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Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Current version for 4 May 2016 to date (accessed 24 August 2017 at 16:45)
Part 3 Division 2 Section 15
15   Responsibility to have birth registered
(1)  The parents of a child are jointly responsible for having the child’s birth registered under this Act (and must both sign the birth registration statement) but the Registrar may accept a birth registration statement from one of the parents if satisfied that it is not practicable to obtain the signatures of both parents on the birth registration statement.
(2)  If a child is a foundling, the person who has custody of the child is responsible for having the child’s birth registered.
(3)  The Registrar may accept a birth registration statement from a person who is not responsible for having the child’s birth registered if satisfied that:
(a)  the person lodging the statement has knowledge of the relevant facts, and
(b)  the child’s parents are unable or unlikely to lodge a birth registration statement.