The Victorian Government is currently inquiring into the state's Adoption Act 1984, with a view to allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.



A similar inquiry is taking place in South Australia.



Matthew MacDonald is from the Life, Marriage & Family Centre in Melbourne. He coauthored a submission for the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, along with Father Joe Caddy of CatholicCare.



In this interview Matthew talks about the inquiry and the arguments for maintaining the law as it is.



Click here to read a summary of the Catholic Archdiocese submission.



ACL also made a submission to this inquiry. Click here for the Victorian and South Australian versions.