PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART II - INTERPRETATION  

Division 1 - General definitions  

SECTION 6AA   MEANING OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON  

6AA(1)  
A responsible person for an individual is:


(a) a parent of the individual; or


(b) a child or sibling of the individual if the child or sibling is at least 18 years old; or


(c) a spouse or de facto partner of the individual; or


(d) a relative of the individual if the relative is:


(i) at least 18 years old; and

(ii) a member of the individual ' s household; or


(e) a guardian of the individual; or


(f) a person exercising an enduring power of attorney granted by the individual that is exercisable in relation to decisions about the individual ' s health; or


(g) a person who has an intimate personal relationship with the individual; or


(h) a person nominated by the individual to be contacted in case of emergency.

6AA(2)  
In this section:

child
: without limiting who is a child of an individual for the purposes of subsection (1), each of the following is a child of an individual:


(a) an adopted child, stepchild, exnuptial child or foster child of the individual;


(b) someone who is a child of the individual within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975 .

parent
: without limiting who is a parent of an individual for the purposes of subsection (1), someone is a parent of an individual if the individual is his or her child because of the definition of child in this subsection.

relative
, of an individual (the first individual ) means a grandparent, grandchild, uncle, aunt, nephew or niece of the first individual and for this purpose, relationships to the first individual may also be traced to or through another individual who is:


(a) a de facto partner of the first individual; or


(b) the child of the first individual because of the definition of child in this subsection.

sibling
of an individual includes:


(a) a half-brother, half-sister, adoptive brother, adoptive sister, step-brother, step-sister, foster-brother and foster-sister of the individual; and


(b) another individual if a relationship referred to in paragraph (a) can be traced through a parent of either or both of the individuals.

stepchild
: without limiting who is a stepchild of an individual, someone is a stepchild of an individual if he or she would be the individual ' s stepchild except that the individual is not legally married to the individual ' s de facto partner.




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