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Court may order attendance at a post - separation parenting program

  (1)   In proceedings for a parenting order, the court may make an order directing a party to the proceedings to attend a post - separation parenting program.

Note:   Before making an order under this section, the court must consider seeking the advice of a family consultant about the services appropriate to the party's needs (see section   11E).

  (2)   In deciding whether to make a particular order under subsection   (1), a court must regard the best interests of the child as the paramount consideration.

Note:   Sections   60CB to 60CG deal with how a court determines a child's best interests.

  (3)   In this section:

"proceedings for a parenting order" includes:

  (a)   proceedings for the enforcement of a parenting order; and

  (b)   any other proceedings in which a contravention of a parenting order is alleged.

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