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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 25 October 2018) . . Page.. 4330 ..


Total number of applications granted

Financial Year

(a)

Local Adoption*

(b)

Intercountry** Adoption Applications

(c)

Known***

2017–2018

0

2

5

2016–2017

0

3

7

2015–2016

2

1

2

2014–2015

0

2

7

2013–2014

1

10

6

*Local adoptions are adoptions of children who were born or permanently residing in Australia before the adoption, are legally able to be placed for adoption, but generally have had no previous contact or relationship with the adoptive parent(s).

**Intercountry adoptions are adoptions of children from countries other than Australia who are legally able to be placed for adoption but generally have had no previous contact or relationship with the adoptive parent(s). Expatriate adoptions are not included in the numbers for intercountry adoptions.

***Known child adoptions are adoptions of children who were born or permanently residing in Australia before the adoption, who have a pre-existing relationship with the adoptive parent(s), and are generally not able to be adopted by anyone other than the adoptive parent(s). Known child adoptions include adoptions by step-parents, other relatives and carers.

(6) There were no formal adoption applications rejected. It should be noted that whilst there is no record of any formal applications being rejected, some applicants chose not to proceed to making a formal application after seeking legal advice, information from the Family Law Court, or after further discussion with adoptions staff within Child and Youth Protection Services.


Asbestos—block remediation(Question No 1651)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Planning and Land Management, upon notice, on 17 August 2018:

Can the Minister provide the number of complaints made to the Government in relation to trees located on Mr Fluffy blocks in the following financial years (a) 2012-2013, (b) 2013-2014, (c) 2014-2015, (d) 2015-2016, (e) 2016-2017, (f) 2017-2018 and (g) 2018-2019 to date.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Whilst the Asbestos Response Taskforce provides general information about trees that may need to be removed in order to facilitate the safe and efficient demolition of a Mr Fluffy affected property, enquiries or complaints about regulated trees or tree management are referred to the Tree Protection Unit within Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS). I am advised by TCCS that their records do not capture specific complaints related to trees on Mr Fluffy blocks.



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