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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 111CW

Court proceedings dealing with whom a child spends time with

             (1)  A court hearing proceedings under Part VII (Children) or regulations made for the purposes of section 111B dealing with:

                     (a)  whom a child is to spend time with; or

                     (b)  whom a child is to communicate with;

must admit into evidence and consider the findings (if any) of a competent authority of a Convention country on the suitability of a parent as a person for the child to spend time with or communicate with.

             (2)  The court may adjourn the proceedings pending the outcome of a request by a parent of the child to a competent authority of a Convention country for a finding on the suitability of the parent as a person for the child to spend time with or communicate with.

             (3)  On the application of a parent who is an Australian resident seeking to have, or to continue to have, a child spend time with or communicate with the parent, a court may:

                     (a)  admit evidence; and

                     (b)  make a finding on the suitability of that parent as a person for the child to spend time with or communicate with; and

                     (c)  specify conditions on which the child is to spend time with or communicate with the person.



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