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AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT 2007 - SECT 6

Responsible parent

             (1)  For the purposes of this Act, a person is a responsible parent in relation to a child if and only if:

                     (a)  the person is a parent of the child except where, because of orders made under the Family Law Act 1975 , the person no longer has any parental responsibility for the child; or

                     (b)  under a parenting order the child is to live with the person (whether or not the person is a parent of the child); or

                     (c)  under a parenting order the person has parental responsibility for the child's long-term or day-to-day care, welfare and development (whether or not the person is a parent of the child); or

                     (d)  the person (whether or not a parent of the child) has guardianship or custody of the child, jointly or otherwise, under an Australian law or a foreign law, whether because of adoption, operation of law, an order of a court or otherwise.

          (1A)  In paragraph (1)(a):

"parental responsibility" has the same meaning as in Part VII of the Family Law Act 1975 .

             (2)  Expressions used in paragraphs (1)(b) and (c) have the same meaning as in the Family Law Act 1975 .



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