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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 22 September 2017 at 11:03)
Chapter 4 Part 6 Section 79
79   Duration of parental responsibility
(1)  The Secretary continues to have parental responsibility for a child under section 75 or 78 until:
(a)  an adoption order is made in relation to the child, or
(b)  if consent has been given, the instrument of consent is lawfully revoked, or
(c)  the Court, by order, makes other provision for parental responsibility for the child, or
(d)    (Repealed)
(e)  the Secretary declines to have parental responsibility for the child, or
Note.
 See section 75 (5).
(f)  the Secretary renounces parental responsibility for the child, or
Note.
 See section 76.
(g)  the child is declared to be, or is placed, under the parental responsibility of the Minister administering the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998.
(2)  The Secretary may, on such terms and conditions as the Secretary thinks fit, place any child for whom the Secretary has parental responsibility under section 75 or 78 in the care responsibility of any suitable person who has agreed to have the child in his or her care.
(2A)  The Secretary’s parental responsibility for a child under section 75 or 78 is suspended while the child is placed in some other person’s care responsibility pursuant to subsection (2).
(2B)  The Secretary may at any time, and for any reason or no reason, make an order terminating a child’s placement under subsection (2) and directing that the child be returned to the parental responsibility of the Secretary.
(3)  The fact that the Secretary has parental responsibility for a child under this section does not affect the liability of any person to provide adequate means of support for the child.
(4)  The loss of parental responsibility for a non-citizen child under this section does not affect any duty imposed on the Secretary by any law with respect to the on-going supervision, and reports concerning, the child to be made to the appropriate authority in a Convention country or other place outside Australia, after the adoption of the child.