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SUCCESSION ACT 1981 - SECT 61A

Definitions for pt 5A

61A Definitions for pt 5A

In this part—

"child" means an individual under 18 years who is not, and has never been, married.

"guardian" , of a child, does not include a person who has guardianship of the child, under another Act, in the person’s capacity as the chief executive of a department of government of the Commonwealth or a State or as a Minister of the Commonwealth or a State.

"parent" , of a child

(a) includes—
(i) for an Aboriginal child—a person who, under Aboriginal tradition, is regarded as a parent of the child; and
(ii) for a Torres Strait Islander child—a person who, under Island custom, is regarded as a parent of the child; but
(b) does not include a parent whose parental responsibility for the child has been ended by—
(i) a decision or order of a federal court or a court of a State; or
(ii) a decision or order of another court that has effect in Queensland.

"testamentary guardian" , of a child, means a person who is a guardian of the child under an appointment by will.



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