For subsection 69 (8) of the Act, a party to small claims proceedings may be represented in the proceedings by an official of an industrial association:
(a) in the following circumstances:
(i) the proceedings are in the Federal Magistrates Court;
(ii) the Federal Magistrates Court has granted leave for the official to represent the party; or
(b) in the following circumstances:
(i) the proceedings are in a court of a State;
(ii) a law of the State allows the party to be represented by the official;
(iii) the State court has granted leave for the official to represent the party in accordance with any rules of the court.
Note For paragraph (b), a law of the State must also allow the party to be represented in that court in those circumstances by officials of bodies representing interests related to the matters in dispute: see subsection 69 (9) of the Act.