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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 (NO. 28, 2009) - SECT 17

Meaning of child of a person

             (1)  A child of a person includes:

                     (a)  someone who is a child of the person within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975 ; and

                     (b)  an adopted child or step‑child of the person.

It does not matter whether the child is an adult.

             (2)  If, under this section, one person is a child of another person, other family relationships are also to be determined on the basis that the child is a child of that other person.

Note:          For example, for the purpose of leave entitlements in relation to immediate family under Division 7 of Part 2‑2 (which deals with personal/carer's leave and compassionate leave):

(a)    the other person is the parent of the child, and so is a member of the child's immediate family; and

(b)    the child, and any other children, of the other person are siblings, and so are members of each other's immediate family.

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