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.

6 Administration


The Secretary of DSS has the general administration of the child support legislation.

The Registrar has decision-making powers under the child support legislation and is subject to the provisions of other legislation such as the Privacy Act 1988 and the Freedom of Information Act 1982.


The chapters in this part describe the various provisions that affect how the Registrar exercises decision-making powers in child support cases.

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