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s. 39(1) of the ''[[Family Law Act]]'', a child's parents are usually the child's guardians as long as they have lived together during the child's life. These parents are guardians and don't need an order or an agreement to make them a guardian. A parent who has never lived with their child isn't a guardian unless the parent "regularly cares" for the child.
s. 50, only a parent can become the guardian of a child through an agreement with all of the child's guardians. (Of course, the only parents who would need to become a guardian in this way are parents who aren't guardians to begin with — parents who have never lived with the child and have not "regularly cared" for the child.) Someone who is not a parent can't be made a guardian by an agreement.
Only a guardian can have parental responsibilities for a child under the ''Family Law Act''. These responsibilities are listed at
<blockquote><tt>(a) making day-to-day decisions affecting the child and having day-to-day care, control and supervision of the child;</tt></blockquote>