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Babies for the Deserving: Developments in Foster Care and Adoption in One Australian State - Others to Follow?

Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy
Issue 50 (Apr 2009)

Abstract: While this paper focuses on recent amendments to the New South Wales (NSW) care and protection and adoption legislation, it is the view of the authors that the 2006 changes, and recently announced new policy directions, may have implications for other States and Territories. Indeed, given the tendency of States and Territories to copy each other's child care and protection and adoption legislation and policy, the question is who will be the first to follow the NSW lead? At the time of writing Queensland has announced a review of adopted people's and birth parents' rights (Department of Child Safety, 2008). In relation to these developments, the big question is whether the NSW proposals are a leap forward or perhaps a leap backward?

To cite this article: Ainsworth, Frank and Hansen, Patricia. Babies for the Deserving: Developments in Foster Care and Adoption in One Australian State - Others to Follow? [online]. Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy, No. 50, Apr 2009: 23-29. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=693587443138268;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-2266. [cited 27 Sep 16].

Personal Author: Ainsworth, Frank; Hansen, Patricia; Source: Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy, No. 50, Apr 2009: 23-29 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-2266 Subject: Child welfare; Foster home care; Adoption; Adoption--Law and legislation; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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