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.

6.2 Collecting information


This chapter explains how Services Australia obtains information to administer the child support legislation. The Child Support Registrar can compel a person to provide information, to attend and answer questions and to produce documents. Services Australia can also gain access to employer records. However, most information Services Australia uses is obtained from parents or third parties without compulsion.

WA ex-nuptial cases

The information in this chapter applies to WA ex-nuptial children.

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