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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 68M

Order that child be made available for examination

             (1)  This section applies if an independent children's lawyer is appointed to independently represent a child's interests in relation to proceedings under this Act.

             (2)  The court may, on application by the independent children's lawyer, order a person mentioned in subsection (3) to make the child available, as specified in the order, for an examination to be made for the purpose of preparing a report about the child for use by the independent children's lawyer in connection with the proceedings.

             (3)  The order may be directed to:

                     (a)  a parent of the child; or

                     (b)  a person with whom the child is to live under a parenting order; or

                     (c)  a person with whom the child is to spend time under a parenting order; or

                     (d)  a person with whom the child is to communicate under a parenting order; or

                     (e)  a person who has parental responsibility for the child.



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