This Act is the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998.
This Act commences on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.
(1) In this Act:
background checking—see Division 3 of Part 7.
children means persons under the age of 18 years.
Commission means the Commission for Children and Young People constituted by this Act.
Commissioner means the Commissioner for the Commission for Children and Young People.
exercise a function includes perform a duty.
function includes a power, authority or duty.
government agency includes any public or local authority.
non-government agency includes any commercial or non-commercial organisation.
Parliamentary Joint Committee means the joint committee called the Committee on Children and Young People constituted under this Act.
Presiding Officer means the President of the Legislative Council or the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. However:(a) if there is a vacancy in the office of President, the reference to the President is a reference to the Clerk of the Legislative Council, or(b) if there is a vacancy in the office of Speaker, the reference to the Speaker is a reference to the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly.
review application—see Part 7.
special inquiry means a special inquiry conducted by the Commission under Part 4.(2) Notes included in this Act do not form part of this Act.