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Orders relating to welfare of children

  (1)   In addition to the jurisdiction that a court has under this Part   in relation to children, the court also has jurisdiction to make orders relating to the welfare of children.

Note:   Division   4 of Part   XIIIAA (International protection of children) may affect the jurisdiction of a court to make an order relating to the welfare of a child.

  (2)   In deciding whether to make an order under subsection   (1) in relation to a child, a court must regard the best interests of the child as the paramount consideration.

Note:   Sections   60CB to 60CG deal with how a court determines a child's best interests.

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