Adult Adoption Information Amendment Act 1991

Adult Adoption Information Amendment Act 1991

Public Act1991 No 94
Date of assent8 August 1991

Note

This Act is administered in the Department of Justice.


1 Short Title
  • This Act may be cited as the Adult Adoption Information Amendment Act 1991, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Adult Adoption Information Act 1985 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

2 Fees
  • (1) 

    (2) 

    (3) The Adult Adoption Information (Fees) Regulations 1989 are hereby revoked.

    (4) Until for the first time after the commencement of this Act regulations made under this Act prescribing fees come into force, there shall be deemed to be prescribed the following fees (inclusive of goods and services tax under the Goods and Services Tax Act 1985):

    • (a) For every original birth certificate from an entry in the records kept in the office of the Registrar-General (including the search in the year concerned)—$15:

    • (b) For every other search of a register book or index or records kept in the office of the Registrar-General, in respect of each name or entry searched, in respect of each year—$3:

    • (c) For processing a written application to the Director-General by the birth parent of an adult adopted person for identifying information relating to the person—$140.60:

    • (d) For processing a written application to the Director-General by an adult adopted person for identifying information relating to one or both of the person's birth parents—$87.15:

    • (e) For counselling an adult adopted person about the endorsement of the original entry of the person's birth to the effect that the person is not to have access to identifying information relating to a birth parent—$35.40:

    • (f) For counselling a birth parent of an adult adopted person about the endorsement of the original entry of the person's birth to the effect that the person does not desire any contact with the parent (or with either birth parent)—$35.40:

    • (g) For approaching—

      • (i) A birth parent of an adult adopted person on the person's behalf; or

      • (ii) An adult adopted person on behalf of a birth parent; or

      • (iii) A birth parent of an adult adopted person on behalf of an adoptive parent of the person—$92.25.