Commonwealth Consolidated Regulations

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Parent and child

             (1)  A reference in these Regulations to a parent includes a step-parent.

             (2)  For subsection 5CA(2) of the Act, if a child has been adopted under formal adoption arrangements mentioned in paragraph 1.04(1)(a) or (b) by a person or persons (the adoptive parent or parents ):

                     (a)  the child is taken to be the child of the adoptive parent or parents; and

                     (b)  the child is taken not to be the child of any other person (including a person who had been the child's parent or adoptive parent before the adoption).

Note 1:       A child cannot have more than 2 parents (other than step-parents) unless the child has been adopted under arrangements mentioned in paragraph 1.04(1)(c).

Note 2:       Parent is defined in subsection 5(1) of the Act, and child is defined in section 5CA of the Act.

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