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SR 1992 No. 159 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Aug-1992
Tabled Senate18-Aug-1992
Gazetted 12 Jun 1992
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations (Amendment) 1992 No. 159



Issued by the Authority of the Minister for Justice

Family Law Act 1975

Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations (Amendment)

Regulation 125(1) of the Family Law Act 1975 (the Act) empowers the Governor-General to make regulations for the purposes of the Act.

Section 111B of the Act provides that the regulations may make such provision as is necessary to enable Australia to perform its obligations under the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Convention). The Convention was signed at the Hague on 25 October 1980.

The objects of the Convention are to secure the prompt return of children wrongfully removed to or retained in any convention country, and to ensure that rights of custody and access to children under the laws of a convention country are effectively respected in the other convention countries. On 22 April 1986, the Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations were made to give effect to the Convention for Australia.

The proposed Regulations would extend the list of countries in Schedule 2 by specifying Mexico and New Zealand as additional convention countries in respect of which the Convention has entered into force for Australia. Included in Schedule 2 is the date the Convention came into force for each of the these countries and any reservations made by a country when becoming a party to the Convention.