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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 25 November 2017 at 03:50)
Chapter 4 Part 7 Section 80
80   Preliminary hearings
(1)  The Court may hold a preliminary hearing in relation to any matter concerning or arising out of an application to adopt a child that is prescribed by the regulations.
(2)  The Court must hold a preliminary hearing before the placement for adoption of:
(a)  an Aboriginal child with a prospective adoptive parent other than an Aboriginal, or
(b)  a Torres Strait Islander child with a prospective adoptive parent other than a Torres Strait Islander.
(3)  The Court may hold a preliminary hearing on its own motion or on application of a person of a class prescribed by the regulations.
(4)  The Court may give such directions and make any order it thinks fit at a preliminary hearing.
(5)  Without limiting subsection (4), the Court may make an order as to parental responsibility for the child (including an interim order) and any order that it may make at an adoption hearing.