The Status of Children Act 1974 provided that all children were equal before the law even if they had been born to a single mother. Its full title was An Act to remove the legal disabilities of children born out of wedlock, and to establish parenthood of certain children.
Sources used to compile this entry: Law Research Service, Melbourne Law School, Law Library, The University of Melbourne. 'Find and Connect Project - Tasmanian Legislation', 20 January 2014, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Caroline Evans
Created: 24 February 2014, Last modified: 14 October 2015