Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 at 17:54
Found the official wording on it
"Children being seated in the front passenger seat
There are laws that cover this and it depends on both the age of the child and the vehicle being travelled in.
If the vehicle has only one row of seats (eg a utility):
• a child regardless of age can sit in the front seat
provided they are properly restrained. If the vehicle has a passenger airbag fitted, a rearward facing child restraint should not be used as engagement of the airbag could cause injury.
If the vehicle has two or more rows of seats:
• a child under the age of four years cannot sit in the front seat
of a vehicle that has more than one row of seats, even if the child is large enough to usually sit properly restrained in a booster seat
• a child aged between four and seven year of age cannot sit in the front seat
of a vehicle that as more than one row of seats, unless all other available passenger seats are occupied by children under the age of seven years."