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SR 1996 No. 74 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 HR17-Jun-1996
Tabled Senate17-Jun-1996
Gazetted 05 Jun 1996
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Statutory Rules 1996   No. 741

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Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations2 (Amendment)

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Family Law Act 1975.

Dated 29 May 1996.

 

                                                                                 WILLIAM DEANE

                                                                                   Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

DARYL WILLIAMS

Attorney-General

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1.   Commencement

1.1   These Regulations commence on 11 June 1996.

2.   Amendment

2.1   The Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.

3.   Regulation 18 (Effect of other custody orders in Australia or overseas)

3.1   Add at the end:

           “(2)   In this regulation, ‘custody’, in relation to a child, includes:

             (a)   guardianship of the child; and

             (b)   responsibility for long term, or day-to-day, care, welfare and development of the child; and

             (c)   responsibility as the person or persons with whom the child is to live.”.

4.   Regulation 19 (When a court not to make certain orders)

4.1   Omit all the words after “interim order,”, substitute “providing for the custody of the child, within the meaning of regulation 18, until the application is determined.”.

5.   Regulation 26 (Reports by family and child counsellors and welfare officers)

5.1   Paragraph 26 (1) (a):

Omit “court counsellor”, substitute “family and child counsellor”.

5.2   Subregulation 26 (2):

Omit “court counsellor”, substitute “family and child counsellor”.

5.3   Subregulation 26 (2):

Omit “welfare”, substitute “care, welfare or development”.

5.4   Subregulation 26 (3):

Omit “court counsellor”, substitute “family and child counsellor”.

5.5   Subregulation 26 (4):

Omit “court counsellor”, substitute “family and child counsellor”.

5.6   Subregulation 26 (5):

Omit “court counsellor”, substitute “family and child counsellor”.

5.7   Add at the end:

           “(7)   The court may direct the Commonwealth Central Authority or a State Central Authority to inform a Central Authority in a convention country about a matter that:

             (a)   relates to the welfare of the child; and

             (b)   under subregulation (2)—is included in a report.”.

6.   Regulation 29 (Evidentiary provisions)

6.1   Paragraph 29 (1) (b):

After “witness”, insert “who resides outside Australia”.

6.2   Add at the end:

           “(5)   In this regulation, ‘custody’, in relation to a child, includes:

             (a)   guardianship of the child; and

             (b)   responsibility for long term, or day-to-day, care, welfare and development of the child; and

             (c)   responsibility as the person or persons with whom the child is to live.”.

7.   Schedule 3 (Forms)

7.1   Form 1:

Endnote:

Omit “custody or access;”, substitute “rights of custody or rights of access;”.

7.2   Form 2:

Paragraph 9 (a):

Omit “custody or access;”, substitute “rights of custody or rights of access;”.

7.3   Form 2A:

Cross application:

Paragraph 5 (a):

Omit “custody or access;”, substitute “rights of custody or rights of access;”.

7.4   Form 3:

Endnote:

Omit “custody or access;”, substitute “rights of custody or rights of access;”.

7.5   Form 4:

Omit “Details concerning custody of child”, substitute “Details concerning rights of  custody of child”.

7.6   Form 4:

Paragraph 5 (second occurring):

Omit “pursue a claim”, substitute “secure rights”.

7.7   Form 4:

Paragraph 8:

Omit “access”, substitute “rights of access”.

7.8   Form 4:

Paragraph 9 (a):

Omit “custody or access;”, substitute “rights of custody or rights of access;”.

7.9   Form 4A:

Cross application:

Paragraph 3 (second occurring):

Omit “pursue a claim to”, substitute “secure rights of”.

7.10   Form 4A:

Cross application:

Paragraph 5 (a):

Omit “custody or access;”, substitute “rights of custody or rights of access;”.

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NOTES

1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on  5 June 1996.

2.   Statutory Rules 1986 No. 85 as amended by 1989 No. 206; 1990 No. 37; 1992 Nos. 34 and 159; 1993 Nos. 263 and 358; 1994 Nos. 252, 275 and 344; 1995 Nos. 296 and 334.