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Children, Youth and Families Court Ordered Penalties and Fines 2012-2013
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Fines for improper conduct, and to discourage unlawful behaviour.
Fees and fines are officially set and revised by legislation relevant to their application.

The Victorian Government has a policy of automatically indexing certain fees and fines each year for inflation, so that the value of those fees and fines is maintained.


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Department of Human Services
Penalties and Fines Subject to Automatic Indexation 2012/2013
Detail Penalty 30 June 2006 Penalty 30 June 2012 Current Level Penalty Units Legislation
$ $ $
CHILDREN YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Adoption Act 1984 Adoption Act 1984
Arrangements and negotiations for the adoption of a child.
The Secretary and the Principal Officer of an approved adoption agency must keep a register of persons approved as fit and proper to adopt a child where applications have been approved, refused, deferred or revoked 524 13A 611 704 5
The Secretary and the Principal Officer of an approved agency will maintain and preserve records of adoptions arranged or negotiated on their behalf and the agency will provide to the Secretary the details of the adoption after the adoption order is made 2096 85 2443 2817 20
Offences - Taking away the adopted child by the biological parents in an attempt to deprive the adoptive parents of the child 2620 117 3053.5 3521 25 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - Any person who receives or harbours a child on behalf of a person who has taken the child away from their adoptive parents 2620 118 3053.5 3521 25 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - Any person who before or after the birth of a child makes, gives or receives payments or rewards in consideration of adoption in the case of a body corporate 52405 119(e) 61070 70420 500
Offences - Any person who before or after the birth of a child makes, gives or receives payments or rewards in consideration of adoption in any other case 10481 119(f) 12214 14084 100 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - Restriction on advertising - Any person who publishes or causes to be published information about a proposed adoption of a child born or unborn and or any persons intending to be involved in the adoption in the case of a body corporate 104810 120(d) 122140 140840 1000
Offences - Restriction on advertising - Any person who publishes or causes to be published information about a proposed adoption of a child born or unborn and or any person(s) intending to be involved in the adoption in any other case 10481 120(e) 12214 14084 100 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - Restrictions on publications that identifies or is likely to identify parties to an adoption in the prohibited period in the case of a body corporate 104810 121(2) 122140 140840 1000 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - Restrictions on publications that identifies or is likely to identify parties to an adoption in the prohibited period in any other case 10481 121(4) 12214 14084 100
Offences - Penalty for any person who does not have authority in writing from the Secretary or the Principal Office of an approved adoption agency to make unauthorised adoption arrangements for a child with other persons in the case of a body corporate 52405 122(c) 61070 70420 500
Offences - Penalty for any person who does not have authority in writing from the Secretary or the Principal Office of an approved adoption agency to make unauthorised adoption arrangements for a child with other persons in any other case 10481 122(d) 12214 14084 100 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - Approved adoption agencies will comply with requests for information from the Secretary or any other person under Part VI within the prescribed timeframe 1048 123 1221 1408 10
Offences - Any person who wilfully makes false statements either orally or in writing regarding adoption or other matters under the Act. 2620 124 3053.5 3521 25 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - Any person who personates or falsely represents themselves to be a person whose consent to the adoption of a child is required by this Act 2620 125 3053.5 3521 25 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - Any person who presents an application for an adoption order where consent has either been obtained fraudulently or under duress or the application has been altered after it was signed by the rightful person in the case of a body corporate 52405 126(c) 61070 70420 500
Offences - Any person who presents an application for an adoption order where consent has either been obtained fraudulently or under duress or the application has been altered after it was signed by the rightful person in any other case 10481 126(d) 12214 14084 100 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - To improperly witness consent of adoption - A person shall witness consent to an adoption of a child only in accordance with Division 3 Part II 2620 127 3053.5 3521 25 Court Ordered Penalties
Offences - Any person guilty of an offence against this Part of the Act which no penalty is provided 2620 128 3053.5 3521 25 Court Ordered Penalties
For offences against the regulations that have been set by the Governor in Council 524 130(n) 610.7 704.2 5

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