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Discrimination and openness are addressed in a review of the Adoption Act. Victoria needs a new Adoption Act that puts the best interests of the adopted child first. That is the key recommendation of a report by the Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC), tabled in the Victorian parliament in June. The report, “Review of the Adoption Act 1984”, makes recommendations to modernise the law of adoption in Victoria and ensure that it is consistent with other laws. The key recommendation is that the current Act should be repealed and replaced. The Attorney-General asked the VLRC to commence the review in December 2015. During its extensive inquiry, the VLRC found that many people’s lives have been deeply and intimately affected by adoption law and practice. T

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