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Contents (1977 - 48)
Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 No 48
Current version for 21 March 2018 to date (accessed 27 May 2018 at 07:31)
Part 6 Section 59A
59A   Adoption services
(1)  Nothing in Part 3A or 4C affects any policy or practice of a faith-based organisation concerning the provision of adoption services under the Adoption Act 2000 or anything done to give effect to any such policy or practice.
 Section 8 (1) (a) of the Adoption Act 2000 requires decision makers to follow the principle that, in making a decision about the adoption of a child, the best interests of the child, both in childhood and in later life, must be the paramount consideration.
(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to discrimination against any child who is or may be adopted.
(3)  In this section, faith-based organisation means an organisation that is established or controlled by a religious organisation and that is accredited under the Adoption Act 2000 to provide adoption services.