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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 20 September 2017 at 08:23)
Chapter 8 Part 2 Division 1 Section 133C
133C   Adopted person’s rights
(1)  An adopted person is entitled to receive (subject to this Act):
(a)  the person’s original birth certificate, and
(b)  his or her adopted person’s birth record, and
(c)  any prescribed information relating to the adopted person held by an information source (including prescribed information relating to the adopted person’s birth parents, siblings and adopted brothers and sisters).
(2)  Despite subsection (1) (a), an intercountry adopted person is entitled to receive his or her original birth certificate only if such a certificate is held by an information source.
(3)  An adopted person who is less than 18 years of age is not entitled to receive his or her original birth certificate or adopted person’s birth record, or prescribed information, except with the consent of:
(a)  his or her surviving adoptive parents, or
(b)  the Secretary if there are no surviving adoptive parents or if they cannot be found or if there is, in the opinion of the Secretary, any other sufficient reason to dispense with their consent.