(1) The regulations may make provision with respect to authorising:
(a) a specified authority of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory; or
(b) the person from time to time holding or acting in a specified office established under a law of the Commonwealth or of a State or Territory;
to institute and conduct, on behalf of a child, in the authority's or person's discretion, proceedings with respect to the maintenance of the child.
(2) Proceedings instituted on behalf of a child under regulations covered by subsection (1) are taken, for the purposes of section 69C and the provisions referred to in it, to have been instituted by the child.