Care of Children Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

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Care of Children Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 6th day of April 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2 of the Care of Children Amendment Act 2008, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Care of Children Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009.

2 Commencement of certain provisions of Care of Children Amendment Act 2008

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

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.


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

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.