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Regulations to implement the Convention

             (1)  The regulations may make such provision as is necessary or convenient to enable the performance of the obligations of Australia, or to obtain for Australia any advantage or benefit, under the Child Protection Convention.

             (2)  Regulations made for the purposes of this section may, in particular:

                     (a)  provide that the regulations do not affect the operation of laws of a State or Territory that relate to the implementation of the Child Protection Convention; and

                     (b)  provide that specified provisions of the Child Protection Convention have the force of law in Australia; and

                     (c)  include a list of Convention countries or territorial units of Convention countries.

             (3)  Regulations made for the purposes of this section may:

                     (a)  confer jurisdiction on a federal court (other than the High Court) or a court of a Territory; or

                     (b)  invest a court of a State with federal jurisdiction.

Such jurisdiction is in addition to any other jurisdiction provided for under this Act.

             (4)  Regulations made for the purposes of subsection (3) may make different provision in respect of matters arising in relation to different States or Territories. This subsection does not, by implication, limit subsection 33(3A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (5)  Subsections (2), (3) and (4) do not, by implication, limit subsection (1).

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