Adoption Amendment Regulations 2002

2002/252

Adoption Amendment Regulations 2002


Note

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Justice.


Pursuant to section 28 of the Adoption Act 1955, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Adoption Amendment Regulations 2002.

    (2) In these regulations, the Adoption Regulations 19591 are called the principal regulations.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 21 October 2002.

3 Interpretation
  • Regulation 2 of the principal regulations is amended by omitting from the definition of Court the word Magistrate's, and substituting the word District.

4 New regulation 3 substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking regulation 3, and substituting the following regulation:

    3 Application
    • These regulations apply only to applications made to a District Court, but do not apply to the following applications (to which the Family Courts Rules 2002 apply):

      • (a) applications made to a Family Court; and

      • (b) applications made to a District Court acting under section 15 of the Family Courts Act 1980.

5 Records
  • (1) Regulation 4(1) of the principal regulations is amended by omitting the word Magistrate's.

    (2) Regulation 4(2) is amended by omitting the word Magistrate, and substituting the word Judge.

6 Schedule amended
  • The Schedule of the principal regulations is amended—

    • (a) by omitting from form 2 the word Magistrate's, and substituting the word District ; and

    • (b) by omitting from the proviso to paragraph (d) of the notes to form 2 the words an paternity order, and substituting the words a paternity order ; and

    • (c) by omitting from form 3 the expression followng conditons, and substituting the words following conditions ; and

    • (d) by omitting from the proviso to paragraph (d) of the notes to form 3 the words an paternity order, and substituting the words a paternity order ; and

    • (e) by omitting from form 5 the word Magistrate's, and substituting the word District ; and

    • (f) by omitting from forms 7 and 8 the words Esquire, Stipendiary Magistrate in both places where they appear, and substituting in each case the words , District Court Judge.

Marie Shroff,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 21 October 2002, amend the Adoption Regulations 1959 to—

applications made to District Courts acting under section 15 of the Family Courts Act 1980; and

  • replace references to Magistrates' Courts and Stipendiary Magistrates with references to District Courts and District Court Judges respectively; and

  • correct 3 drafting errors.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 September 2002.


  • 1 SR 1959/109