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.
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 DHS. 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.