1.4.4 Overseas-related Maintenance Obligations
The legislation relating to overseas-related maintenance obligations applies to Western Australian (WA) ex-nuptial cases.
Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act section 51
Overseas-related maintenance obligations & WA ex-nuptial cases
The Commonwealth has the Constitutional power to make laws to manage Australia's external affairs. This means that the child support legislation regarding overseas-related maintenance obligations (1.5.2) applies to WA ex-nuptial cases without any need for related child support legislation being adopted by the WA Parliament.