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Mother convicted of offence for taking her child outside of Australia

Section 65Y of the Family Law Act imposes certain obligations on parents if parenting orders have been made. The section of the Act provides that a parent (or party to the proceedings) must not take or send a child concerned with the proceedings to a place from Australia to a place outside Australia. There are two exceptions …

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Modifying guardianship obligations under the Child Protection Act (Qld) 1999

Section 80(1) of the Child Protection Act 1999 (“the Act”) provides that if, under a child protection order for a child, another suitable person is granted guardianship of the child, that person must: Tell the parents where the child is living; and Give them information about the child’s care; and Provide opportunity for contact between …

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Coming home

I recently assisted a client register an order made in The Netherlands in Australia. That order permitted the mother to relocate the residence of the child to Australia. Read the full article on Lisa Foley’s LinkedIn account.