Adoption Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009



Adoption Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 6th day of April 2009

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2 of the Adoption Amendment Act 2008, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.


1 Title
  • This order is the Adoption Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009.

2 Commencement of Adoption Amendment Act 2008

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 18 May 2009, the Adoption Amendment Act 2008.

The Adoption Amendment Act 2008 amends the Adoption Act 1955 (the principal Act) to—

  • specify who may attend a hearing of an application under the principal Act; and

  • provide that sections 11B to 11D of the Family Courts Act 1980 apply to the publication of a report of any proceedings under the principal Act in any court.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.