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SCHEDULE 2 – Dictionary

"adoption entry" means an entry in the adopted children register.

"amending Act" , for part 9 , division 3 , see section 58 .

"application information" see section 41 .

"approved form" means a form approved by the chief executive under section 55 (1) .

"autopsy" means an autopsy or post mortem under—

(a) the Coroners Act 1958 , the Coroners Act 2003 or the Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979 ; or
(b) a law of another State or country that corresponds to an Act mentioned in paragraph (a) .

"birth" means the expulsion or extraction of a child from its mother.

"birth entry" means an entry in the register of births.

"birth registration application" see section 9 .

"cause of death certificate" see section 30 .

"certificate" includes an extract.

"child" includes a stillborn child.

"commissioner" ...

"coroner" means a coroner under the Coroners Act 2003 .

"corresponding law" means a law of another State that provides for the registration of births, deaths and marriages.

"cultural recognition order" see the Meriba Omasker Kaziw Kazipa (Torres Strait Islander Traditional Child Rearing Practice) Act 2020 , schedule 1 .

"death registration application" means a death registration application under section 29 .

"deputy registrar" see section 35 (1) .

"discharge order" means—
(a) a discharge order under the Surrogacy Act 2010 ; or
(b) an order of another Australian jurisdiction that corresponds to an order mentioned in paragraph (a) .

"disposal" , of human remains, means—
(a) cremation of the remains; or
(b) burial of the remains, including burial at sea; or
(c) placing the remains in a mausoleum or other permanent resting place; or
(d) placing the remains in the custody of an educational or scientific institution for the purpose of medical education or research; or
(e) removal of the remains from the State, other than if the remains have been cremated or are taken from the State by sea and buried at sea in the course of the voyage.

"family and child commissioner" means the principal commissioner under the Family and Child Commission Act 2014 .

"fee" includes a tax.

"funeral director" means a person who carries on the business of arranging for the disposal of human remains.

"guardian" means a guardian who has been appointed under a law of a State or the Commonwealth.

"historical information" means information in a register that relates to an event that was registered before a period prescribed under a regulation.
A regulation may prescribe that the information in the birth register for any births that were registered more than 90 years ago is historical information.

"marriage certificate" means an official certificate of marriage under the Marriage Act 1961 (Cwlth) , section 50 .

"midwife" means a person registered under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law to practise in the midwifery profession, other than as a student.

"non-Queensland coroner" means a person who holds a position equivalent to a coroner in another State.

"non-Queensland court" means—
(a) a court of another State; or
(b) a Commonwealth court.

"parentage order" means—
(a) a parentage order under the Surrogacy Act 2010 ; or
(b) an order of another Australian jurisdiction that corresponds to an order mentioned in paragraph (a) .

"person" includes a child.

"prohibited name" means a name that—
(a) is obscene or offensive; or
(b) could not practically be established by repute or usage—
(i) because it is too long; or
(ii) because it consists of, or includes, symbols without phonetic significance; or
(iii) for another reason; or
(c) includes or resembles an official title or rank; or
(d) is, or includes, a statement; or
‘Save Mother Earth’ or ‘Down with Capitalism’
(e) is contrary to the public interest for another reason; or
(f) a regulation states is a prohibited name.

"Queensland court" means a court of Queensland.

"recognition certificate" means a certificate issued under the law of another State that identifies the person who is the subject of the certificate as—
(a) having undergone sexual reassignment surgery; and
(b) being the sex stated in the certificate.

"register" , used as a noun, means a register maintained under section 40 .

"register" , used as a verb, means to enter information about a registrable event into the register.

"registering authority" means an authority responsible under a corresponding law for the registration of births, deaths and marriages.

"registrable event" means—
(a) a birth, death, marriage or change of name; or
(b) an adoption under the Adoption Act 2009 ; or
(c) a change of parentage under a parentage order; or
(ca) a change of parentage under a cultural recognition order; or
(d) another event for which the registrar is required, under another Act, to record in a register.

"registrar" see section 34 (1) .

"relevant child register" , for a person, means whichever of the following registers has an open entry for the person—
(a) the birth register;
(b) the adopted children register;
(c) the parentage order register;
(d) the cultural recognition register.

"school of anatomy" means a school of anatomy under the Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1979 .

"seal" includes a stamp.

"sexual reassignment surgery" means a surgical procedure involving the alteration of a person’s reproductive organs carried out—
(a) to help the person to be considered to be a member of the opposite sex; or
(b) to correct or eliminate ambiguities about the sex of the person.

"source document" means—
(a) a document, other than a document prescribed by regulation, given to the registrar in relation to the registration or notation of an event in a register kept by the registrar; or
(b) a digitised copy of a document to which paragraph (a) applies, kept by the registrar as an official record of the document.

"stillbirth" means the birth of a stillborn child.

"stillborn child" means a child—
(a) who has shown no sign of respiration or heartbeat, or other sign of life, after completely leaving the child’s mother; and
(b) who—
(i) has been gestated for 20 weeks or more; or
(ii) weighs 400g or more.

"vessel" includes a hovercraft.

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