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Under the Adoption Act 1994, the CEO of the Department of Communities can review decisions by the following entities, and SAT can in turn review the CEO’s decisions:

  • persons to whom the CEO has delegated the function of conducting adoption services,
  • the adoption applications committee, or
  • a private adoption agency.

 Under the Adoption Regulations 1995, SAT can review decisions by:

  • the Minister for Child Protection in relation to a licence to conduct adoption services;
  • the State Central Authority in relation to an application for accreditation;
  • the CEO in relation to a licence to conduct contact and mediation services.

Last updated: 21 August 2023

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