Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

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Children, Young Persons, and Their Families 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 Children, Young Persons, and Their Families 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 Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009.

2 Commencement of Children, Young Persons, and Their Families 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, 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.


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 Social Development.