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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 111CL

Limitation when a child is wrongfully removed from or retained outside a Convention country

                   A court must not, other than in a case of urgency, exercise jurisdiction in accordance with paragraph 111CK(1)(a), (b) or (c) to take a Commonwealth property protection measure relating to a child if:

                     (a)  the child has been wrongfully removed from or retained outside a Convention country; and

                     (b)  an authority of the Convention country keeps jurisdiction under Article 7 of the Child Protection Convention.



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