Troy Bell the Independent member for Mt Gambier has tabled a motion in the Lower House which calls for the removal of barriers to adoption so that more SA children could be placed in permanent homes rather than in foster care.Read more
The Victorian Law Reform Commission is currently reviewing the Adoption Act 1984 and the Adoption Regulations 2008 with a view to reporting by 28 February 2017.Read more
Last week, a raft of ideologically-motivated rainbow legislation passed the South Australian Upper House in a pre-Christmas blitz on human dignity.Read more
A raft of bizare and unethical rainbow ideologically-motivated legislation will go before the South Australian Upper House this week in a pre-Christmas blitz on human dignity.Read more
The Australian Christian Lobby has urged South Australian Upper House parliamentarians to reject a bill that intentionally removes the right of children to know the love and care of a mother and father.Read more
In a concerning move, late last night the Queensland Government rushed divisive legislation through Parliament taking away the rights of adopted children, wherever possible, to have both a mother and a father, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.Read more
Barnardos comments on NSW legislation to consider adoption ahead of foster care for children in out of home care
For release: Monday, 16th December, 2013
The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has today congratulated the Queensland government for its decision to implement most of the 121 recommendations made by the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry, strengthening the state’s child protection system.
ACL’s Queensland Director Wendy Francis says such government intervention is a necessary step in ensuring full protection of children at risk of significant physical and mental harm.
“What we’ve seen today is a win for children right across our state. The government’s decision to accept the recommendations means the safety and wellbeing of our most vulnerable children will be upheld.
“In particular, ACL welcomes the backing of the adoption of children from troubled homes, particularly those aged under three years,” Ms Francis said.
ACL has long advocated for the welfare and protection of children across the country.
In 2011, ACL commissioned the For Kids’ Sake report, which tracked the deterioration in the wellbeing of many children and young people – especially adolescent girls – in Australia over the last ten to 15 years, and examined the extent to which this is the result of the increasing fragility of Australia’s family life.