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Section 77 of the Administration Act says in this case-
(6) No husband, wife, civil union partner, or surviving de facto partner, no issue, and no parents, but 1 or more brothers or sisters (whether of full or half blood)
All of the estate is held on the statutory trusts for the 1 or more brothers or sisters
This does mean that the half sibling is entitled to a share
In this situation, that is the correct statement of law as described in the Administration Act
I assume the law was passed in this form because Parliament wanted half siblings to have the same rights as full siblings, and this was specifically set out to ensure this was clear
Having read the decision, my views have not changed. Your half sister is still entitled to an equal share of the estate. Half sister means the same as half blood. This term"half blood" is perhaps an old fashioned term, but simply means that children of full blood share two parents, and children of half blood share one parent. I dont have any doubt about that
I think you want someone to tell you that you are right, which I will not do, if I do not agree. Whether the person is a descendent is irrelevant to whether they are of half or full blood. The factor to decide whether they get a share is the half blood, but of of course they share one ancestor, either the mother or father and therefore descend from one or both
Am I missing something in your question? You clearly don't agree with my answer, but I may have misunderstood you.