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ADOPTION ACT 2009 - SECT 231
Court to ensure parties understand proceeding
231 Court to ensure parties understand proceeding
(1) The Childrens Court must, as far as practicable, ensure the parties to a
proceeding understand the nature, purpose and legal implications of the
proceeding and of any order or ruling made by the court.
(2) If a party to a
proceeding has a difficulty communicating in English or a disability that
prevents the party from understanding or taking part in the proceeding, the
Childrens Court must not hear the proceeding without an interpreter to
translate things said in the proceeding or a person to facilitate the party
taking part in the proceeding.
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