The Guardianship and Custody of Infants Act 1957 also known by its full title 'An Act to amend the Guardianship and Custody of Infants Act 1934' (Act no.53/1957) empowered fathers to make applications to the court regarding custody of children. Previously only the mother could make a application. This legislation was repealed by Statute Law Revision Act 1958 (Act No.36/1958) on 24 July 1958.
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: Elizabeth Daniels
Created: 6 February 2015, Last modified: 22 April 2016