On 19 November 2013, the Prime Minister announced the establishment of an interdepartmental committee on overseas adoption.
 
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is chairing the committee which is investigating ways to improve Australia's intercountry adoption system to help inform discussions at the next Council of Australian Government meeting in April 2014.
 
The Adoptive Families Association of the ACT (AFA) wrote to the Prime Minister on 18 February 2014 to provide input to the Interdepartmental Committee as follows: