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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 91

Intervention by Attorney-General

             (1)  The Attorney-General may intervene in, and contest or argue any question arising in:

                     (a)  any proceedings under this Act where the court requests the Attorney-General to do so or a matter arises that affects the public interest; or

                     (b)  any proceedings under this Act for or in relation to:

                              (i)  a parenting order, other than a child maintenance order; or

                             (ii)  an order under section 67ZC.

          (1A)  At any time after a divorce order has been made in any proceedings and before it has taken effect, the Attorney-General may intervene in the proceedings for the purpose of bringing to the notice of the court matters relevant to the exercise of its powers under section 58.

             (2)  Where the Attorney-General intervenes in any proceedings, the Attorney-General shall be deemed to be a party to the proceedings with all the rights, duties and liabilities of a party.



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