General Scheme of a Children and Family Relationships Bill

An act to provide for presumptions of paternity, the determination of parentage and declarations of parentage and to address parentage issues in the context of assisted reproduction and surrogacy, to prescribe the law relating to surrogacy arrangements and to make provision for the use of DNA tests to assist in the determination of parentage and to consolidate and reform the law relating to the guardianship and custody of and access to children and to make further provision in relation to the maintenance of children under the family law (maintenance of spouses and children) act, 1976 and to amend the law relating to the registration and re-registration of births and to amend the law on adoption and to provide for connected matters.

General Scheme of a Children and Family Relationships Bill (PDF-485KB)