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SR 2003 No. 66 Regulations as amended, taking into account amendments up to Family Law Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Regulations 2019
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Family Law (Child Protection Convention) Regulations 2003

Statutory Rules No. 66, 2003

made under the

Family Law Act 1975

Compilation No. 1

Compilation date:                           23 March 2019

Includes amendments up to:         F2019L00344

Registered:                                      5 April 2019

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Family Law (Child Protection Convention) Regulations 2003 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 23 March 2019 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

For more information about any editorial changes made in this compilation, see the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self‑repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Part 1—Introductory                                                                                                                                     1

1............................ Name of Regulations..................................................................................... 1

3............................ Definitions.................................................................................................... 1

Part 2—Comparable State law                                                                                                                3

4............................ Application of Regulations............................................................................ 3

Part 3—Commonwealth and State central authorities                                                              4

5............................ Functions etc of Commonwealth central authority........................................ 4

6............................ Notice of designation of Commonwealth central authority............................ 4

7............................ State central authorities.................................................................................. 4

8............................ State central authorities—designation by Commonwealth............................. 5

9............................ Notice of designation of State central authority............................................. 5

Part 4—Commonwealth protection measure                                                                                  6

10.......................... Overseas recognition of a Commonwealth protection measure..................... 6

Part 5—Foreign measures—receipt by Commonwealth                                                          7

Division 1—Registration and implementation                                                                           7

11.......................... Foreign measures received by Commonwealth central authority................... 7

12.......................... Court recognition of a foreign measure......................................................... 7

13.......................... Measure relating to special medical treatment................................................ 7

14.......................... Measure relating to protection from abuse.................................................... 8

Division 2—Variation or cancellation                                                                                           9

15.......................... Application for variation or cancellation by court.......................................... 9

16.......................... Matters relevant in proceedings relating to a foreign measure....................... 9

17.......................... Notification of competent authority in Convention country......................... 10

18.......................... Request to foreign competent authority to vary or cancel a measure........... 10

Part 6—International cooperation                                                                                                       11

19.......................... Certificate by Registrar—parental responsibility......................................... 11

20.......................... Effect of certificate...................................................................................... 11

Part 7—Implementation of the Convention in State matters                                              12

Division 1—Application of the Convention and jurisdiction of State courts           12

21.......................... Provisions of Convention to have effect in each State................................. 12

22.......................... State court to have jurisdiction.................................................................... 12

23.......................... State court may make rules.......................................................................... 12

Division 2—Foreign measures—receipt by State                                                                  13

24.......................... Foreign measures received by State central authority.................................. 13

25.......................... State court recognition of a foreign measure............................................... 13

Division 3—Variation or cancellation by State court                                                         14

26.......................... Application for variation or cancellation by State court............................... 14

27.......................... Matters relevant in proceedings relating to a foreign measure..................... 14

28.......................... Notification of competent authority in Convention country......................... 15

29.......................... Request to foreign competent authority to vary or cancel a measure........... 15

Part 8—Miscellaneous                                                                                                                                 16

30.......................... Filing or issuing of documents—forms...................................................... 16

Schedule 2—State laws relevant to, or affected by, these Regulations     17

1............................ Laws of New South Wales......................................................................... 17

2............................ Laws of Victoria......................................................................................... 17

3............................ Laws of Queensland................................................................................... 17

4............................ Laws of Western Australia.......................................................................... 17

5............................ Laws of South Australia............................................................................. 18

6............................ Laws of Tasmania....................................................................................... 18

7............................ Laws of the Australian Capital Territory..................................................... 18

8............................ Laws of the Northern Territory................................................................... 18

Schedule 3—Forms                                                                                                                               19

Form 1—Heading of documents used in court proceedings                                                19

Family Law (Child Protection Convention) Regulations 2003................................................... 19

Form 2—Affidavit                                                                                                                                         20

Form 3—Application for order                                                                                                             21

Application for order under section 111CN*/section 111CW*/ regulation 15*/the Convention* in a State court.................................................................................................................... 21

1............................ Identity of child, parents, applicant(s)......................................................... 21

1.1......................... Child........................................................................................................... 21

1.2......................... Applicant(s)................................................................................................ 21

2............................ Order sought............................................................................................... 21

3............................ Attachments to application.......................................................................... 22

4............................ Any other matters in relation to application................................................. 22

Affidavit................ 22

Form 4—Notice of application                                                                                                               23

Notice of application for order under section 111CN*/ section 111CW*/regulation 15*/the Convention* in a State court............................................................................................................ 23

Attachment............ .................................................................................................................... 23

Form 5—Response to application                                                                                                         24

Response to application for order under section 111CN*/ section 111CW*/regulation 15*/the Convention* in a State court................................................................................................... 24

Affidavit................ .................................................................................................................... 24

Form 6—Reply in response to application                                                                                      25

Reply in response to application for order under section 111CN*/ section 111CW*/regulation 15*/the Convention* in a State court............................................................................................. 25

Affidavit................ .................................................................................................................... 25

Endnotes                                                                                                                                                               26

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                                                      26

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                                          27

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                                                       28

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                                                     29

Endnote 5—Editorial changes                                                                                                          30

 


Part 1Introductory

  

1  Name of Regulations

                   These Regulations are the Family Law (Child Protection Convention) Regulations 2003.

3  Definitions

             (1)  In these Regulations:

Act means the Family Law Act 1975.

Bureau means the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Commonwealth measure means a Commonwealth personal protection measure or a Commonwealth property protection measure.

document that is a foreign measure includes a document that, for a purpose of the Child Protection Convention, states the details of a foreign measure.

protection measure means a measure of protection within the meaning of the Child Protection Convention.

recognised foreign measure means a foreign measure that, under regulation 12, has been registered in a court in Australia.

special medical treatment, in relation to a child, means medical treatment that a parent of the child does not, under Commonwealth law, or the law in force in a State in which the child is present, have authority to consent to.

State includes the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.

State central authority has the meaning given by regulation 7.

State court means a court exercising jurisdiction under a law mentioned in Schedule 2.

State measure means a protection measure taken by an authority of a State.

             (2)  A word or expression defined for Division 4 of Part XIIIAA of the Act has the same meaning when used in these Regulations as it has for that Division.

Note 1:       Words and expressions to which subregulation (2) apply include:

·      another country

·      Australia

·      central authority (of a convention country)

·      Child Protection Convention

·      competent authority

·      Commonwealth central authority

·      Convention country

·      foreign measure

·      non‑Convention country.

Note 2:       Several other words or expressions used in these Regulations have the meaning given by subsection 4 (1) of the Act.  For example:

·      applicant

·      court

·      Registrar (in relation to a court).

Note 3:       Under subsection 111CA (2) of the Act, unless the contrary intention appears, expressions used in the Child Protection Convention have, in these Regulations, the meaning they have in the Convention.

Part 2Comparable State law

  

4  Application of Regulations

                   A provision of Part 6, 7 or 8 of these Regulations does not apply to a State in which there is in force a law having the same effect as, or comparable effect to, that which the provision would, except for this regulation, have for the State.

Part 3Commonwealth and State central authorities

  

Note:          Subregulation 3 (2) provides that a word or expression defined for Division 4 of Part XIIIAA of the Act has the same meaning when used in these Regulations, including Commonwealth central authority.

5  Functions etc of Commonwealth central authority

             (1)  The functions of the Commonwealth central authority are to do, or to coordinate the doing of, anything that is necessary:

                     (a)  to enable the performance of Australia’s obligations under the Child Protection Convention; and

                     (b)  to obtain for Australia any advantage or benefit under the Child Protection Convention.

             (2)  The Commonwealth central authority:

                     (a)  has all of the duties of a central authority under the Child Protection Convention; and

                     (b)  may exercise all of the powers of a central authority under the Child Protection Convention.

             (3)  If the exercise by the Commonwealth central authority of one of its functions (the Commonwealth function) would affect the exercise of a function of a State central authority, the Commonwealth central authority must consult the State central authority about the exercise of the Commonwealth function before it is exercised.

6  Notice of designation of Commonwealth central authority

                   As soon as practicable after the commencement of these Regulations, the Commonwealth central authority must tell the Bureau, in writing, the Commonwealth central authority’s name, address and functions.

7  State central authorities

             (1)  A State central authority for a State is a person:

                     (a)  so designated by the State (if it has the capacity to do so) and notified under subregulation 9 (1) to the Commonwealth central authority; or

                     (b)  if a person is not designated under paragraph (a)—so designated by the Commonwealth, under regulation 8.

             (2)  A State central authority designated under paragraph 8 (2) (b) ceases to be a State central authority under that regulation if the State concerned:

                     (a)  designates a State central authority for the State; and

                     (b)  informs the Commonwealth central authority of the designation under subregulation 9 (1).

8  State central authorities—designation by Commonwealth

             (1)  The Attorney‑General of the Commonwealth may designate a person, in writing, as a State central authority of a State for the purpose of these Regulations.

             (2)  A person designated must be:

                     (a)  the State Minister administering the laws of that State relating to the care and protection of children; or

                     (b)  a person holding, or for the time being performing the duties of, an office, in the department or service responsible for the administration of the care and protection of children in the State, that supervises the conduct of that care and protection.

             (3)  A designation may be expressed to have effect only in the circumstances mentioned in the instrument of designation.

             (4)  As soon as practicable after the Attorney‑General designates a State central authority, the Attorney‑General must publish a notice of the designation in the Gazette.

             (5)  In this regulation, State Minister means a Minister of the Crown for the State.

9  Notice of designation of State central authority

             (1)  As soon as practicable after a State designates a State central authority, the State must tell the Commonwealth central authority, in writing, the name, address and functions of the State central authority.

             (2)  As soon as practicable after a change to the name, address or functions of a State central authority, the State concerned must tell the Commonwealth central authority, in writing, about the change.

             (3)  As soon as practicable after the Commonwealth central authority is given information under subregulation (1) or (2), it must give the Bureau the same information, in writing.

             (4)  As soon as practicable after the Commonwealth central authority is told about a designation under subregulation (1), it must also publish a notice of the designation in the Gazette.

             (5)  If a State to which subregulation (1) or (2) does not apply gives the Commonwealth central authority information of a kind mentioned in the subregulation, the Commonwealth central authority must comply with subregulations (3) and (4) as if the information were given under the subregulation.

Note:          Subregulation (4) affects the operation of subregulations 9 (1) and (2) in relation to certain States.

Part 4Commonwealth protection measure

  

10  Overseas recognition of a Commonwealth protection measure

             (1)  The Registrar of a court may, on application by an interested person, send to the Commonwealth central authority for transmission to a central authority of a Convention country:

                     (a)  a certified copy of an order that is a protection measure taken under the Act; and

                     (b)  any information held by the court relating to the whereabouts of the child concerned; and

                     (c)  a request, in writing, that the order be recognised in the Convention country.

             (2)  Documents received by the Commonwealth central authority under subregulation (1) must be sent to a central authority of the Convention country.

             (3)  Nothing in this regulation prevents an interested person from obtaining, and sending to a central authority of a Convention country, or a competent authority of a Convention country or a non‑Convention country, copies of the documents and information mentioned in paragraphs (1) (a) and (b) with a request for recognition of the order.

Part 5Foreign measures—receipt by Commonwealth

Division 1Registration and implementation

11  Foreign measures received by Commonwealth central authority

                   On receiving a document that is a foreign measure, the Commonwealth central authority may:

                     (a)  send the document to a State central authority to be dealt with in accordance with the Child Protection Convention (or a comparable law of the State); or

                     (b)  send the document to a Registrar of the Family Court of Australia, the Family Court of Western Australia or the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory to be dealt with in accordance with regulation 12.

12  Court recognition of a foreign measure

             (1)  Subject to regulation 13, on receipt (under regulation 11 or with an application by an interested person) of a document that is a foreign measure, the Registrar of a court may register the foreign measure by:

                     (a)  filing in the court a copy of the document; and

                     (b)  noting the fact and date of registration on the copy.

             (2)  A foreign measure so registered (a recognised foreign measure):

                     (a)  has the same effect as a Commonwealth measure in the same terms; and

                     (b)  may, on application by the Registrar of a court or a person interested in the measure (including the child who is the subject of the measure), be registered concurrently in any other court having jurisdiction under the Act.

             (3)  A certificate by a court that the foreign measure has been registered in that court under this regulation is sufficient evidence to enable a concurrent registration to be made.

             (4)  To enforce a recognised foreign measure, an interested person may take legal proceedings in any court that has jurisdiction.

Note 1:       Section 111CT of the Act sets out the effect of registered foreign measures.

Note 2:       For subregulation (4)—jurisdiction is conferred by section 39 of the Act.

13  Measure relating to special medical treatment

             (1)  This regulation applies to a foreign measure that relates to special medical treatment of a child.

             (2)  A Registrar of a court who is aware that a foreign measure relates to special medical treatment must not register the measure unless the Family Court, or another authorised court or tribunal, having regard to the child’s best interests, has:

                     (a)  authorised the medical treatment; or

                     (b)  declared that registration is not contrary to public policy.

             (3)  In the absence of such an authorisation or declaration:

                     (a)  registration of the measure in a court is of no effect; and

                     (b)  if registration has occurred, a Registrar of the court, on becoming aware that the measure relates to special medical treatment, must:

                              (i)  cancel the registration; and

                             (ii)  notify the Commonwealth central authority.

             (4)  On receipt of notification under subparagraph (3) (b) (ii), the Commonwealth central authority must notify the State central authority of the State in which the child is present.

             (5)  For this regulation:

authorised court or tribunal means a court or tribunal that, under the law in force in the State in which the child concerned is present, has jurisdiction to authorise the special medical treatment of the child.

14  Measure relating to protection from abuse

             (1)  This regulation applies to proceedings under regulation 15 or proceedings under Part VII of the Act that are affected by a recognised foreign measure.

             (2)  If the court becomes aware that the foreign measure relates to the taking, by a competent authority in a Convention country, of a measure that, in relation to the child concerned:

                     (a)  is for the protection of the person of the child from abuse (within the meaning of subsection 60D (1) of the Act); and

                     (b)  in its implementation, would involve action by a competent authority in Australia or in another country;

                   the court may require the Registrar of the court to so inform, in writing, the State central authority of the State in which the child is present.

             (3)  If, within 7 days after receiving notice under subregulation (2), the State central authority gives the court written notice that a competent authority in the State will:

                     (a)  take a measure of protection in relation to the child; or

                     (b)  initiate proceedings in a court in relation to the child;

the court must suspend the proceedings before it and cancel the registration of the measure.

             (4)  Despite subregulation (3), if it appears to the court that it is in the child’s best interests to so do, the court may make interim orders in relation to the child.

Division 2Variation or cancellation

15  Application for variation or cancellation by court

             (1)  On the application of an interested person, a court may make an order:

                     (a)  varying the application of a recognised foreign measure; or

                     (b)  cancelling the registration of a recognised foreign measure relating to a child.

             (2)  An order may be made only if:

                     (a)  the competent authority in the Convention country in which the foreign measure was taken did not have jurisdiction in accordance with the Child Protection Convention to take the measure; or

                     (b)  in taking the measure, the competent authority in the Convention country is taken to have acted contrary to fundamental principles of procedure under Australian law; or

                     (c)  the registration, or enforcement, of the measure in Australia is contrary to public policy, taking into account the best interests of the child concerned; or

                     (d)  the court has jurisdiction under the Act to take a measure of protection for the child in accordance with Division 4 of Part XIIIAA of the Act.

             (3)  For paragraph (2) (b), a competent authority in a Convention country is taken to have acted contrary to fundamental principles of procedure under Australian law if it:

                     (a)  did not give the child, or a person with parental responsibility for the child, an opportunity to be heard before the foreign measure was taken; and

                     (b)  did not take the measure as a matter of urgency.

             (4)  For paragraph (2) (c), it is a relevant consideration that a court, in proceedings under the Family Law (Child Abduction Convention) Regulations 1986, has previously refused to order the return of the child from Australia to his or her country of habitual residence.

16  Matters relevant in proceedings relating to a foreign measure

             (1)  This regulation applies to proceedings affecting, or involving, a foreign measure.

             (2)  The court is bound by findings of fact on which the competent authority, in the Convention country in which the foreign measure was taken, based its jurisdiction.

             (3)  Subject to regulation 15, the court must not review the merits of the foreign measure.

             (4)  Any document relating to the foreign measure that is provided by a competent authority in a Convention country is admissible as evidence of any facts stated in the document.

             (5)  An affidavit relating to the foreign measure that is made by a witness who resides outside Australia, if filed in the proceedings, is admissible as evidence even though the witness does not attend the proceedings for cross‑examination.

17  Notification of competent authority in Convention country

                   When a court varies or cancels a foreign measure under this Division, the Registrar of the court must send to the competent authority in the Convention country in which the measure was taken:

                     (a)  3 certified copies of the order varying or cancelling the measure; and

                     (b)  a copy of any judgment, decision or statement of reasons given by the court in relation to the order; and

                     (c)  a copy of the depositions in the proceedings; and

                     (d)  such further material, if any, as the court considers appropriate.

18  Request to foreign competent authority to vary or cancel a measure

                   On the application of an interested person, the Commonwealth central authority may assist the person by sending a request to the appropriate competent authority in the Convention country in which a foreign measure was taken to vary, or cancel, the measure.

Part 6International cooperation

  

19  Certificate by Registrar—parental responsibility

             (1)  On application by an individual, for Article 40 of the Convention, the Registrar of a court may issue a certificate stating:

                     (a)  that the individual has parental responsibility for a child; and

                     (b)  whether the individual’s parental responsibility arises from section 61C of the Act or from a parenting order made by a court; and

                     (c)  the effect that any parenting order has on the individual’s parental responsibility under section 61D of the Act.

             (2)  A certificate issued under subregulation (1) must include a copy of section 61B of the Act.

Note:          Section 61B of the Act sets out the meaning of parental responsibility.

             (3)  The Registrar may, if he or she considers it appropriate, include such other information or material that describes the capacity in which the individual is entitled to act, and the powers of the person, in relation to the child.

20  Effect of certificate

             (1)  For Article 40 of the Convention, a certificate has effect under this regulation when issued by a central authority or competent authority of a Convention country other than Australia, being the country:

                     (a)  of the child’s habitual residence; or

                     (b)  where a measure of protection was taken for the child.

             (2)  A certificate that has effect under this regulation is presumed, in proceedings under the Act, to establish any of the following matters stated in the certificate:

                     (a)  that a person is entitled to act in a capacity in relation to a child;

                     (b)  that a person has certain powers in relation to a child.

             (3)  Any matter presumed to be established by subregulation (2) is rebuttable by evidence on the balance of probabilities.

Part 7Implementation of the Convention in State matters

Division 1Application of the Convention and jurisdiction of State courts

21  Provisions of Convention to have effect in each State

             (1)  Subject to regulation 4, the provisions of the Convention have effect in each State as a law of that State.

             (2)  Subregulation (1) applies to a State despite any inconsistent provision of the common law in force in the State or a law mentioned in Schedule 2.

22  State court to have jurisdiction

                   A State court may exercise jurisdiction in a matter for a request or an invitation made under Article 8 or 9 of the Convention, or in a matter arising under regulation 26.

23  State court may make rules

             (1)  A State court may make rules for the practice and procedure to be followed in proceedings under this Part.

             (2)  Subject to any rules made under subregulation (1), the forms prescribed by regulation 30 are to be used in the proceedings.

Division 2Foreign measures—receipt by State

24  Foreign measures received by State central authority

                   On receiving a document that is a foreign measure, a State central authority may:

                     (a)  deal with the measure in accordance with the Child Protection Convention; or

                     (b)  send the document to a Registrar of a State court to be dealt with in accordance with regulation 25.

25  State court recognition of a foreign measure

             (1)  On receipt of a document that is a foreign measure, the Registrar of a State court may register the foreign measure by:

                     (a)  filing in the court a copy of the document; and

                     (b)  noting the fact and date of registration on the copy.

             (2)  A foreign measure so registered (a recognised foreign measure):

                     (a)  has the same effect as a State measure, in the same terms; and

                     (b)  may, on application by the Registrar of a court or a person interested in the measure (including the child who is the subject of the measure), be registered concurrently in any other State court in that State.

             (3)  A certificate by a court that the foreign measure has been registered in that court under this regulation is sufficient evidence to enable a concurrent registration to be made.

             (4)  To enforce a recognised foreign measure, an interested person may take legal proceedings in any State court in which the measure is registered.

Division 3Variation or cancellation by State court

26  Application for variation or cancellation by State court

             (1)  On the application of an interested person, a State court may make an order:

                     (a)  varying the application of a recognised foreign measure; or

                     (b)  cancelling the registration of a recognised foreign measure relating to a child.

             (2)  An order may be made only if:

                     (a)  the competent authority in the Convention country in which the foreign measure was taken did not have jurisdiction in accordance with the Child Protection Convention to take the measure; or

                     (b)  in taking the measure, the competent authority in the Convention country is taken to have acted contrary to fundamental principles of procedure under Australian law; or

                     (c)  the registration, or enforcement, of the measure in Australia is contrary to public policy, taking into account the best interests of the child concerned; or

                     (d)  the State court has jurisdiction under the Convention to take a measure of protection for the child.

             (3)  For paragraph (2) (b), a competent authority in a Convention country is taken to have acted contrary to fundamental principles of procedure under Australian law if it:

                     (a)  did not give the child, or a person with parental responsibility for the child, an opportunity to be heard before the foreign measure was taken; and

                     (b)  did not take the measure as a matter of urgency.

27  Matters relevant in proceedings relating to a foreign measure

             (1)  This regulation applies to proceedings affecting, or involving, a foreign measure.

             (2)  The State court is bound by findings of fact on which the competent authority, in the Convention country in which the foreign measure was taken, based its jurisdiction.

             (3)  Subject to regulation 26, the State court must not review the merits of the foreign measure.

             (4)  Any document relating to the foreign measure that is provided by a competent authority in a Convention country is admissible as evidence of any facts stated in the document.

             (5)  An affidavit relating to the foreign measure that is made by a witness who resides outside Australia, if filed in the proceedings, is admissible as evidence even though the witness does not attend the proceedings for cross‑examination.

28  Notification of competent authority in Convention country

                   When a State court varies or cancels a foreign measure under this Division, the Registrar of the court must send to the competent authority in the Convention country in which the measure was taken:

                     (a)  3 certified copies of the order varying or cancelling the measure; and

                     (b)  a copy of any judgment, decision or statement of reasons given by the court in relation to the order; and

                     (c)  a copy of the depositions in the proceedings; and

                     (d)  such further material, if any, as the court considers appropriate.

29  Request to foreign competent authority to vary or cancel a measure

                   On the application of an interested person, the State central authority may assist the person by sending a request to the appropriate competent authority in the Convention country in which a foreign measure was taken to vary, or cancel, the measure.

Part 8Miscellaneous

  

30  Filing or issuing of documents—forms

                   A document filed in or issued from a court in proceedings under section 111CN or 111CW of the Act, or regulation 15 or 26, must contain a heading in accordance with Form 1 and be in the following form:

                     (a)  for an affidavit—Form 2;

                     (b)  for an application for an order—Form 3;

                     (c)  for a notice of an application for an order—Form 4;

                     (d)  for a response to an application for an order—Form 5;

                     (e)  for a reply in response to an application for an order—Form 6.


Schedule 2State laws relevant to, or affected by, these Regulations

(subregulations 3 (1) and 21 (2))

1.  Laws of New South Wales

·     Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998

·     Children (Care and Protection) Act 1987

·     Children’s Court Act 1987

·     Guardianship Act 1987

·     Infants’ Custody and Settlements Act 1899

·     Minors (Property and Contracts) Act 1970

·     Public Trustee Act 1913

·     Protected Estates Act 1983

·     Supreme Court Act 1970

2.  Laws of Victoria

·     Administration and Probate Act 1958

·     Children and Young Persons (Reciprocal Arrangements) Act 2000

·     Children and Young Persons Act 1989

·     Guardianship and Administration Act 1986

·     Marriage Act 1958

·     Supreme Court Act 1986

3.  Laws of Queensland

·     Child Protection Act 1999

·     Children’s Court Act 1992

·     Guardianship and Administration Act 2000

·     Public Trustee Act 1978

·     Supreme Court Act 1995

4.  Laws of Western Australia

·     Child Welfare Act 1947

·     Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988

·     Family Court Act 1997

·     Guardianship and Administration Act 1990

·     Public Trustee Act 1941

·     Supreme Court Act 1935

5.  Laws of South Australia

·     Children’s Protection Act 1993

·     Guardianship and Administration Act 1993

·     Guardianship of Infants Act 1940

·     Public Trustee Act 1995

6.  Laws of Tasmania

·     Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997

·     Guardianship and Administration Act 1995

·     Guardianship and Custody of Infants Act 1934

·     Magistrates Court (Children’s Division) Act 1998

·     Public Trustee Act 1930

7.  Laws of the Australian Capital Territory

·     Children and Young People Act 1999

·     Guardianship and Management of Property Act 1991

·     Public Trustee Act 1985

·     Supreme Court Act 1933

8.  Laws of the Northern Territory

·     Community Welfare Act

·     Public Trustee Act 1979

·     Guardianship of Infants Act 1972

·     Supreme Court Act 1979

Schedule 3Forms

(regulation 25)

Form 1Heading of documents used in court proceedings

Family Law (Child Protection Convention) Regulations 2003

 

 

IN THE (insert name of court exercising jurisdiction)

 

No. (insert number of proceedings) of (insert year in which document is filed or issued)

 

DATE OF FILING*/ISSUE*: (insert date of filing or issue)

 

IN RELATION TO (insert forename(s) and surname(s) of child who is the subject of the proceedings, OR otherwise identify the proceedings in accordance with the rules of the court)

___________________________________________________________

* omit if inapplicable

Form 2Affidavit

 

(insert heading for document in accordance with Form 1)

 

I*/WE*, (insert forename(s) and surname(s) of deponent(s)), (insert occupation(s) of deponent(s)), of (insert address of deponents(s)), declare the following under oath:

(a)        I*/WE* am*/are* the deponent(s) for this document and have read the document and any attachment to the document;

(b)       the facts stated in the document, and any attachment to the document, that are within my*/our* knowledge are correct;

(c)        all other facts stated in the document, and in any attachment to the document, are correct to the best of my*/our* knowledge or belief.

 

SWORN by the deponent(s)

at       (insert place where declaration made)

on      (insert date of declaration)

          (signature)

Signature of deponent(s)

          (name)

Name of deponent(s)

          (title/position)

Title or position of deponent(s)

 

BEFORE ME:

          (signature)

Signature of person before whom affidavit is sworn

          (name)

Name of person before whom affidavit is sworn

          (title/position)

Title or position of person before whom affidavit is sworn

___________________________________________________________

* omit if inapplicable


Form 3Application for order

 

(insert heading for document in accordance with Form 1)

Application for order under section 111CN*/section 111CW*/ regulation 15*/the Convention* in a State court

1  Identity of child, parents, applicant(s)

1.1  Child

(insert the following details, if known, relating to the child)

Surname:

Forename/(s):

Sex:

Age:

Date and place of birth:

Father’s surname:

Forename/(s):

Mother’s maiden surname:

Forename/(s):

1.2  Applicant(s)

(insert the following details relating to the parents and applicant/(s) (if not a parent))

Mother

Surname:

Forename/(s):

Occupation:

Address:

Father

Surname:

Forename/(s):

Occupation:

Address:

Guardian (or other applicant)

Surname:

Forename/(s):

Occupation:

Address:

2  Order sought

Under regulation 15 of the Family Law (Child Protection Convention) Regulations 2003, application is made for the following order:

          (insert description of order sought)

3  Attachments to application

The following documents are attached:

          (insert description of documents attached)

4  Any other matters in relation to application

Under regulation 15 of the Family Law (Child Protection Convention) Regulations 2003, application is made for the following further order:

          (insert details or attach statement containing details)

 

DATED      (insert date)

 

          (signature)

Signature(s) of applicant(s)

 

          (insert title/position of State central authority)

If the applicant is a State central authority—the title or position of the authority.

Affidavit

          (insert affidavit—Form 2)

___________________________________________________________

* omit if inapplicable

Form 4Notice of application

 

(insert heading for document in accordance with Form 1)

Notice of application for order under section 111CN*/ section 111CW*/regulation 15*/the Convention* in a State court

 

TO:      (insert full name and title of person to whom notice is to be given)

OF:      (insert address of person to whom notice is to be given)

 

THE ATTACHED APPLICATION is set down for hearing by the (insert name of court) at (insert place where application is to be heard) on (insert date of hearing) at (insert time of hearing).

 

IF YOU WISH the court to make an order, or orders, other than the order sought in the attached application, you may, no later than 5 working days before the hearing, file with the court a brief statement of the matters on which you rely in support of the court making the order*/orders* that you seek; and

 

IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THE APPLICATION, OR DO NOT APPEAR AT THE HEARING, the court may make the order*/orders* sought in the attached application, or a similar order*/similar orders*, without considering what you have to say in response to the application, or in your absence.

 

DATED      (insert date)

 

          (signature—central authority)

 

          (name—central authority)

Attachment

The application under regulation 15 (including any attachment) is attached.

___________________________________________________________

* omit if inapplicable

Form 5Response to application

 

(insert heading for document in accordance with Form 1)

Response to application for order under section 111CN*/ section 111CW*/regulation 15*/the Convention* in a State court

 

IN RESPONSE TO the application made by (insert forename(s) and surname(s)) filed in the (insert name of court) on (insert date of filing of application), a copy*/notice* of which was given to me*/us* on (insert date on which copy, or notice, of the application was given to the respondent(s)), I*/WE*, (insert forename(s) and surname(s) of respondent(s)) state as follows:

 

(insert brief statement of matters in support of the court making an order other than the order sought in the application)

 

DATED      (insert date)

 

              (signature(s)—respondent(s))

 

              (name—respondent(s))

 

              (title/position)

Title/position of respondent(s)

Affidavit

          (insert affidavit—Form 2)

___________________________________________________________

* omit if inapplicable

Form 6Reply in response to application

 

(insert heading for document in accordance with Form 1)

Reply in response to application for order under section 111CN*/ section 111CW*/regulation 15*/the Convention* in a State court

 

IN REPLY TO the response to my*/our* application made by (insert forename(s) and surname(s) of respondent(s)) filed in the (insert name of court) on (insert date of filing of response), I*/WE* state as follows:

 

          (insert brief reply to matters stated in response to application)

 

DATED      (insert date)

 

              (signature(s)—applicant(s))

 

              (name—applicant(s))

 

              (title/position)

Title/position of applicant(s)

Affidavit

          (insert affidavit—Form 2)

___________________________________________________________

* omit if inapplicable


Endnotes

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1—About the endnotes

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

Endnote 3—Legislation history

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Abbreviation key—Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history—Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev…) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub‑Ch = Sub‑Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3—Legislation history

 

Name

Registration or gazettal

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Family Law (Child Protection Convention) Regulations 2003 (SR No 661, 2003)

28 Apr 2003

1 Aug 2003 (r 2)

 

Family Law Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Regulations 2019

22 Mar 2019 (F2019L00344)

Sch 1 (items 10–13): 23 Mar 2019 (s 2(1) item 2)

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Part 1

 

s 2.............................................

rep LA s 48D

s 3.............................................

am F2019L00344

Part 5

 

Division 1

 

s 12...........................................

am F2019L00344

Part 7

 

Division 1

 

s 23...........................................

am F2019L00344

Schedule 1................................

rep F2019L00344

Schedule 2

 

Schedule 2................................

ed C1

 

Endnote 5—Editorial changes

In preparing this compilation for registration, the following kinds of editorial change(s) were made under the Legislation Act 2003.

 

Schedule 2

 

Kind of editorial change

 

Updates to references of a law or a provision

 

Details of editorial change

 

This compilation was editorially changed to reflect a change in the way that Northern Territory laws are cited.