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, the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Act 2008 (the amendment Act).
The amendment Act amends the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989 (the principal Act) to—
enable the Registrar of the Court to appoint a barrister or solicitor to represent a child or young person in proceedings under Part 2 or 3A of the principal Act, or for any other specified purpose considered desirable; and
enable the Court to direct a Registrar to appoint a barrister or solicitor to assist the Court; and
provide that accredited news media reporters and support persons may attend the hearing of any proceedings under Part 2 or 3A of the principal Act relating to a child or young person; and
provide that support persons may attend the hearing of an application under section 371 of the principal Act (Application for approval for continued detention in secure care); and
provide that sections 11B to 11D of the Family Courts Act 1980 apply to the publication of a report of any proceedings under Part 2, Part 3A, or section 371 of the principal Act in any court.
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Social Development.