6.1.1 Child Support Registrar's Powers

Context

The Child Support Registrar (the Registrar) holds statutory powers and functions under the CSA Act and the CSRC Act.

Act references

CSRC Act

CSA Act

Description

The Registrar is authorised by Parliament, through the CSA Act and the CSRC Act, to make decisions on child support cases under those Acts.

The Registrar cannot personally make every decision on every child support case. In practice, most decisions are made by officers and employees of DHS. These people are either exercising a power delegated directly to them by the Registrar, or have been authorised by the Registrar (or the Registrar's delegate) to exercise their power (or delegated power) on their behalf.

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016