The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

4.3 Court applications, appeals & orders


This chapter explains:

  • what court applications a parent can make if they are not satisfied with the Registrar's decisions or an outcome of the AAT first or second review of a decision. This includes applications under the child support legislation and the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
  • the orders a court can make on those applications
  • orders that a court may make under the FL Act that affect a child support assessment or the details entered in the Register, and
  • how the Registrar interprets court orders, including orders made under the FL Act which will affect a child support assessment.

WA ex-nuptial cases

The information in this chapter applies to WA ex-nuptial children. See 1.4 for details of the date from which various provisions had effect.

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