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CHILD SUPPORT (ASSESSMENT) ACT 1989 - SECT 96

Notice of decision to be given

             (1)  If the Registrar accepts or refuses to accept an agreement made in relation to a child, the Registrar must immediately notify each party to the agreement of the decision.

             (2)  The notice must include, or be accompanied by, a statement that specifically draws the attention of the parties to the agreement to the right:

                     (a)  to object, subject to the Registration and Collection Act, to the decision (the original decision ); and

                     (b)  if aggrieved by a later decision on an objection to the original decision (no matter who lodges the objection but subject to that Act and the AAT Act), to apply to the AAT for review of the later decision.

             (3)  A contravention of subsection (2) in relation to a decision does not affect the validity of the decision.

             (4)  If a child support agreement includes lump sum payment provisions, the notice must specify:

                     (a)  the amount of the lump sum payment specified in the agreement; and

                     (b)  any annual rate and daily rate of child support that remains payable after taking into account any remaining lump sum payment (within the meaning of the Registration and Collection Act) that will be credited under section 69A of that Act.



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