or she is to be given adoption counselling by a person approved in accordance with section 195, or
(b)  if he or she is offered, but refuses, adoption counselling by such a person he or she must:
(i)  be provided by the Secretary or appropriate principal officer with written information on Aboriginal customs and culture and any other matters the Secretary or principal officer considers would have been raised by the person, and
(ii)  sign an acknowledgement that he or she has read (or, if he or she cannot read, had read to) and understood the information.
(2)  A person who refuses adoption counselling cannot consent to the adoption until at least 7 days after being given the information referred to in subsection (1) (b).
(3)  In this section:
adoption counselling means consultation that includes consideration of the possibility of a child being cared for in accordance with Aboriginal customs and culture.