[Taken from the To Remove and Protect website:]
The Child Welfare Act Amendment Act 1952, decreed that before declaring a child destitute, the court must be satisfied that all available proceedings have been taken to obtain an order against near relatives for contributions.
The Act is available from the AIATSIS 'To Remove and Protect' website.
See: Western Australia. Child Welfare Act Amendment Act 1952. Available http://www1.aiatsis.gov.au/exhibitions/removeprotect/leg/wa_leg.html; [accessed July 2011].