Adoption by same sex couples (Inquiry)

This inquiry is a completed Legislative Council inquiry conducted by the Law and Justice Committee.   The terms of reference for the inquiry into adoption by same-sex couples were referred by the Minister for Community Services, the Hon Linda Burney MP.

The Committee held public hearings on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 February 2009.

The Committee's report was tabled on 8 July 2009.

The Government's response to the report was received on 6 January 2010.

Legislative Council Committee Report Debate, 24 February 2010

Timeline (click to show)

Referred: 2 Dec 2008
    » Call for submissions: 3 Dec 2008
    » Submissions close: 13 Feb 2009
        » Final Report Published: 8 Jul 2009

Reports and Government Responses (click to show)

DateName of Document
08/07/2009Adoption by same-sex couples (Final Report)

Hearings and Transcripts (click to show)

DateName of Document
24/02/2009Public Hearing
25/02/2009Public Hearing
19/03/2009Public Hearing

Submissions (click to show)

View the public submission(s) published by the committee in relation to this inquiry.

The closing date for submissions was 13 February 2009

Other Documents (click to show)

Contact Us (click to show)

This is a completed inquiry. The contacts below are historical only.

Inquiry Terms of Reference (click to show)

081202 Adoption by same sex couples - ToR.pdf