(1) The regulations may make provision for, and in relation to, the following matters:
(a) giving effect to an international agreement that relates to maintenance obligations arising from family relationship, parentage or marriage;
(b) maintenance obligations arising from family relationship, parentage or marriage, where:
(i) the maintenance is claimed by or on behalf of a person who is in a reciprocating jurisdiction; or
(ii) the person from whom the maintenance is claimed is in a reciprocating jurisdiction.
(2) 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.
(4) In this section:
"international agreement " means an agreement whose parties are:
(a) Australia and a foreign country; or
(b) Australia and 2 or more foreign countries.
"reciprocating jurisdiction " means:
(a) a foreign country; or
(b) a part of a foreign country;
that is prescribed by the regulations to be a reciprocating jurisdiction for the purposes of this section.