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Children (Equality of Status) Act 1976 (1976 - 1996)

  • Children (Equality of Status) Act 1976

    Children (Equality of Status) Act 1976, courtesy of NSW legislation.
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From
1976
To
1996
Categories
Principal Act
Website
http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/sessionalview/sessional/act/1976-97.pdf

The Children (Equality of Status) Act 1976 (97/1976) was 'an Act to remove legal disabilities of ex-nuptial children; to facilitate the establishment of the paternity and maternity of children; and to amend the Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Act, 1973, and certain other Acts'. It removed the nineteenth and early twentieth century inequality in law between 'legitimate' and 'illegitimate' (ex-nuptial) children. This Act was amended by the Children (Equality of Status) Amendment Act 1979, the Maintenance (Amendment) Act 1977, the Miscellaneous Acts (Community Welfare) Repeal and Amendment Act 1987 and the Miscellaneous Acts (Education and Public Instruction) Repeal and Amendment Act 1987. It was repealed by the Status of Children Act 1996.

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 1976 - 1996 Children (Equality of Status) Act 1976
       1996 - Status of Children Act 1996

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Children (Equality of Status) Act 1976
Title
Children (Equality of Status) Act 1976
Type
Document
Date
1976
Source
NSW legislation

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Prepared by: Liam Hogan and Naomi Parry