1 Short Title and commencement

(1)

This Act may be cited as the Family Proceedings Act 1980.

(2)

Except as provided in subsection (3) and in section 190(3), this Act shall come into force on 1 October 1981.

(3)

Sections 144 to 146 and 149 shall come into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council.

Section 2: sections 144–146 and 149 brought into force, on 1 March 1986, by clause 2 of the Family Proceedings Act (United Nations Convention) Commencement Order 1986 (SR 1986/9).