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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 15 June 2018 to date (accessed 22 July 2018 at 06:51)
Chapter 5 Part 2 Division 1
Division 1 General
103   Object of Part
The object of Divisions 1–3 is to provide for the application of provisions of State law that have effect, or comparable effect, to certain provisions of Commonwealth law.
 For the effect of doing this, see regulation 34 of the Family Law (Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption) Regulations 1998 and regulation 8 of the Family Law (Bilateral Arrangements—Intercountry Adoption) Regulations 1998, of the Commonwealth.
104   Meaning of child
In this Part:
child means a person who is less than 18 years of age.
105   Application of Act
Except as provided by this Act, the adoption of a person (whether before or after the commencement of this section) in a country outside Australia does not have effect for the purposes of the law of the State.