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Contents (2000 - 75)
Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 23 November 2017 at 20:06)
Chapter 1 Section 4
4   Meaning of “Aboriginal” and “Torres Strait Islander”
(1)  In this Act:
Aboriginal has the same meaning as Aboriginal person has in the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.
Aboriginal child means a child descended from an Aboriginal and includes a child who is the subject of a determination under subsection (2).
Torres Strait Islander means a person who:
(a)  is descended from a Torres Strait Islander, and
(b)  identifies as a Torres Strait Islander, and
(c)  is accepted as a Torres Strait Islander by a Torres Strait Islander community.
Torres Strait Islander child means a child descended from a Torres Strait Islander and includes a child who is the subject of a determination under subsection (3).
(2)  Despite the definition of Aboriginal in subsection (1), the Court may determine that a child is an Aboriginal for the purposes of this Act if the Court is satisfied that the child is of Aboriginal descent.
(3)  Despite the definition of Torres Strait Islander in subsection (1), the Court may determine that a child is a Torres Strait Islander for the purposes of this Act if the Court is satisfied that the child is of Torres Strait Islander descent.