In this Part:
"child protection order", for a child, means a final court order made under a child welfare law, or in force under an interstate law, that:
(a) is of the same or a similar nature as a protection order; and
(b) gives responsibility (however described) in relation to the child to:
(i) a Minister of the Crown in right of the Territory or a State; or
(ii) a government department or statutory authority, or the chief executive officer (however described) of, or someone employed or engaged in, the department or authority; or
(iii) an organisation or the chief executive officer (however described) of the organisation.
"child protection proceeding" means a proceeding in a court under a child welfare law for:
(a) a finding (however described, and includes a finding that a child is in need of protection) that is a prerequisite to the making of a child protection order; or
(b) the making of a child protection order or interim order; or
(c) the extension, variation or revocation of a child protection order.
"child welfare law" means:
(a) a law of a State that substantially corresponds to the provisions in Part 2.3 that relate to a protection order; or
(b) a child welfare law specified by regulation under section 154 (1).
"Children's Court", for a State, means a court that has the jurisdiction to hear and determine a child protection proceeding at first instance in the State.
"home order" means a protection order.
"home proceeding" means any proceeding in the Court for the making of, or relating to, a protection order.
"interim order" means:
(a) an order made under section 170 ; or
(b) an equivalent order made under an interstate law.
"interstate law" means:
(a) a law of a State that substantially corresponds to the provisions in this Part; or
(b) an interstate law specified by regulation under section 154 (2).
"interstate officer", for a State, means:
(a) the person holding or occupying the office or position that has the principal responsibility for the protection of children in the State under the child welfare law of the State; or
(b) the person holding or occupying the office or position specified in the regulations under section 154 (3) for the State.
"parent", for a child to whom a home order or child protection order relates, includes anyone who would have parental responsibility for the child if the order had not been made.
"participating State" means a State in which an interstate law is in force.
"sending State" means the State from which a child protection order or child protection proceeding is transferred under an interstate law.
(a) a State or another Territory of the Commonwealth; or
(b) New Zealand.
"working day" means:
(a) for a court – a day on which the court's offices are open; or
(b) for the CEO – a day on which the Department's principal office is open.