On Monday the 14th July 2008 The Premier of Queensland Anna Bligh announced
that there was to be a public consultation and review of the laws in relation to Sec 39 of the Queensland Adoption
Origins would like it brought to the attention of the public that when the Adoption
Information Act was announced in 1990 the Queensland state government had every intention of following a similar pattern accepted
in New South Wales in relation to adoption contact and information. In other words the applicant would still get thier
information but would have to sign an agreement not to contact ther objector if there was a "veto"
As a result of concerted and highly questionable tactics, barrage of letters, meetings,
and media manipulation, a small but highly motivated group of persons managed to force the government of the day to bring
in contact/ information objections.
The government at the time complied with this groups demands disregarding the rights
of the majority of those affected by adoption and thus thwarting the general consensus that the Adoption Information
Act would be a positive move to restore severed links to severed families.
This review of this section of the Act has been lobbied and fought for
by adoption groups such as Jigsaw, Origins, NSW orgaisations and by private individuals, since the access to
adoption information and sec 39 came into effect in June 1991.
As the review is up for public consultation Origins inc believes it is the public's
right to know the full history of this section of the Adoption Act and how people lives have been affected by it
The following pages will try to give as much information in rebuttal to the false
infromation that has been touted by adoption privacy groups over the past 17 years