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3.1 Australian liabilities


This chapter describes the liabilities created under the CSA Act and types of orders an Australian court can make under the FL Act which can be registered and enforced by the Registrar. It also describes court registered maintenance agreements.

WA ex-nuptial cases

The Family Court Act 1997 (WA) applies to children whose parents were never married. A court can make child maintenance orders and register parenting plans under the Family Court Act (WA), which are very similar to those possible under the FL Act.

WA ex-nuptial children are covered by the provisions of the CSA Act from 19 January 1991.

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