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Intervention in child abuse cases

             (1)  This section applies to proceedings under this Act in which it has been alleged that a child has been abused or is at risk of being abused.

             (2)  Each of the following persons is entitled to intervene in the proceedings:

                     (a)  a guardian of the child;

                     (b)  a parent of the child with whom the child lives;

                   (ba)  a person with whom the child is to live under a parenting order;

                   (bb)  a person who has parental responsibility for the child under a parenting order;

                     (c)  any other person responsible for the care, welfare or development of the child;

                     (d)  a prescribed child welfare authority;

                     (e)  a person who is alleged to have abused the child or from whom the child is alleged to be at risk of abuse.

             (3)  Where a person intervenes in proceedings pursuant to this section, the person is, unless the court otherwise orders, to be taken to be a party to the proceedings with all the rights, duties and liabilities of a party.

Note:       Division 12A of Part VII has provisions about procedure and evidence that apply to child-related proceedings (within the meaning of Part VII).

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