Adoption rates reach new low, state departments urged to ...

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Social Services Minister Christian Porter is calling on state child protection agencies to shift their attitudes towards adoption, with new figures confirming the adoption rate in Australia has reached a new low.

The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report shows just 292 children were adopted in Australia last financial year, marking a 74 per cent decline since...

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Date: 2018-03-22 08:38:21