The Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003 implements the Hague Convention about child protection in Queensland. This act is available for download in full.
The following outline indicates the key parts of the legislation:
- Part 1 covers preliminary matters including the purposes of the Act, the application of the act, definitions of key terms and circumstances in which a Queensland court may exercise jurisdiction under this Act.
- Part 2 covers jurisdiction for the person of a child.
- Part 3 covers jurisdiction for decisions about a guardian of a child's property.
- Part 4 covers applicable law.
- Part 5 covers recognition of foreign measures and their enforcement in Queensland, including actions to be taken in recognition of foreign measures to protect a child.
- Part 6 covers co-operation and other matters, including the obligation of the department to inform a competent authority in another country about serious danger to a child.
- Part 7 covers miscellaneous provisions including delegation of powers under the Act, power to make regulations and other legislation impacted by this Act.
- Schedule 1 reproduces the Hague Convention about child protection.
- Schedule 4 provides a dictionary to set out the meaning of terms used in this Act.