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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1212B

Meaning of humanitarian purpose

                   For the purposes of this Part, a person's absence is for a humanitarian purpose at a particular time if the Secretary is satisfied that the absence is, at that time:

                     (a)  for the purpose of involvement in custody proceedings, criminal proceedings (other than criminal proceedings in respect of a crime alleged to have been committed by the person) or other legal proceedings; or

                     (b)  for purposes relating to the adoption of a child by the person; or

                     (c)  for a purpose specified in the regulations for the purposes of this paragraph.



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