This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 18 May 2009, certain provisions of the Care of Children Amendment Act 2008 that amend the Care of Children Act 2004 (the principal Act) to—
enable the Court to direct the Registrar to appoint a lawyer to act for a child who is the subject of proceedings under the principal Act; and
extend the definition of approved provider so that this term also means a supervised contact service provider approved by the Secretary for Justice or an officer of the Court and nominated by the Family Court or Registrar; and
enable the Court to direct the Registrar to appoint a lawyer to assist the Court; and
enable the Court to direct the Registrar to request the preparation of a report on a child who is the subject of a certain kind of application; and
expressly permit a McKenzie friend to be present at the hearing of proceedings under the principal Act; and
provide that sections 11B to 11D of the Family Courts Act 1980 apply to the publication of a report of any proceedings under the principal Act in any court.
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.