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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 22 September 2017 at 03:31)
Chapter 8 Part 4 Section 164
164   Undertakings not to contact person who has lodged contact veto
(cf AI Act s 27)
(1)  The Secretary or other information source is not to supply an original birth certificate or amended birth certificate endorsed with a contact veto against contact by the applicant unless the applicant has signed an undertaking that the applicant will not (while the contact veto remains in force):
(a)  contact or attempt to contact the person who has lodged the contact veto, or
(b)  procure another person to contact or attempt to contact the person.
(2)  An information source is not to supply any prescribed information to an adopted person relating to an adopted brother or sister unless the Secretary is notified of the application for the information and is given an opportunity to ascertain whether a contact veto has been lodged in relation to contact with the adopted person.
(3)  If such a contact veto has been lodged, an information source is not to supply the information unless the applicant has signed an undertaking of the kind referred to in subsection (1).
(4)  The Secretary may, as a condition of the supply to a person of any adoption information under section 140 (Discretion to supply adoption information) which is subject to a contact veto, require the person to sign an undertaking of the kind referred to in subsection (1).
(5)  This section does not apply to an applicant who has been directed by the Civil and Administrative Tribunal under Part 4A of the Guardianship Act 1987 to make the application on behalf of a person with a disability.