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ADOPTION (REVIEW) AMENDMENT ACT 2016 (NO 64 OF 2016) - SECT 19

19—Amendment of section 27—Right to obtain information once adopted person turns 18

        (1)         Section 27—after subsection (3) insert:

        (3a)         Subject to this Part, if an adopted person's birth parent was also an adopted person and is dead or cannot be located, the adopted person may obtain—

            (a)         the names of the birth parent's birth parents (if known); and

            (b)         any other information in the possession of the Chief Executive relating to the birth parent's birth parents.

        (2)         Section 27(5)—delete "would be an unjustifiable intrusion on the privacy of the person to whom the information relates." and substitute:

would—

            (a)         be an unjustifiable intrusion on the privacy of the person to whom the information relates; or

            (b)         give rise to a serious risk to the life or safety of a person; or

            (c)         in the case of information relating to a person adopted before 17 August 1989—not be in the best interests of the adopted person, taking into account the rights and welfare of the adopted person and any other prescribed matter.



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