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Eyes on Malcolm Turnbull as Deborra-lee Furness urges faster adoption reform - Sydney Morning Herald

When it comes to adoption in Australia, child advocate and actor Deborra-lee Furness wants to see less talk and more action. But in 2013-14, only 203 children were adopted locally. Her call comes as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to make an announcement on Monday for Adoption Awareness Week. Earlier this month, Mr Turnbull expressed concern about the number of children in out-of-home care. But it is understood the government may announce progress on inter-country adoption following recent discussions about setting up new programs with the United States, Poland and Vietnam, as well as Latvia and Bulgaria. It has also had discussions to improve existing inter-country adoption agreements with Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and some South American countries. Overseas adoption is also a rare option in Australia. In 2013-14, there were about 114 children adopted from overseas. While Furness is full of praise for former prime minister Tony Abbott – who made improving adoption a priority under his leadership – Furness laments progress under the Coalition has been slowed down by bureaucracy. Furness compared change in the area to asking "can you just move [Uluru] a little to the left. Coalition MPs have also been calling on the government to make it easier for Australians to adopt. Last week, they were joined by new Liberal MP Andrew Hastie, who spoke of the 18 months he and his wife spent trying to adopt. British expert Sir Martin Narey​, who is currently in Australia, said England had "significant boosted" the numbers of domestic adoptions, partly by making the recruitment process for potential parents "more friendly". Adoptions have jumped from just over 3000 children to 5300 a year over the past four years. Sir Martin, who is chairman of the United Kingdom's Adoption Leadership Board, said England was becoming "more realistic" that some children were not going to be able to go home to their birth parents and was coming to a decision about their... Recently, Adopt Change found that there are many Australians who are willing to be adoptive parents, but they are put off by lengthy waits and difficulties in applying. Source: www.smh.com.au

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  • Eyes on Malcolm Turnbull as Deborra-lee Furness urges faster adoption reform

    11/08/15 ,via Sydney Morning Herald

    When it comes to adoption in Australia, child advocate and actor Deborra-lee Furness wants to see less talk and more action. Almost 30,000 Australian children have been in out-of-home care (because they can't live with their immediate families) for

  • Deborra-Lee Furness leads campaign for 15000 Aussie kids to find permanent homes

    11/09/15 ,via 9news.com.au

    Actress and adoption campaigner Deborra-Lee Furness has kicked off National Adoption Awareness Week with a call to find new homes for 15,000 Australian kids. Writing in the Daily Telegraph today, Furness said there were 50,000 Australian children in 

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  • Broadway to Oz: Ten reasons to love Hugh Jackman (even more)

    11/25/15 ,via 3AW 693 News Talk

    He serenades his wife of nearly 20 years Deborra-Lee Furness, professes his love and is generally a hopeless romantic before a crowd of about 12,000 adoring fans. He plucks a woman from the crowd: an older woman who is visibly chuffed to have been hand ...

  • Hugh Jackman Proves He Was Always Sexy in Dreamy Poolside Throwback Post

    11/20/15 ,via People

    For more on the Sexiest Man Alive – and to see who else made the cut – pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday Asked for the funniest reaction he got to receiving the honors, Jackman says his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, responded ...

  • Chris Hemsworth rowed with Elsa Pataky over chocolate in the house as he tried to lose weight for role... and jokes model's sexy lingerie ad should be 'just for my eyes'

    11/17/15 ,via Daily Mail

    Michael 'Wippa' Wipfli noted that Hugh’s wife Deborra-Lee Furness didn't like it when the action star was in shredding mode and predominantly eating cabbage, saying it caused 'a couple of issues around the house'. 'Me and my wife have the same arguments ...

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Deborra-Lee Furness - IMDb

Deborra-Lee Furness, Actress: Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. Deborra-Lee Furness was born on December 8, 1955 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Deborra-Lee Furness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born: Deborra-Lee Furness (1955-12-08) 8 December 1955 (age 59) Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Nationality: Australian: Years active: 1975–present

Deborra-lee Furness (@Deborra_lee) | Twitter

Deborra-lee Furness @ Deborra_lee. Actor, Director, Humanitarian, Child Advocate. 2015 NSW Australian of the Year. AU Media Contact: lantern@lanterngroup.com.au

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