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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 21 September 2017 at 00:39)
140   Discretion to supply adoption information
(cf AI Act s 12)
(1)  The Secretary may supply (or authorise an information source to supply) adoption information before an entitlement to it arises under this Part if, in the opinion of the Secretary, it would promote the welfare and best interests of either or both of the parties concerned.
(2)  The Secretary may act under subsection (1) in any case in which an entitlement to prescribed information has not arisen because of the failure to obtain a birth certificate, adopted person’s birth record or authority to supply adoption information under this Part.
(3)  The Secretary may supply (or authorise an information source to supply) adoption information or other information to any person who is not entitled under this Part to receive adoption information or other information under this Part if, in the opinion of the Secretary, it is reasonable to do so.