The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ 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.

6.1.1 Child Support Registrar's powers


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

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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 Services Australia. 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.

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