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FOREIGN STATES IMMUNITIES ACT 1985 - SECT 14

Ownership, possession and use of property etc.

  (1)   A foreign State is not immune in a proceeding in so far as the proceeding concerns:

  (a)   an interest of the State in, or the possession or use by the State of, immovable property in Australia ; or

  (b)   an obligation of the State that arises out of its interest in, or its possession or use of, property of that kind.

  (2)   A foreign State is not immune in a proceeding in so far as the proceeding concerns an interest of the State in property that arose by way of gift made in Australia or by succession.

  (3)   A foreign State is not immune in a proceeding in so far as the proceeding concerns:

  (a)   bankruptcy, insolvency or the winding up of a body corporate; or

  (b)   the administration of a trust, of the estate of a deceased person or of the estate of a person of unsound mind.


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