1.1.P.10 Parent

Definition

Generally, the term parent has the same meaning under the FAAct as under the SSAct.

For FA purposes, a parent is the natural or adoptive parent of the child, or the child's parent where the child is the product of that person's previous or current relationship (whether that be a same-sex or opposite sex relationship).

Act reference: Family Law Act 1975 Part VII Children

Last reviewed: 11 May 2015