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BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT 2003 - SECT 10

Registration of parentage details

10 Registration of parentage details

(1) This section applies if a person applies—
(a) to register the birth of a child; or
(b) to include information about the identity of a child’s parent in the register of births after the child’s birth has been registered.
(2) The registrar must not include information in the register of births that identifies a person as the parent of a child unless—
(a) both—
(i) the person signed a birth registration application; and
(ii) the registrar is satisfied that the person is a parent of the child; or
(b) the registrar is entitled under the Status of Children Act 1978 , section 26 to presume that the person is a parent of the child.
(3) However, the registrar may include information about the identity of a parent who did not sign the birth registration application if—
(a) the registrar is satisfied that the parent did not sign because—
(i) the parent is dead; or
(ii) the parent’s whereabouts are unknown; or
(iii) the parent is unable to sign the application; or
(iv) the parent is, for another justifiable reason, unable to apply; or
(b) the registrar is satisfied that the other parent does not dispute the correctness of the information; or
(c) the registrar is entitled under a law, including a law of another State or the Commonwealth, to make a presumption as to the identity of the child’s parent.
(4) In circumstances prescribed under a regulation, the registrar may require a person who claims that someone is a parent of a child to prove it by giving the registrar a copy of a court finding mentioned in the Status of Children Act 1978 , section 26 .



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