7 Appointment of lawyer to represent child in proceedings

A court may appoint, or direct the Registrar of the court to appoint, a lawyer to represent a child who is the subject of, or who is a party to, proceedings (other than criminal proceedings) under this Act if the court—


has concerns for the safety or well-being of the child; and


considers an appointment necessary.

Section 7: replaced, on 31 March 2014, by section 5 of the Care of Children Amendment Act (No 2) 2013 (2013 No 74).