(a) the child’s mother;
(b) the child’s father;
(c) a person who exercises parental responsibility for the child.
(2) However, a person standing in the place of a parent of a child on a temporary basis is not a parent of the child.
(3) A parent of an Aboriginal child includes a person who, under Aboriginal tradition, is regarded as a parent of the child.
(4) A parent of a Torres Strait Islander child includes a person who, under Island custom, is regarded as a parent of the child.
(5) Despite subsections (1), (3) and (4), if –
(a) a person is granted guardianship of a child under the Child Protection Act 1999, or
(b) a person otherwise exercises parental responsibility for a child under a decision or order of a federal court or a court of a State;
then a reference in this Act to a parent of a child is a reference only to a person mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).
Common Law Duty of Care
1. Those responsible for curriculum activities must take reasonable care to avoid foreseeable risks of injury, for example by:
- making sure that activities are safe and appropriate for the students’ age
- ensuring students are properly instructed and prepared for the activities
- ensuring all equipment is in a safe condition to use
- providing adequate supervision.
Means official travel within Australia, including Australian territories.
International (overseas) travel
Means official travel from Australia to an overseas country/countries.