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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 22:16)
Chapter 6 Section 123
123   Guardian ad litem—child
(1)  The Court may appoint a guardian ad litem for a child if it is of the opinion that:
(a)  there are special circumstances that warrant the appointment, and
(b)  the child will benefit from the appointment.
(2)  Special circumstances that warrant the appointment of a guardian ad litem may include that the child has special needs because of age, disability or illness.
(3)  The functions of a guardian ad litem of a child are:
(a)  to safeguard and represent the interests of the child, and
(b)  to instruct the Australian legal practitioner representing the child.
(4)  An Australian legal practitioner representing a child for whom a guardian ad litem has been appointed is to act on the instructions of the guardian ad litem.