Part 2 Guardianship and care of children

Subpart 1—Guardianship: responsibility for children, and decisions about children

Guardianship

15 Guardianship defined

For the purposes of this Act, guardianship of a child means having (and therefore a guardian of the child has), in relation to the child,—

(a)

all duties, powers, rights, and responsibilities that a parent of the child has in relation to the upbringing of the child:

(b)

every duty, power, right, and responsibility that is vested in the guardian of a child by any enactment:

(c)

every duty, power, right, and responsibility that, immediately before the commencement, on 1 January 1970, of the Guardianship Act 1968, was vested in a sole guardian of a child by an enactment or rule of law.

Compare: 1968 No 63 s 3; Family Law Act 1975 s 61B (Aust)