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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 69Z

Orders directed to children under 18

             (1)  This section applies if a parentage testing order, or an order under section 69X, requires a medical procedure or other act to be carried out in relation to a child who is under 18.

             (2)  The procedure or act must not be carried out in relation to the child under the order without the consent of:

                     (a)  a parent of the child; or

                     (b)  a guardian of the child; or

                     (c)  a person who, under a parenting order, has responsibility for the child's long-term or day-to-day care, welfare and development.

             (3)  The court may draw such inferences from a failure or refusal to consent as mentioned in subsection (2) as appear just in the circumstances.



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