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Adoption fees

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Stephen Patrick Nielsen
59 Bonneville Street
Holland Park West Qld 4121

Total Signatures - 31

Sponsoring Member: Jann Stuckey MP

Posting Date: 10/10/2007

Tabled Date: 10/10/2007

Responded By: Hon Margaret Keech MP on 22/11/2007

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The Petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the proposed changes to fees relative to the Intercountry Adoption process. The petitioners request the House to instruct the Department of Child Safety to abandon the proposed 250% increase in the cost of Inter country Adoption assessments. Instead we ask that the House instruct the Department of Child Safety to increase the existing cost of assessments for both local children ($ 540.30) and Inter country Adoption (2,053) in accordance with annual CPI indexation.