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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 119A

family

119A family

(1) Each of the following is a member of a person’s
"family"
(a) a spouse of the person;
(b) a child of the person;
(c) a parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the person, including—
(i) if the person is an Aboriginal person, a person—
(A) who is recognised under Aboriginal tradition as a member of the Aboriginal person’s family; and
Example—
‘Aboriginal tradition’ is defined under the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 . See schedule 1 of that Act.
(B) with whom the Aboriginal person has a relationship like that between an individual and a parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the individual; or
(ii) if the person is a Torres Strait Islander, a person—
(A) who is recognised under Island custom as a member of the Torres Strait Islander’s family; and
Example—
‘Island custom’ is defined under the Acts Interpretation Act 1954 . See schedule 1 of that Act.
(B) with whom the Torres Strait Islander has a relationship like that between an individual and a parent, grandparent, grandchild or sibling of the individual.
(2) For subsection (1) (b)
(a) a biological, adopted, step or foster child of a person is a child of the person; and
(b) an individual who is under 18 years and ordinarily a member of a person’s household is also a child of the person; and
(c) if a person is an Aboriginal person, an individual who is recognised under Aboriginal tradition as a child of the person is also a child of the person; and
(d) if a person is a Torres Strait Islander, an individual who is recognised under Island custom as a child of the person is also a child of the person.



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