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Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011

Schedule 4 Transfer of proceedings from courts of summary jurisdiction

   

Family Law Act 1975

1  Subsection 46(1)

After “instituted in”, insert “or transferred to”.

2  Subsection 46(1)

Omit “the ceiling amount”, substitute “$20,000”.

3  Subsection 46(1)

Omit “by which the proceedings are instituted”, substitute “by which the proceedings were instituted”.

4  After subparagraphs 46(1)(a)(i) and (b)(i)

Insert:

                            (ia)  a Family Court of a State; or

5  Subsection 46(1AA)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

       (1AA)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the court of summary jurisdiction is the Magistrates Court of Western Australia constituted by a Family Law Magistrate of Western Australia.

6  Paragraph 46(1B)(a)

After “instituted in”, insert “or transferred to”.

7  After paragraph 46(1C)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a Family Court of a State; or

8  After paragraph 46(2A)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  a Family Court of a State; or

9  Subsection 46(2B)

After “the court”, insert “of summary jurisdiction”.

10  After paragraph 46(3A)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  a Family Court of a State;

11  Paragraph 69N(1)(a)

After “instituted in”, insert “or transferred to”.

12  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Schedule apply in relation to proceedings instituted, or transferred, on or after the commencement of this Schedule.