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FEDERAL MAGISTRATES COURT RULES 2001 2001 NO. 195


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--INTRODUCTION

   1.01.   Name of Rules  
   1.02.   Commencement  
   1.03.   Objects  
   1.04.   Dictionary  
   1.05.   Application  
   1.06.   Court may dispense with rules  

   PART 2--DOCUMENTS

           Division 2.1--General

   2.01.   Requirements for documents  
   2.02.   Document must have distinctive number  
   2.03.   Document to be signed  
   2.04.   Forms  

           Division 2.2--Filing documents

   2.05.   How documents may be filed  
   2.06.   Registrar may refuse to accept document  
   2.07.   Filing by fax or e-mail  

           Division 2.3--Searching records

   2.08.   Searching records  

   PART 3--SITTINGS, REGISTRY HOURS AND TIME

           Division 3.1--Sittings, holidays and registry hours

   3.01.   Sittings  
   3.02.   Registry hours  

           Division 3.2--Time

   3.03.   Meaning of month  
   3.04.   Calculating time  
   3.05.   Extension or shortening of time fixed  

   PART 4--STARTING PROCEEDINGS

   4.01.   Application  
   4.02.   Content of application  
   4.03.   Response to application  
   4.04.   Content of response  
   4.05.   Affidavit to be filed with application or response  
   4.06.   Information sheet to be filed with certain applications  
   4.07.   Reply in certain circumstances  

   PART 5-- URGENT APPLICATIONS

   5.01.   Urgent application  
   5.02.   Form of application  
   5.03.   Evidence  

   PART 6--SERVICE

           Division 6.1--General

   6.01.   Address for service  
   6.02.   Change of address for service  
   6.03.   Service of documents  
   6.04.   Court's discretion in relation to service  
   6.05.   Affidavit of service  

           Division 6.2--Service by hand in particular cases

   6.06.   When is service by hand required  
   6.07.   Service by hand  
   6.08.   Service by hand on a corporation, unincorporated association or organisation  
   6.09.   Service of application on unregistered business  
   6.10.   Service of application on partnership  

           Division 6.3--Ordinary service

   6.11.   Service other than by hand  
   6.12.   When service is effected by post  
   6.13.   Special requirements for service by fax  

           Division 6.4--Substituted service

   6.14.   Substituted service  
   6.15.   Matters to be taken into account  
   6.16.   Failure to comply with condition  

           Division 6.5--Time for service

   6.17.   General time limit  
   6.18.   Time for service of subpoena  

   PART 7--AMENDMENT

           Division 7.1--General

   7.01.   Power to amend  
   7.02.   Who may be required to make amendment  

           Division 7.2--General federal law proceedings

   7.03.   Amendment after limitation period  

   PART 8--TRANSFER OF PROCEEDINGS

   8.01.   Change of venue  
   8.02.   Transfer to Federal Court or Family Court  
   8.03.   Proceeding transferred to Federal Court or Family Court  
   8.04.   Proceeding transferred from Federal Court or Family Court  
   8.05.   Proceeding transferred from Federal Court or Family Court  

   PART 9--LAWYERS

   9.01.   Change between acting in person and by lawyer  
   9.02.   Change of lawyer  
   9.03.   Withdrawal as lawyer  
   9.04.   Corporation must be represented  

   PART 10--HOW TO CONDUCT PROCEEDINGS

           Division 10.1--First court date

   10.01.  Directions and orders  
   10.02.  Adjournment of first court date  
   10.03.  Fixing date for final hearing  

           Division 10.2--Primary dispute resolution

   10.04.  Agreement reached by primary dispute resolution  
   10.05.  Conciliation conference  

           Division 10.3--Notice of constitutional matter

   10.06.  Party to file notice of constitutional matter  

   PART 11--PARTIES AND LITIGATION GUARDIANS

           Division 11.1--Parties

   11.01.  Necessary parties  
   11.02.  Party may include another person as a party  
   11.03.  Person may apply to be included  
   11.04.  Party may apply to be removed  
   11.05.  Court may order notice to be given  
   11.06.  Intervention by Attorney-General  
   11.07.  Child to whom state welfare law applies  

           Division 11.2--Litigation guardian

   11.08.  Person who needs a litigation guardian  
   11.09.  Starting, continuing, defending or inclusion in proceeding  
   11.10.  Who may be a litigation guardian  
   11.11.  Appointment of litigation guardian  
   11.12.  Authorised persons  
   11.13.  Notice of becoming litigation guardian  
   11.14.  Costs and expenses of litigation guardian  
   11.15.  Service  

   PART 12--REFERRAL BY COURT FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE

   12.01.  Object of Part  
   12.02.  Pro bono panel  
   12.03.  Referral to a lawyer  
   12.04.  Kind of assistance  
   12.05.  Provision of assistance by lawyer  
   12.06.  Application for leave  
   12.07.  Professional fees and disbursements  

   PART 13--ENDING A PROCEEDING EARLY

           Division 13.1--Discontinuance and default

   13.01.  Discontinuance  
   13.02.  Costs  
   13.03.  Default  

           Division 13.2--Consent orders

   13.04.  Application for order by consent  
   13.05.  Additional information  

           Division 13.3--Summary disposal and stay

   13.06.  Application  
   13.07.  Summary disposal  
   13.08.  Residue of proceeding  
   13.09.  Application  
   13.10.  Frivolous proceedings  
   13.11.  Vexatious litigants  

   PART 14--DISCLOSURE

           Division 14.1--Answers to specific questions

   14.01.  Declaration to allow specific questions  

           Division 14.2--Obligation to disclose

   14.02.  Declaration to allow discovery  
   14.03.  Affidavit of documents  
   14.04.  Production of documents to Court  
   14.05.  Claim for privilege  
   14.06.  Order for particular disclosure  
   14.07.  Inspection of documents  
   14.08.  Copies of documents inspected  
   14.09.  Documents not disclosed or produced  
   14.10.  Documents referred to in document or affidavit  
   14.11.  Use of documents  

   PART 15--EVIDENCE

           Division 15.1--General

   15.01.  Court may give directions  
   15.02.  Evidence if there is a child representative  
   15.03.  Decisions without oral hearing  
   15.04.  Court may call evidence  
   15.05.  Hearsay evidence — notice under section 67 of the Evidence Act 1995  
   15.06.  Transcript receivable in evidence  

           Division 15.2--Expert evidence

   15.07.  Duty to Court and form of expert evidence  
   15.08.  Expert evidence for 2 or more parties  
   15.09.  Court expert  
   15.10.  Report of court expert  
   15.11.  Remuneration and expenses of court expert  
   15.12.  Further expert evidence  

           Division 15.3--Subpoenas and notices to produce

   15.13.  Issue of subpoena  
   15.14.  Time limits  
   15.15.  Limit on number of subpoenas  
   15.16.  Service  
   15.17.  Conduct money  
   15.18.  Setting aside subpoena  
   15.19.  Order for cost of complying with subpoena  
   15.20.  Cost of complying with subpoena if not a party  
   15.21.  Production by person not a party  
   15.22.  Order for inspection  
   15.23.  Compliance with subpoena  
   15.24.  Notice to produce  

           Division 15.4--Affidavits

   15.25.  Form of affidavit  
   15.26.  Making an affidavit  
   15.27.  Affidavit of illiterate or blind person etc  
   15.28.  Documents annexed or exhibited  
   15.29.  Objectionable material may be struck out  

           Division 15.5--Admissions

   15.30.  Admission  
   15.31.  Notice to admit facts or documents  

   PART 16--JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS

   16.01.  Court may make any judgment or order  
   16.02.  Date of effect  
   16.03.  Time for compliance  
   16.04.  Fines  
   16.05.  Setting aside  
   16.06.  Undertakings  
   16.07.  When must an order be entered  
   16.08.  Authentication of orders  

   PART 17--SEPARATE DECISION ON QUESTION

   17.01.  Definition  
   17.02.  Order for decision  
   17.03.  Separate question  
   17.04.  Orders, directions on decision  
   17.05.  Disposal of proceeding  

   PART 18--REFERRAL OF MATTER TO OFFICER OF COURT

   18.01.  Court may refer matter  

   PART 19--CONTEMPT

   19.01.  Contempt in the face or hearing of Court  
   19.02.  Contempt other than in the face or hearing of Court  

   PART 20--REVIEW OF EXERCISE OF REGISTRARS' POWER

   20.01.  Time for application for review  
   20.02.  Application for review  
   20.03.  Procedure for review  

   PART 21--COSTS

           Division 21.1--Security for costs

   21.01.  Security for costs  

           Division 21.2--Orders for costs

   21.02.  Order for costs  
   21.03.  Determination of maximum costs  
   21.04.  Costs reserved  
   21.05.  Costs if proceedings transferred  
   21.06.  Lawyer to repay costs due to delay or misconduct  
   21.07.  Order for costs against lawyer  
   21.08.  Interest on outstanding costs  

           Division 21.3--Costs and disbursements

   21.09.  Application  
   21.10.  Costs and disbursements  
   21.11.  Cost of taxation  
   21.12.  Expenses for attendance by witness  
   21.13.  Expenses for preparation of report by expert  
   21.14.  Solicitor as advocate  
   21.15.  Advocacy certificate  
   21.16.  Counsel as advocate  
   21.17.  Application of Subdivision  
   21.18.  Short form bill of costs  
   21.19.  Claim for costs  

   PART 22--GENERAL

   22.01.  Rate of interest  

   PART 23--PRIMARY DISPUTE RESOLUTION

           Division 23.1--Counselling and family reports

   23.01.  Report after counselling  

           Division 23.2--Mediation

   23.02.  Referral for mediation  

   PART 24--FINANCIAL MATTERS

   24.01.  Application of Part  
   24.02.  Financial statement  
   24.03.  Full and frank disclosure  
   24.04.  Production of documents (proceeding other than for maintenance only)  
   24.05.  Production of documents (proceedings for maintenance only)  
   24.06.  Amendment of financial statement  

   PART 25--DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

   25.01.  Application for dissolution of marriage  
   25.02.  Service of application  
   25.03.  Additional requirements for service by post  
   25.04.  Acknowledgment of service  
   25.05.  Affidavit of service  
   25.06.  Evidence of service  
   25.07.  Response  
   25.08.  Objection to jurisdiction  
   25.09.  Time for filing response or objection  
   25.10.  Application for rescission of decree nisi  
   25.11.  Discontinuance of application  
   25.12.  Costs in undefended proceedings for dissolution of marriage — basic composite amount  

   PART 26--GENERAL

   26.01.  Rate of interest  

   PART 27--PRIMARY DISPUTE RESOLUTION

           Division 27.1--General

   27.01.  Proceeding referred to mediator or arbitrator  
   27.02.  Adjournment of proceeding  
   27.03.  Court may end mediation or arbitration  

           Division 27.2--Mediation

   27.04.  Nomination of mediator  
   27.05.  Mediation conference  
   27.06.  Mediator may end mediation  

           Division 27.3--Arbitration

   27.07.  Appointment of arbitrator  

   PART 28--CROSS-CLAIMS

   28.01.  Cross-claim against applicant  
   28.02.  Cross-claim after application  
   28.03.  Cross-claim against additional party  
   28.04.  Cross-claim to be included in response  
   28.05.  Response to cross-claim  
   28.06.  Conduct of cross-claim  
   28.07.  Exclusion of cross-claim  
   28.08.  Cross-claim after judgment etc  
   28.09.  Judgment for balance  
   28.10.  Stay of claim  
   28.11.  Cross-claim for contribution or indemnity  
   28.12.  Offer of contribution  

   PART 29--GENERAL

   29.01.  Application of Chapter  
   29.02.  Interpretation  
   29.03.  Starting a proceeding  
   29.04.  Review of decision by Registrar  
   29.05.  Leave to be heard  
   29.06.  Appearance at application or examination  
   29.07.  Opposition to application or petition  

   PART 30--BANKRUPTCY NOTICES

   30.01.  Substituted service  
   30.02.  Requirements of application to set aside, or extend time for complying with, notice  
   30.03.  Making and hearing of application for extension of time  

   PART 31--CREDITORS' PETITIONS

   31.01.  Application of Part  
   31.02.  Requirements of creditor's petition and supporting affidavits  
   31.03.  Petition founded on issue of execution against debtor  
   31.04.  Petition founded on failure to comply with bankruptcy notice or set up counter-claim etc  
   31.05.  Service  
   31.06.  Additional affidavits to be filed before hearing  
   31.07.  Summons to debtor or examinable person for examination  
   31.08.  Sequestration order to be entered and served  
   31.09.  Order dismissing petition to be entered and served  
   31.10.  Order extending petition  

   PART 32--DEBTORS' PETITIONS

   32.01.  Application of Part  
   32.02.  Form of referral   
   32.03.  Hearing of referral  

   PART 33--DISCOVERY OF BANKRUPT'S PROPERTY

   33.01.  Definition  

           Division 33.1--Summoning relevant person for examination

   33.02.  Application of Division  
   33.03.  Application for summons   
   33.04.  Requirements of summons  
   33.05.  Service of summons  
   33.06.  Failure by relevant person to attend examination  

           Division 33.2--Summoning of examinable person for examination

   33.07.  Application of Division  
   33.08.  Application for summons  
   33.09.  Affidavit to accompany application  
   33.10.  Hearing of application  
   33.11.  Requirements of summons   
   33.12.  Service of summons  
   33.13.  Application for discharge of summons  
   33.14.  Conduct money and witnesses expenses  

   PART 34--PROOF OF DEBTS

   34.01.  Appeal against estimate of value of debt or liability  

   PART 35--ANNULMENT OF BANKRUPTCY

   35.01.  Application of Part  
   35.02.  Requirements of application  
   35.03.  Notice to creditors  
   35.04.  Report by trustee  
   35.05.  Order to be entered and served  

   PART 36--TRUSTEES

   36.01.  Objection to appointment of trustee  
   36.02.  Resignation or release of trustee  

   PART 37--DEBT AGREEMENTS

   37.01.  Application for order terminating debt agreement  
   37.02.  Application for order declaring debt agreement void  
   37.03.  Notice to creditors   
   37.04.  Entry and service of order  

   PART 38--ARRANGEMENTS WITH CREDITORS

   38.01.  Application for order declaring deed or composition void  
   38.02.  Application for order terminating deed  
   38.03.  Application for order setting aside composition  
   38.04.  Service of application and supporting affidavit  
   38.05.  Notice to creditors   
   38.06.  Entry and service of order  

   PART 39--ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES OF DECEASED PERSONS

           Division 39.1--Creditors' petitions

   39.01.  Requirements of petition  
   39.02.  Additional affidavits to be filed before hearing  
   39.03.  Entry and service of order  

           Division 39.2--Administrators' petitions

   39.04.  Administrator's petition  
   39.05.  Entry and service of order  

   PART 40--WARRANTS

   40.01.  Warrant for arrest of debtor or bankrupt  
   40.02.  Warrant for apprehension of person failing to attend Court  

   PART 41--PROCEEDINGS ALLEGING UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION

   41.01.  Application of Chapter  
   41.02.  Interpretation  
   41.03.  Copy of application to be given to Commission  
   41.04.  Response to application  
   41.05.  Appearance by special-purpose Commissioner  

   PART 42--PROCEEDINGS UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS (JUDICIAL REVIEW) ACT

   42.01.  Application of Part  
   42.02.  Application for order of review  
   42.03.  Documents to be filed  
   42.04.  Notice of objection to competency  

   PART 43--APPEALS FROM ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL

   43.01.  Application of Part  
   43.02.  Stay  
   43.03.  Amendment by supplementary notice  
   43.04.  Notice of cross-appeal and contention  
   43.05.  Directions  
   43.06.  Preparation of appeal papers  
           SCHEDULE 1 Costs
           SCHEDULE 2 Forms
           SCHEDULE 3 Family Law Rules and Federal Court Rules applied


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