Breaking the Adoption Taboo In Australia


Event is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a wait-list please email reception at office@cis.org.au with your contact details.

Guest speakers: The Hon Tony Abbott MP (withdrawn), Miranda Devine, John O’Neill, Dr Jeremy Sammut

Why are children in dysfunctional families abused and neglected despite being reported many times to child protection authorities? Why are children further damaged by being cycled in and out of unstable foster care? Why are there so few adoptions in Australia despite the thousands of children in long-term care?

Adoption has been internationally proven as the best way to provide a safe, stable and loving family life for children who are unable to live with their biological parents. However, in relation to comparable countries, Australia has very low rates of adoption.

To coincide with National Adoption Awareness Week, this special event will examine the issues raised by CIS Research Fellow Dr Jeremy Sammut’s new book, The Madness of Australian Child Protection: Why Adoption Will Rescue Australia’s Underclass Children (Connor Court).

Copies of Dr Jeremy Sammut’s book will be available for purchase on the night.

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Event details:

Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Address will start promptly at 6:00pm and conclude at 7:00pm followed by drinks and nibbles

Address: NAB House – 255 George Street Sydney 2000

Event enquiries: Kiri Goschnick | kgoschnick@cis.org.au

Media enquiries: Karla Pincott | media@cis.org.au

Please note that all guests and media need to be registered due to security at NAB House and walk-ups cannot be accommodated. We highly recommend attending the event via public transport, however if you wish to drive you can find parking at Wilson Parking. Please check their website for pricing and times.