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ADOPTION ACT 2009 - SECT 46
Counselling for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child
46 Counselling for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child
(1) This section applies to the counselling under section 45 if the child is
an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander.
(2) The counselling must be
carried out in a way and at a place that is appropriate to Aboriginal
tradition or Island custom.
(3) A person who, as part of the counselling,
explains the information under section 44 (3) , definition prescribed
information , paragraph (i) —
(a) need not be a counsellor under section 45
(b) must be an appropriate Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
(4) This section does not apply to the extent the child declines to receive
counselling in a way, or by a person, required by this section.
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