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THE PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

 

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

 

FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2012

 

 

 

 

 

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

 

 

 

 

(Circulated by the authority of the Attorney-General,

the Hon Nicola Roxon MP)



FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2012

GENERAL OUTLINE

1.                   This Bill amends the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 and other legislation to rename the Federal Magistrates Court as the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’, and to change the title of Chief Federal Magistrate to ‘Chief Judge’ and Federal Magistrates to ‘Judge’.

2.                   On 29 May 2012, the Attorney-General, the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, announced that the name of the Federal Magistrates Court and title of Federal Magistrates would change to better reflect their important role in the judicial system.

3.                   Since the Federal Magistrates Court commenced operation in 2000 its jurisdiction has expanded and the number and complexity of the cases coming before it have increased.  It is the only federal court with a program of regular regional circuits.

4.                   The Bill will continue the Federal Magistrates Court in existence under the new name of Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  The Bill will not alter the jurisdiction or the status of the Federal Magistrates Court and the arrangements under which it operates.  Changing the name of the Court is not intended to create a new, separate federal court or change existing arrangements. 

5.                   The Bill will implement the new name of the Court and the new titles for the Chief Federal Magistrate and Federal Magistrates.  The title of the Chief Federal Magistrate will change to ‘Chief Judge’ and Federal Magistrates to ‘Judge’.  The Bill will provide for styling of Federal Magistrates under the new title as ‘Chief Judge ( name )’ and ‘Judge (name) ’.   The Bill will make consequential amendments to statutory position titles associated with the Federal Magistrates Court, such as Registrar of the Federal Magistrates Court and Sheriff of the Federal Magistrates Court. 

6.                   The renaming of the Court and the change in title for the Chief Federal Magistrate and other Federal Magistrates will not alter existing entitlements for Federal Magistrates.  The Bill makes consequential amendments to the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968, Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979 , Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973 and Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 , to preserve current entitlements.

7.                   The Bill p rovides for transitional and saving arrangements, including ensuring the continuity of the Federal Magistrates Court, Federal Magistrates and personnel, and existing arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

8.                   This Bill will operate together with a separate, later Bill that will include consequential amendments for other Commonwealth legislation that references the Federal Magistrates Court and Federal Magistrates.

FINANCIAL IMPACT STATEMENT

9.                   The proposed Bill will not have any significant financial impact on commencement.



STATEMENT OF COMPATIBILITY WITH HUMAN RIGHTS

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

Federal Magistrates (Title Changes) Amendments Bill 2012

10.               This Bill is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 .

Overview of the Bill

11.               The Bill amends the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 and other legislation to rename the Federal Magistrates Court as the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’, and to change the title of Chief Federal Magistrate to ‘Chief Judge’ and Federal Magistrates to ‘Judge’.

12.               The Bill will not alter the jurisdiction or the status of the Federal Magistrates Court and the arrangements under which it operates.  The Bill makes consequential amendments to the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968, Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979 , Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973 and Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 , to preserve current entitlements of Federal Magistrates.   The Bill will make consequential amendments to statutory position titles associated with the Federal Magistrates Court, such as Registrar of the Federal Magistrates Court and Sheriff of the Federal Magistrates Court.

13.               The Bill p rovides for transitional and saving arrangements, including ensuring the continuity of the Federal Magistrates Court, Federal Magistrates and personnel, and existing arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.



Human rights implications

14.               The Bill maintains the existing entitlements of Federal Magistrates and does not make any substantive changes to the terms of the statutory office of Federal Magistrate.  The Bill confirms that the offices of the Chief Federal Magistrate and Federal Magistrates are the same offices as the offices of Chief Judge and Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  The Bill preserves existing arrangements in relation to personnel of the Federal Magistrates Court.  For these reasons, the Bill does not engage any of the applicable rights or freedoms.

Conclusion

15.               The Bill is compatible with human rights and does not raise any human rights issues.

 

 



NOTES ON CLAUSES

Clause 1 - Short title

16.               The short title of the Bill, once enacted, will be the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Act 2012 .

Clause 2 - Commencement

17.               This clause provides for the commencement of this Act.  Sections 1 to 3 will commence on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

18.               Schedules 1 and 2 will commence on a single day to be fixed by Proclamation.  However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of six months, beginning on the day the Act received the Royal Assent, the provisions commence on the day after the end of that period.  This will enable the updating of Rules and Regulations in accordance with amendments to be made by this Bill.

Clause 3 - Schedule(s)

19.               This clause provides that each Act specified in a Schedule to the Bill will be amended or repealed as set out in the Schedules.  This clause also provides that each other item in the Bill is to have effect according to its terms.

SCHEDULE 1 - AMENDMENTS

Federal Magistrates Act 1999

Item 1 - Title

20.               This item replaces reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ with ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the long title of the Act to reflect the new name of the Court.  The new long title of the Act will be ‘an Act relating to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and for other purposes’.

Item 2 - Section 1

21.               This item changes the short title of the Act from the ‘ Federal Magistrates Act 1999 ’ to the ‘ Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 ’.  The effect of the amendment is to allow the Act to be cited as the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 in accordance with the new name of the Court.

22.               The note clarifies the operation of section 10 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 that, if another amendment of the Act is described by reference to the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 , the other amendment has effect after commencement of this item as an amendment of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 .

Item 3 - Subsection 2(1)

23.               This item amends the numbering of subsections in section 2.  The reference to ‘(1)’ is not required as Item 4 repeals subsection 2(2).

Item 4 - Subsection 2(2)

24.               This item repeals subsection 2(2).  Subsection 2(2) provides for the commencement of proceedings upon establishment of the Federal Magistrate Court.  This consequential amendment will repeal subsection 2(2) as it is no longer necessary because the Court has commenced operation.  The intention of the amendments in this Bill is that the Court known as the Federal Magistrates Court will continue in existence under the new title of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  The amendments in this Bill will not create a new federal court (see General Outline of this Bill).

Item 5 - Subsection 3(1)

25.               This item amends the main object of the Act.  Subsection 3(1) provides that the main object of the Act is to create the Federal Magistrates Court under Chapter III of the Constitution.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 3(1) to clarify that the main object of the Act is to ‘continue in existence the Federal Magistrates Court created under Chapter III of the Constitution as the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’. 

26.               The intention of the amendments in this Bill is that the Court known as the Federal Magistrates Court will continue in existence under the new title of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  The amendments in this Bill will not create a new federal court (see General Outline of this Bill).

Item 6 - Paragraphs 3(2)(a) and (b)

27.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraphs 3(2)(a) and (b) .  Paragraphs 3(2)(a) and (b) set out other objects of the Act, which are in addition to the main object in subsection 3(1).  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 3(2)(a) and (b) in accordance with the new name of the Court. 

Item 7 - Section 4

28.               This item repeals the simplified outline of the Act in section 4 and replaces it with an updated outline.  The simplified outline of the Act in section 4 provides a general summary of the Act in plain language to give an overview of the operation of the Act.  This consequential amendment will update the outline in accordance with the new name of the Court.

29.               The new simplified outline reflects the intention of the amendments in this Bill is that the Court known as the Federal Magistrates Court will continue in existence under the new title of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  The amendments in this Bill will not create a new federal court (see General Outline of this Bill).

Item 8 - Section 5 (definition of Chief Executive Officer )

30.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the definition of Chief Executive Officer in section 5.  Section 5 sets out the definitions of a range of expressions in the Act.  Division 2 of Part 7 of the Act provides for the office of Chief Executive Officer of the Court.  This consequential amendment will clarify that reference to the Chief Executive Officer is a reference to the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, consistent with the new name of the Court.  The amendments in this Bill will not create a new statutory office of the Chief Executive Officer (see sub-item 4(1) of Schedule 2 of this Bill).

Item 9 - Section 5

31.               This item inserts a new definition of ‘commencement day’ in section 5.  Section 5 sets out the definitions of a range of expressions in the Act.  ‘Commencement day’ will be defined to mean the day on which Schedules 1 and 2 of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Act 2012 commences.  This term will be used in a number of locations in the Act to clarify that the Court known as the Federal Magistrates Court immediately before the commencement day will continue in existence under the new title of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  Clause 2 of this Bill provides for commencement.

Item 10 - Section 5 (definition of Commonwealth superannuation contribution )

32.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate or retired disabled Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge or retired disabled Judge’ in the definition of ‘Commonwealth superannuation contribution’ in section 5.  This consequential amendment will update the definition of ‘Commonwealth superannuation contribution’ to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 11 - Section 5 (definition of Commonwealth superannuation contribution )

33.               This item updates reference to ‘‘Magistrate’s’ to be ‘Judge’s’ in the definition of ‘Commonwealth superannuation contribution’ in section 5.  This consequential amendment will update the definition of ‘Commonwealth superannuation contribution’ to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 12 - Section 5 (definition of Division )

34.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the definition of ‘Division’ in section 5.  ‘Division’ in section 5 means the General Division or the Fair Work Division of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will replace references to reflect the new name of the Court.  The amendments in this Bill are intended to be a change of the name of the Court only, and will not alter the arrangement of the business of the Court in Divisions operating before the commencement of the amendments.

Item 13 - Section 5 (definition of Federal Magistrate )

35.               This item repeals the definition of ‘Federal Magistrate’ in section 5.  This consequential amendment will remove the definition of ‘Federal Magistrate’ in the Act.  A definition of ‘Federal Magistrate’ in the Act is no longer necessary to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  

Item 14 - Section 5

36.               This item inserts a definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’ (see Item 31).  The term ‘Judge’ when used in the Act will be defined to mean a Judge (including the Chief Judge) holding office under this Act, and, when used in the expression ‘the Federal Circuit of Australia or a Judge’, will mean a Judge sitting in chambers.

37.               This item is designed to reflect a change of title of Federal Magistrates only, and is not designed to alter the status of judicial officers of the Court.

Item 15 - Section 5 (definition of prior judicial service )

38.               This item inserts ‘Judge, means service, prior to the Judge’s appointment as a Judge’ to be ‘Federal Magistrate, means service, prior to the Magistrate’s appointment as a Federal Magistrate’ in the definition of ‘prior judicial service’ in section 5.  This consequential amendment will update the definition of ‘prior judicial service’ in section 5 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

39.               This item is designed to reflect a change of title of Federal Magistrates only, and is not designed to alter the entitlements of judicial officers of the Court.

Item 16 - Section 5 (paragraph (c) of the definition of prior judicial service )

40.               This item replaces references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ as ‘Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 5(c) of the definition of ‘prior judicial service’.  This item is designed to reflect a change of title of Federal Magistrates only, and is not designed to alter the entitlements of judicial officers of the Court or retired disabled judges.    

Item 17 - Section 5 (note at the end of the definition of prior judicial service )

41.               This item replaces the phrase ‘Magistrate was appointed as a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge was appointed as a Judge’ in the note to the definition of ‘prior judicial service’ in section 5.  The note, as amended, will refers to the operation of section 5A in circumstances where a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia was appointed as a Judge more than once, consistently with the previous approach to Federal Magistrates. 

Item 18 - Section 5 (definition of Registrar )

42.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ for the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the definition of ‘Registrar’ in section 5.  ‘Registrar’ is currently defined as ‘Registrar of the Federal Magistrates Court’.  This consequential amendment will update the definition of ‘Registrar’ to reflect the new name of the Court.  Registrar will mean Registrar of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Item 19 - Section 5 (definition of retired disabled Federal Magistrate )

43.               This item repeals the definition of ‘retired disabled Federal Magistrate’ in section 5.  The definition of ‘retired disabled Federal Magistrate’ is no longer necessary because of the change in title of Federal Magistrates.  This term will be replaced by the term ‘retired disabled Judge’ (see Item 20) 

Item 20 - Section 5

44.               This item inserts a definition of ‘retired disabled Judge’ in section 5.  This consequential amendment will replace the definition of ‘retired disabled Federal Magistrate’.  ‘Retired disabled Judge’ will mean a person certified by the Minister to be a retired disabled Judge under paragraph 9A(2)(a) of the Act.  This is consistent with the previous approach to Federal Magistrates, and is not designed to alter the entitlements for retired judicial officers of the Court.

Item 21 - Section 5 (definition of retires )

45.               This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ for  ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in the definition of ‘retires’ in section 5, in accordance with the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 22 - Section 5A

46.               This item repeals section 5A and inserts a revised provision that reflects the new title of Federal Magistrates.  New section 5A clarifies the operation of the definition of ‘prior judicial service’ in section 5 in the event that a retired disabled Federal Magistrate was appointed more than once.  This consequential amendment will substitute a revised section 5A to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  New section 5A is consistent with the previous approach to Federal Magistrates, and is not designed to alter the entitlements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 23 - Part 2 (heading)

47.               This item repeals the current heading to Part 2 of the Act and inserts the new heading: ‘Part 2 - Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Part 2 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 24 - Section 8 (heading)

48.               This item repeals the heading to section 8 and inserts the new heading: ‘8 Creation of Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 8 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 25 - Subsection 8(1)

49.               This item repeals subsection 8(1) and substitutes a new subsection 8(1).  Subsection 8(1) creates the Federal Magistrates Court as a federal court.  New subsection 8(1) will provide that the federal court known immediately before the commencement day as the Federal Magistrates Court is continued in existence as the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. 

50.               Federal courts are created in accordance with Chapter III of the Constitution.  New subsection 8(1) does not create a new federal court and does not abolish the Federal Magistrate Court that was in existence immediately prior to the change of name of the Court.  The intention of the amendments in this Bill is that the Court known as the Federal Magistrates Court will continue in existence under the new title of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. 

Item 26 - Subsection 8(2)

51.               This item repeals subsection 8(2).  Subsection 8(2) states that the Federal Magistrates Court may also be known as the Federal Magistrates Service or the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia.  The alternative names of the Federal Magistrate Court in subsection 8(2) are no longer necessary under the new title of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. 

Item 27 - Subsection 8(3)

52.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 8(3).  Subsection 8(3) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court is a court of record and court of law and equity.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 8(3) to reflect the new name of the Court.  This consequential amendment will not alter the status or jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court (see General Outline of this Bill).

Item 28 - Subsection 8(4)

53.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 8(4).  Subsection 8(4) provides for the judicial officers of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 8(4) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 29 - Subsection 8(4)

54.               This item removes reference to ‘justices’ in subsection 8(4).  Subsection 8(4) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court consists of ‘justices’.  The amendments in this Bill will change the title of Federal Magistrates to ‘Judge’.  Federal Magistrates will continue to be a judge appointed under Chapter III of the Constitution as reflected in the note at the end of section 8. 

Item 30 - Paragraph 8(4)(a)

55.               This item changes the title of the ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ for the new title of ‘Chief Judge’ in paragraph 8(4)(a).  Subsection 8(4) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court consists of a Chief Federal Magistrate, and other Federal Magistrates who hold office in accordance with the Act. 

56.               The amendment will not alter the role of the head of jurisdiction and is a change of title only.  A change of title to ‘Chief Judge’ is not intended to alter the entitlements or arrangements currently applying to the Chief Federal Magistrates under a new title. 

Item 31 - Paragraph 8(4)(b)

57.               This item changes the title of ‘Federal Magistrate’ for the new title of ‘Judge’ in paragraph 8(4)(b).  Paragraph 8(4)(b) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court consists of the Chief Federal Magistrate and other Federal Magistrates who hold office in accordance with the Act. 

58.               A change of title to ‘Judge’ is not intended to alter the entitlements currently applying to Federal Magistrates under their new title.  Other amendments in this Bill maintain the framework of entitlements and arrangements currently applying for Federal Magistrates.

Item 32 - At the end of section 8 (before the note)

59.               This item inserts two new subsections at the end of section 8.

60.               New subsection (5) provides that the person holding office as the Chief Federal Magistrate immediately before the commencement day continues to hold that office under the title of Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. 

61.               New subsection (6) provides that a person holding office as a Federal Magistrate (other than the Chief Federal Magistrate) immediately before the commencement day continues to hold that office under the title of Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

62.               This item reflects the intention that changes to the title of Chief Federal Magistrate to ‘Chief Judge’ and Federal Magistrate to ‘Judge’ will not create new judicial offices. 

Item 33 - Section 9 (heading)

63.               This item repeals the heading to section 9 and inserts: ‘Personnel provisions relating to Judges’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 9 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 34 - Part 3 (heading)

64.               This item repeals the heading to Part 3 of the Act and inserts the new heading: ‘Part 3 - Jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Part 3 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 35 - Section 10

65.               This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 10.  Section 10 provides for the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update section 10 to reflect the new name of the Court.  The amendment is not intended to alter the jurisdiction of the Court. 

Item 36 - Section 10A (heading)

66.               This item repeals the heading to section 10A and inserts the new heading: ‘General and Fair Work Divisions of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 10A to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 37 - Subsections 10A(1), (2) and (3)

67.               This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 10A(1), (2) and (3).  Subsections 10A(1), (2) and (3) establish the General and Fair Work Divisions of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 10A(1), (2) and (3) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 38 - Subsection 10A(3) (note)

68.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the note to subsection 10A(3).  This consequential amendment will update the Note to subsection 10A(3) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 39 - Subsection 10A(4)

69.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 10A(4).  Subsection 10A(4) provides for the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court that is to be exercised in the General Division of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 10A(4) to reflect the new name of the Court and is not designed to alter the jurisdiction of the Court.

Item 40 - Subsection 10A(5)

70.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 10A(5).  Subsection 10A(5) provides for the Chief Federal Magistrate to give directions about allocation of proceedings to a Division where the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court is required to be exercised in both Divisions of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 10A(5) to reflect the new title of Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’. 

Item 41 - Section 11 (heading)

71.               This item repeals the heading to section 11 and inserts the new heading: ‘Exercise of jurisdiction by single Judge’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 11 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 42 - Subsection 11(1)

72.               This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 11(1).  Subsection 11(1) provides that jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court may be exercised by a single Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 11(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 43 - Subsection 11(1)

73.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 11(1).  Subsection 11(1) provides that jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court may be exercised by a single Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 11(1) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 44 - Subsection 11(2)

74.               This item repeals subsection 11(2) and will insert a revised subsection 11(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates.  Subsection 11(2) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court constituted by a Federal Magistrate may sit and exercise jurisdiction even if the Court constituted by another Federal Magistrate is sitting at the same time and exercising the jurisdiction of the Court.  This consequential amendment will reflect the new name of the Court and new title of Federal Magistrates and is not designed to alter the jurisdiction of the Court.

Item 45 - Section 12 (heading)

75.               This item repeals the heading to section 12 and inserts: ‘Arrangement of business of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 12 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 46 - Subsection 12(1) (heading)

76.               This item repeals the heading to subsection 12(1) and inserts: ‘Responsibility of Chief Judge’ .  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to subsection 12(1) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 47 - Subsection 12(1)

77.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 12(1).  Subsection 12(1) provides for the responsibility of the Chief Federal Magistrate for ensuring the effective, orderly and expeditious discharge of the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(1) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’ and is not designed to alter the responsibilities of the Chief Judge.

Item 48 - Subsection 12(1)

78.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 12(1).  Subsection 12(1) provides for the responsibility of the Chief Federal Magistrate for ensuring the effective, orderly and expeditious discharge of the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 49 - Subsection 12(2)

79.               This item updates reference to the ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be the ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 12(2).  Subsection 12(2) requires the Chief Federal Magistrate to promote the objects of the Act when discharging his or her responsibilities in overseeing the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(2) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’ and is not designed to alter the responsibilities of the Chief Judge.

Item 50 - Subsection 12(3)

80.               This item updates reference to the ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be the ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 12(3).  Subsection 12(3) provides powers of the Chief Federal Magistrate in discharging his or her responsibilities in overseeing the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’ and is not designed to alter the responsibilities of the Chief Judge.

Item 51 - Paragraph 12(3)(a)

81.               This item replaces reference to ‘with Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘with Judges’ in paragraph 12(3)(a).  Paragraph 12(3)(a) sets out that the Chief Federal Magistrate, in discharging his or her responsibilities for overseeing the business of the Court, may exercise those powers in consultation with Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 12(3)(a) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  

Item 52 - Subparagraph 12(3)(a)(i)

82.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subparagraph 12(3)(a)(i).  Subparagraph 12(3)(a)(i) details powers of the Chief Federal Magistrate in discharging his or her responsibilities in overseeing the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraph 12(3)(a)(i) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 53 - Subparagraph 12(3)(a)(i)

83.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subparagraph 12(3)(a)(i).  Subparagraph 12(3)(a)(i) details powers of the Chief Federal Magistrate in discharging his or her responsibilities in overseeing the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraph 12(3)(a)(i) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 54 - Subparagraph 12(3)(a)(ii)

84.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in subparagraph 12(3)(a)(ii).  Subparagraph 12(3)(a)(ii) details powers of the Chief Federal Magistrate in discharging his or her responsibilities in overseeing the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraph 12(3)(a)(ii) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 55 - Subparagraph 12(3)(a)(iii)

85.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subparagraph 12(3)(a)(iii).  Subparagraph 12(3)(a)(iii) details powers of the Chief Federal Magistrate in discharging his or her responsibilities in overseeing the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraph 12(3)(a)(iii) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 56 - Paragraph 12(3)(b)

86.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in paragraph 12(3)(b).  Paragraph 12(3)(b) details obligations of the Chief Federal Magistrate for ensuring access to health and judicial education services for Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 12(3)(b) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 57 - Subsection 12(3A) (heading)

87.               This item repeals the heading to subsection 12(3A) and inserts: ‘Exercise of powers of General and Fair Work Divisions of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to subsection 12(3A) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 58 - Subsection 12(3A)

88.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 12(3A).  Subsection 12(3A) provides arrangements in relation to the assignment of Federal Magistrates to a particular Division of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3A) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 59 - Subsection 12(3A)

89.               This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 12(3A).  Subsection 12(3A) provides arrangements in relation to the assignment of Federal Magistrates to a particular Division of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3A) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 60 - Subsection 12(3B)

90.               This item updates the first occurring reference to the ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be the ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 12(3B).  Subsection 12(3B) provides arrangements in relation to the assignment of Federal Magistrates to more than one Division of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3B) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 61 - Subsection 12(3B)

91.               This item updates reference to ‘a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘a Judge’ in subsection 12(3B).  Subsection 12(3B) provides arrangements in relation to the assignment of Federal Magistrates to more than one Division of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3B) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 62 - Subsection 12(3B)

92.               This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 12(3B).  Subsection 12(3B) provides arrangements in relation to the assignment of Federal Magistrates to more than one Division of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3B) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 63 - Subsection 12(3B)

93.               This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be the ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 12(3B).  Subsection 12(3B) provides arrangements in relation to the assignment of Federal Magistrates to more than one Division of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3B) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 64 - Subsection 12(3C)

94.               This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 12(3C).  Subsection 12(3C) provides for exercise of powers of the Court by Federal Magistrates who are not assigned to a Division of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3C) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 65 - Subsection 12(3C)

95.               This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 12(3C).  Subsection 12(3C) provides for exercise of powers of the Court by Federal Magistrates who are not assigned to a Division of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3C) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 66 - Subsection 12(3D)

96.               This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 12(3D).  Subsection 12(3D) clarifies the validity of exercise of the jurisdiction of the Court in accordance with subsection (3A).  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(3D) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 67 - Subsection 12(4) (heading)

97.               This item repeals the heading to subsection 12(4) and inserts: ‘Assignment of Judges to locations or registries’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to subsection 12(4) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 68 - Subsection 12(4)

98.               This item updates reference to the ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be the ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 12(4).  Subsection 12(4) provides for the Chief Federal Magistrate to assign a Federal Magistrate to a particular location or registry.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(4) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 69 - Subsection 12(4)

99.               This item updates reference to a ‘particular Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘particular Judge’ in subsection 12(4).  Subsection 12(4) provides for the Chief Federal Magistrate to assign a Federal Magistrate to a particular location or registry.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(4) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 70 - Subsection 12(6)

100.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 12(6).  Subsection 12(6) relates to the performing of duties of a Federal Magistrate at locations on a temporary basis.  This consequential amendment will update the reference to Federal Magistrate in subsection 12(4) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 71 - Subsection 12(6A) (heading)

101.           This item repeals the heading to subsection 12(6A) and inserts: ‘Protection of the Chief Judge in the exercise of functions or powers’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to subsection 12(6A) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 72 - Subsection 12(6A)

102.           This item 350 update reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 12(6A).  Subsection 12(6A) sets out the protection and immunity that applies to the Chief Federal Magistrate when overseeing his or her responsibility for the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(6A) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 73 - Subsection 12(6A)

103.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be the ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 12(6A).  Subsection 12(6A) sets out the protection and immunity that applies to the Chief Federal Magistrate when overseeing his or her responsibility for the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(6A) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 74 - Subsection 12(6B)

104.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 12(6B).  Subsection 12(6B) provides that the Federal Court of Australia does not have jurisdiction with respect to a matter relating to the Chief Federal Magistrate exercising his or her functions to oversee the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 12(6B) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.  

Item 75 - Subsection 12(7) (heading)

105.           This item repeals the heading to subsection 12(7) and inserts: ‘Functions and powers of the Chief Judge’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to subsection 12(7) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 76 - Subsection 12(7)

106.           This item updates references to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ wherever it occurs in subsection 12(7).  Subsection 12(7) relates to the functions and powers of the Chief Federal Magistrate in overseeing the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update the reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ in subsection 12(7) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’, and is not designed to alter the powers and functions of the Chief Judge.

Item 77 - Subsection 12(7)

107.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 12(7).  Subsection 12(7) relates to the functions and powers of the Chief Federal Magistrate in overseeing the business of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update the reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ in subsection 12(7) to reflect the new name of the Court, and is not designed to alter the arrangements specified in the regulations.

Item 78 - Subsection 13(2)

108.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia wherever it occurs in subsection 13(2).  Subsection 13(2) states that the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court must be exercised in open court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 79 - Subsection 13(2)

109.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 13(2).  Subsection 13(2) states that the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court must be exercised in open court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(2) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 80 - Subsection 13(3) (heading)

110.           This item repeals the heading to subsection 13(3) and inserts: ‘Judge sitting in Chambers’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to subsection 13(3) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 81 - Subsection 13(3)

111.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 13(3).  Subsection 13(3) relates to the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court by a Federal Magistrate sitting in Chambers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(3) to reflect the new name of the Court, and is not designed to alter the jurisdiction of the Court.

Item 82 - Subsection 13(3)

112.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subsection 13(3).  Subsection 13(3) relates to the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court by a Federal Magistrate sitting in Chambers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(3) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 83 - Subsection 13(4)

113.           This item updates the first occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 13(4).  Subsection 13(4) relates to the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court by a Federal Magistrate sitting in Chambers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(3) to reflect the new name of the Court, and is not designed to alter the jurisdiction of the Court.  

Item 84 - Subsection 13(4)

114.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 13(4).  Subsection 13(4) relates to the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court by a Federal Magistrate sitting in Chambers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(4) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 85 - Paragraphs 13(4)(a) and (b)

115.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraphs 13(4)(a) and (b).  Paragraphs 13(4)(a) and (b) relate to the exercise of the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court by a Federal Magistrate sitting in Chambers.  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 13(4)(a) and (b) to reflect the new name of the Court, and is not designed to alter the jurisdiction of the Court.  

Item 86 - Subsection 13(5)

116.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 13(5).  Subsection 13(5) provides for a Federal Magistrate sitting in Chambers to order a proceeding be adjourned into court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(5) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 87 - Subsection 13(6)

117.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 13(6).  Subsection 13(6) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court to order proceedings to be adjourned into Chambers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(6) to reflect the new name of the Court.  

Item 88 - Subsection 13(6)

118.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 13(6).  Subsection 13(6) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court to order proceedings to be adjourned into Chambers if jurisdiction may be exercised by a Federal Magistrate sitting in Chambers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(6) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 89 - Subsection 13(7)

119.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 13(7).  Subsection 13(7) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court to order that the court be closed in certain circumstances.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 13(7) to reflect the new name of the Court.     

Item 90 - Sections 14, 15, 16, 17, 17A and 18

120.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in sections 14, 15, 16, 17, 17A and 18.  Sections 14, 15 and 16 relate to the determination of matters and making of orders by the Federal Magistrates Court.  Section 17 sets out the jurisdiction of the Court to punish contempt of its power and authority.  Section 17A provides the process for the Court giving summary judgment.  Section 18 confers jurisdiction on the Court in respect of matters not otherwise within its jurisdiction but which are associated with matters in which the jurisdiction of the Court is invoked.  This consequential amendment will update sections 14, 15, 16, 17, 17A and 18 to reflect the new name of the Court, and is not designed to alter the jurisdiction of the Court.  

Item 91 - Section 19 (heading)

121.           This item repeals the heading to section 19 and inserts: ‘Proceedings not to be instituted in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia if an associated matter is before the Federal Court or the Family Court’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 19 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 92 - Subsection 19(1)

122.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 19(1).  Subsection 19(1) prevents proceedings being instituted in the Federal Magistrates Court if associated proceedings are pending in the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 19(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 93 - Paragraph 19(2)(b)

123.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 19(2)(b).  Paragraph 19(2)(b) relates to the restriction on proceedings being instituted in the Federal Magistrates Court if associated proceedings are pending in the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 19(2)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 94 - Paragraph 19(3)(a)

124.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 19(3)(a).  Paragraph 19(3)(a) relates to the restriction on proceedings being instituted in the Federal Magistrates Court if associated proceedings are pending in the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 19(3)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 95 - Subsection 20(1)

125.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 20(1).  Subsection 20(1) relates to appeals against decisions of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 20(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 96 - Subsection 20(2) (note)

126.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the note to subsection 20(2).  This consequential amendment will update the note to subsection 20(2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 97 - Section 20A

127.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 20A.  Section 20A establishes that Part 4 of the Act does apply to proceedings under the Family Law Act 1975 .  This consequential amendment will update section 20A to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 98 - Section 20A (Note 1)

128.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in Note 1 to section 20A.  Section 20A establishes that Part 4 of the Act does apply to proceedings under the Family Law Act 1975 .  This consequential amendment will update note 1 to section 20A to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 99 - Section 22 (heading)

129.           This item repeals the heading to section 22 and inserts: ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia to consider whether to advise people to use dispute resolution processes’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 22 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 100 - Section 22

130.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 22.  Section 22 requires the Federal Magistrates Court to consider whether or not to advise the parties to proceedings about dispute resolution processes.  This consequential amendment will update section 22 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 101 - Section 23 (heading)

131.           This item repeals the heading to section 23 and inserts: ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia to advise people to use dispute resolution processes’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 23 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 102 - Subsections 23(1) and (2)

132.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 23(1) and (2).  Subsections 23(1) and (2) relate the Federal Magistrates Court advising parties about dispute resolution processes.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 23(1) and (2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 103 - Section 24

133.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 24.  Section 24 requires a legal practitioner acting in, or consulted about, proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court to consider whether to advise the parties about dispute resolution processes.  This consequential amendment will update section 24 to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 104 - Section 25 (heading)

134.           This item repeals the heading to section 25 and inserts: ‘Duty of officers of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to advise people about dispute resolution processes’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 25 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 105 - Sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30

135.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30.  Section 25 relates to officers of the Federal Magistrates Court providing advice about dispute resolution services.  Section 26 establishes the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court to order parties to conciliation.  Section 27 states that a party may make an application to the Federal Magistrates Court for determination of a question of law arising out of proceedings that are referred for dispute resolution.  Sections 28, 29 and 30 allow for the establishment of Rules of Court and Regulations in relation to parties participating in dispute resolution processes.  This consequential amendment will update sections 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 106 - Subsection 32(1)

136.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 32(1).  Subsection 32(1) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court to make consent orders in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 32(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 107 - Subsection 32(1)

137.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 32(1).  Subsection 32(1) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court to make consent orders in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 32(1) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 108 - Section 33

138.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 33.  Section 33 explains the scope of Part 4 Division 2 of the Act.  This consequential amendment will update section 33 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 109 - Subsection 34(1)

139.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 34(1).  Subsection 34(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may refer proceedings, or any part of them, for mediation.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 34(1) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 110 - Subsection 34(5)

140.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subsection 34(5).  Subsection 34(5) relates to the Federal Magistrates Court referring proceedings, or any part of them, for mediation.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 34(5) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 111 - Subsection 35(1)

141.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 35(1).  Subsection 35(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may refer proceedings, or any part of them, for arbitration.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 35(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 112 - Subsection 35(5)

142.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subsection 35(5).  Subsection 35(5) provides for the protection and immunity of an arbitrator in proceedings, or a part of proceedings, that the Federal Magistrates Court has referred for arbitration.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 35(5) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 113 - Section 36 (heading)

143.           Item 550 repeals the heading to section 36 and inserts:  ‘Power of arbitrator to refer question of law to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 36 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 114 - Paragraphs 36(1)(a) and (b)

144.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in paragraphs 36(1)(a) and (b).  Paragraphs 36(1)(a) and (b) provide that an arbitrator who has had proceedings referred to them for arbitration may refer a question of law to the Federal Magistrates Court for determination.  This consequential amendment will update the reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ in paragraphs 36(1)(a) and (b) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 115 - Subsection 36(1)

145.           This item updates reference to ‘apply to the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate for leave to refer the question to the Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘apply to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge for leave to refer the question to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’  in subsection 36(1).  Subsection 36(1), as updated, will provide that an arbitrator may apply to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge for leave to refer a question of law to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for determination.  This will be a consequential amendment to reflect the new name of the Court and new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 116 - Subsection 36(2)

146.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 36(2).  Subsection 36(2) relates to granting leave to an arbitrator who has had proceedings referred to them for arbitration referring a question of law to the Federal Magistrates Court for determination.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 36(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judges’.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 117 - Subsection 36(2)

147.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 36(2).  Subsection 36(2) relates to granting leave to an arbitrator who has had proceedings referred to them for arbitration referring a question of law to the Federal Magistrates Court for determination.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 36(2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 118 - Paragraph 36(3)(a)

148.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in paragraph 36(3)(a).  Paragraph 36(3)(a) relates to granting leave to an arbitrator who has had proceedings referred to them for arbitration referring a question of law to the Federal Magistrates Court for determination.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 36(3)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court and new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 119 - Paragraph 36(3)(b)

149.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 36(3)(b).  Paragraph 36(3)(b) relates to granting leave to an arbitrator referring a question of law to the Federal Magistrates Court for determination.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 36(3)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 120 - Subsection 36(3)

150.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 36(3).  Subsection 36(3) relates to granting leave to an arbitrator who has had proceedings referred to them for arbitration referring a question of law to the Federal Magistrates Court for determination.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 36(3) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 121 - Subsections 37(1), (2) and (3)

151.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 37(1), (2) and (3).  Subsections 37(1), (2) and (3) relate to an arbitrator referring a question of law to the Federal Magistrates Court for determination.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 37(1), (2) and (3), to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 122 - Subsection 37(4)

152.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 37(4).  Subsection 37(4) relates to an arbitrator referring a question of law to the Federal Magistrates Court for determination.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 37(4) to reflect the new name of the Court and new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 123 - Subsections 38(1), (2) and (3)

153.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 38(1), (2) and (3).  Subsections 38(1), (2) and (3) relate the Federal Magistrates Court making an arbitration award.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 38(1), (2) and (3), to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 124 - Section 39

154.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 39.  Section 39 provides for the discretionary transfer of proceedings from the Federal Magistrates Court to the Family Court or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update section 39 to reflect the new name of the Court.  

Item 125 - Subsections 40(2) and (4)

155.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 40(2) and (4).  Subsections 40(2) and (4) relate to the establishment of Rules of Court for the discretionary transfer of proceedings from the Federal Magistrates Court to the Family Court or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 40(2) and (4) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 126 - Section 40(5)

156.           This item updates the first occurring reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in section 40(5).  Section 40(5) relates to the establishment of Rules of Court for the discretionary transfer of proceedings from the Federal Magistrates Court to the Family Court or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update section 40(5) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 127 - Paragraph 40(5)(b)

157.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 40(5)(b).   Paragraph 40(5)(b) relates to the establishment of Rules of Court for the discretionary transfer of proceedings from the Federal Magistrates Court to the Family Court or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 40(5)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 128 - Paragraph 40(5)(d)

158.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in paragraph 40(5)(d).  Paragraph 40(5)(d) relates to the establishment of Rules of Court for the discretionary transfer of proceedings from the Federal Magistrates Court to the Family Court or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 40(5)(d) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’

Item 129 - Subsections 40(6) and (7)

159.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 40(6) and (7).  Subsections 40(6) and (7) relate to the establishment of Rules of Court for the discretionary transfer of proceedings from the Federal Magistrates Court to the Family Court or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 40(6) and (7) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 130 - Subsections 41(1) to (6)

160.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 41(1) to (6).  Section 41 relates to the mandatory transfer of proceedings from the Federal Magistrates Court to the Family Court or the Federal Court of Australia.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 41(1) to (6) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 131 - Paragraph 41(10)(b)

161.           This item is a technical amendment to correct references to the short title of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 in paragraph 41(10)(b). 

Item 132 - Section 42 (heading)

162.           This item repeals the heading to section and inserts: ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia to operate informally’.  The amendment inserts a new heading to section 42 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 133 - Section 42

163.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 42.  Section 42 provides that the Federal Magistrates Court must operate without undue formality and must seek to ensure that proceedings are not protracted.  This consequential amendment will update section 42 to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 134 - Subsection 43(1)

164.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 43(1).  Subsection 43(1) relates to the practice and procedure of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 43(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 135 - Paragraph 43(2)(a) and (b)

165.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate, to the practice and procedure of the Federal Magistrates Court in relation to the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge, to the practice and procedure of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in relation to the jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraphs 43(2)(a) and (b).  Paragraph 43(2)(a) and (b) relates to the practice and procedure of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 43(2)(a) and (b) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 136 - Section 44

166.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 44.  Section 44 relates to the entitlement of parties to proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court to be legally represented.  This consequential amendment will update section 44 to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 137 - Subsection 45(1)

167.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 45(1).  Subsection 45(1) provides that interrogatories and discovery are not permitted in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court without leave of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 45(1) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 138 - Subsection 45(1)

168.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 45(1).  Subsection 45(1) provides that interrogatories and discovery are not permitted in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court without leave of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 45(1) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 139 - Subsection 45(2)

169.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 45(2).  Subsection 45(2) relates to the rule in subsection 45(1) that interrogatories and discovery are not permitted in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court without leave of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 45(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 140 - Paragraph 45(2)(b)

170.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ in paragraph 45(2)(b).  Paragraph 45(2)(b) relates to the rule in subsection 45(1) that interrogatories and discovery are not permitted in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court without leave of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 45(2)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 141 - Division 2 of Part 6 (heading)

171.           This item repeals the heading to Division 2 of Part 6 of the Act and inserts: ‘Division 2 - Documents filed with the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Division 2 of Part 6 of the Act to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 142 - Section 46 (heading)

172.           This item repeals the heading to section 46 and inserts: ‘Filing of d ocuments in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 46 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 143 - Section 46

173.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 46.  Section 46 relates to the filing of documents in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update section 46 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 144 - Section 47 (heading)

174.           This item will repeal the heading to section 47 and insert: ‘Seal of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 47 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 145 - Subsections 47(1) and (2)

175.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 47(1) and (2).  Subsections 47(1) and (2) relate to the use of the seal of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 47(1) and (2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 146 - Subsections 47(2)

176.           This item updates reference to the ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsections 47(2).  Subsection 47(2) relates to the use of the seal of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 47(2) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 147 - Subsection 47(3)

177.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 47(3).  Subsections 47(3) relates to the use of the seal of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 47(3) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 148 - Section 48 (heading)

178.           This item will repeal the heading to section 48 and insert: ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia stamps’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 48 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 149 - Subsection 48(1)

179.           This item updates the first occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 48(1).  Subsection 48(1) relates to the use of the stamp of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 48(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 150 - Subsection 48(1)

180.           This item updates reference to ‘ Federal Magistrates Court stamp ’ to be ‘ Federal Circuit Court of Australia stamp ’ in subsection 48(1).  Subsection 48(1) relates to the use of the stamp of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 48(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 151 - Subsection 48(1)

181.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 48(1).  Subsection 48(1) relates to the use of the stamp of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 48(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 152 - Subsections 48(2) and (3)

182.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 48(2) and (3).  Subsections 48(2) and (3) relates to the use of the stamp of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 48(2) and (3) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 153 - Subsection 49(1)

183.           This item updates the first occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 49(1).  Subsection 49(1) relates to the issuing of writs by the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 49(1) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 154 - Paragraph 49(1)(a)

184.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 49(1)(a).  Paragraph 49(1)(a) relates to the issuing of writs by the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 49(1)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court.  

Item 155 - Paragraph 49(1)(b)

185.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 49(1)(b).  Paragraph 49(1)(b) relates to the issuing of writs by the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 49(1)(b) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 156 - Subsection 49(3)

186.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 49(3).  Subsection 49(3) avoids doubt that subsection 49(1) does not apply to an order of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 49(3) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 157 - Subsection 50(1)

187.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 50(1).  Subsection 50(1) provides for instituting proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court by way of application without the need for pleadings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 50(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.  

Item 158 - Subsection 51(1)

188.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 51(1).  Subsection 51(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may make directions about the length of documents to be filed in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 51(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrate as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 159 - Subsection 51(1)

189.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 51(1).  Subsection 51(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may make directions about the length of documents to be filed in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 51(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 160 - Subsection 52(1)

190.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 52(1).  Subsection 52(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may sit at any place in Australia.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 52(1) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 161 - Subsection 52(2)

191.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 52(2).  Subsection 52(2) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may sit at any place in Australia.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 52(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 162 - Subsection 52(2)

192.           This item updates the second occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 52(2).  Subsection 52(2) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may sit at any place in Australia.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 52(2) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 163 - Subsection 52(2)

193.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court or Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or Judge’ in subsection 52(2).  Subsection 52(2) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may sit at any place in Australia.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 52(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 164 - Section 53

194.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 53.  Section 53 provides that civil proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court are to be determined without a jury.  This consequential amendment will update section 53 to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 165 - Section 54

195.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in section 54.  Section 54 provides the circumstances in which the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may make decisions in proceedings without an oral hearing.  This consequential amendment will update section 54 to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14). 

Item 166 - Subsection 55(1)

196.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 55(1).  Subsection 55(1) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to give directions about limiting the time for oral argument in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 55(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14). 

Item 167 - Subsection 55(1)

197.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 55(1).  Subsection 55(1) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to give directions about limiting the time for oral argument in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 55(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 168 - Subsection 56(1)

198.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 56(1).  Subsection 56(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may give directions about the use of written submissions in proceedings.  The amendment is consequential to reflect the new name of the Court and the title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).  

Item 169 - Subsection 56(1)

199.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 56(1).  Subsection 56(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may give directions about the use of written submission in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 56(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 170 - Subsection 56(2)

200.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 56(2).  Subsection 56(2) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may give directions about the length of written submission in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 56(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14). 

Item 171 - Subsection 56(2)

201.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 56(2).  Subsection 56(2) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may give directions about the length of written submission in proceedings before the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 56(2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 172 - Subsection 57(1)

202.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 57(1).  Subsection 57(1) provides that formal defects or irregularities do not necessarily invalidate proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 57(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Items 173 and 174 - Subsection 57(2)

203.           These items update references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in the two locations that they occur in subsection 57(2).  Subsection 57(2) provides that formal defects or irregularities do not necessarily invalidate proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  These consequential amendments will update subsection 57(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘the Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 175 - Subsection 58(1)

204.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 58(1).  Subsection 58(1) provides for the administration of oaths and affirmations in the Federal Magistrates Court by Federal Magistrates and other officers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 58(1) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 176 - Subsection 58(1)

205.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 58(1).  Subsection 58(1) provides for the administration of oaths and affirmations in the Federal Magistrates Court by Federal Magistrates and other officers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 58(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 177 - Subsection 58(2)

206.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 58(2).  Subsection 58(2) deals with the administration of oaths and affirmations in the Federal Magistrates Court by Federal Magistrates and other officers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 58(2) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 178 - Subsections 58(2) and (3)

207.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 58(2) and (3).  Subsections 58(2) and (3) deal with the administration of oaths and affirmations in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 58(2) and (3) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 179 - Subsection 59(1)

208.           This item updates the first occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 59(1).  Subsection 59(1) provides for the swearing or affirmation of affidavits in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 59(1) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 180 - Paragraph 59(1)(a)

209.           This item updates the first occurring reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 59(1)(a).  Paragraph 59(1)(a) provides for the swearing or affirmation of affidavits in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 59(1)(a) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 181 - Subparagraph 59(1)(f)(i)

210.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subparagraph 59(1)(f)(i).  Subparagraph 59(1)(f)(i) provides for the swearing or affirmation of affidavits in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraph 59(1)(f)(i) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 182 - Subsections 59(2) and (3)

211.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 59(2) and (3).  Subsections 59(2) and (3) provide for the swearing or affirmation of affidavits in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 59(2) and (3) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 183 - Section 60

212.           This item updates the first occurring reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in section 60.  Section 60 provides for the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to order the examination of a person and commissions in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  The amendment updates section 60 to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 184 - Paragraph 60(a)

213.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court, a Federal Magistrate, an officer of the Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia, a Judge, an officer of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 60(a).  Paragraph 60(a) provides for the Court to order the examination of a person before Federal Magistrates Court, a Federal Magistrate, an officer of the Federal Magistrates Court or other person in a proceeding in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 60(a) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 185 - Section 60

214.           This item updates the second occurring reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in section 60.  Section 60 provides for the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to order the examination of a person and commissions in a proceeding in the Federal Magistrates Court.  The amendment updates section 60 to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 186 - Paragraph 60(d) 

215.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or Judge’ in paragraph 60(d).  Paragraph 60(d) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to order the examination of a person and commissions in a proceeding in the Federal Magistrates Court.  The amendment updates paragraph 60(d) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 187 - Section 61

216.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 61.  Section 61 provides for the Federal Magistrates Court to make orders to prohibit or restrict access to, or the publication of evidence and other material associated with, proceedings in the Court.  This consequential amendment will update section 61 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 188 - Subsection 62(1)

217.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 62(1).  Subsection 62(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may make directions about the length of time for testimonies in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 62(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 189 - Subsection 62(1)

218.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 62(1).  Subsection 62(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may make directions about the length of time for testimonies in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 62(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 190 - Section 63 (heading)

219.           This item repeals the heading to section 63 and inserts: ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia may question witnesses’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 63 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 191 - Section 63

220.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 63.  Section 63 provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may question witnesses.  This consequential amendment will update section 63 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 192 - Subsection 64(1)

221.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 64(1).  Subsection 64(1) provides for evidence to be given orally or by affidavit in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 64(1) reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 193 - Subsection 64(2)

222.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 64(2).  Subsection 64(2) provides for evidence to be given in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 64(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 194 - Subsections 64(4) and (6)

223.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 64(4) and (6).  Subsections 64(4) and (6) provide for cross-examination of persons who make an affidavit as part of evidence in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 64(4) and (6) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 195 - Section 65

224.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 65.  Section 65 provides for offences by witnesses in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update section 65 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 196 - Subsection 66(1)

225.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 66(1).  Subsection 66(1) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to direct or allow testimony in proceedings to be given by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 66(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 197 - Paragraph 66(2)(c)

226.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in paragraph 66(2)(c).  Paragraph 66(2)(c) relates to powers of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to direct or allow testimony in proceedings being given by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 66(2)(c) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.   The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 198 - Subsection 66(3)

227.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ wherever it occurs in subsection 66(3).  Subsection 66(3) relates to relates to powers of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to direct or allow testimony in proceedings being given by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 66(3) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.   The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 199 - Subsection 66(4)

228.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 66(4).  Subsection 66(4) relates to powers of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to direct or allow testimony in proceedings being given by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 66(4) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 200 - Paragraph 66(4)(b)

229.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court’s own initiative or on the Federal Magistrate’s own initiative’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’s own initiative or on the Judge’s own initiative’ in paragraph 66(4)(b).  Paragraph 66(4)(b) relates to powers of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to direct or allow testimony in proceedings being given by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 66(4)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 201 - Subsection 67(1)

230.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 67(1).  Subsection 67(1) provides for the power of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to order a person to appear in proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 67(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 202 - Subsection 67(1)

231.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ in subsection 67(1).  Subsection 67(1) provides for the power of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to order a person to appear in proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 67(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).

Item 203 - Subsection 67(2)

232.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 67(2).  Subsection 67(2) relates to the power of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to order a person to appear in proceedings by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 67(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14). 

Item 204 - Paragraph 67(2)(b)

233.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court’s own initiative or on the Federal Magistrate’s own initiative’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’s own initiative or on the Judge’s own initiative’ in paragraph 67(2)(b).  Paragraph 67(2)(b) relates to the power of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to order a person to appear in proceedings by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 67(2)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.   

Item 205 - Subsection 68(1)

234.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 68(1).  Subsection 68(1) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to direct or allow a person to make submissions to the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 68(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14). 

Item 206 - Subsection 68(1)

235.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ in subsection 68(1).  Subsection 68(1) provides for the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to direct or allow a person to make submissions to the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 68(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 207 - Subsection 68(2)

236.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 68(2).  Subsection 68(2) relates to the power of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to direct or allow a person to make submissions by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 68(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).   

Item 208 - Paragraph 68(2)(b)

237.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court’s own initiative or on the Federal Magistrate’s own initiative’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’s own initiative or on the Judge’s own initiative’ in paragraph 68(2)(b).  Paragraph 68(2)(b) relates to the power of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to direct or allow a person to make submissions by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 68(2)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 209 - Subsection 69(1)

238.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 69(1).  Subsection 69(1) provides the conditions for use of video and audio links in proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 69(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).     

Item 210 - Subsection 69(1)

239.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ wherever it occurs in subsection 69(1).  Subsection 69(1) provides the conditions for use of video and audio links in proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 69(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 211 - Subsection 69(3)

240.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 69(3).  Subsection 69(3) provides the conditions for use of audio links in proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 69(3) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).     

Item 212 - Subsection 69(3)

241.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ wherever it occurs in subsection 69(3).  Subsection 69(3) provides the conditions for use of video and audio links in proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 69(3) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).     

Item 213 - Subsection 69(5)

242.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 69(5).  Subsection 69(5) provides conditions for the use of video links audio links in proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 69(5) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).     

Item 214 - Section 70

243.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in section 70.  Section 70 provides for powers of Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to make orders about putting documents to a person by video link or audio link in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update section 70 to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).     

Item 215 - Section 70

244.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ wherever it occurs in section 70.  Section 70 provides for powers of Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to make orders about putting documents to a person by video link or audio link in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update section 70 to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).     

Item 216 - Paragraphs 71(a) and (b)

245.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ in paragraphs 71(a) and (b).  Paragraphs 71(a) and (b) relate to the administration of oaths and affirmations in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court that involve testimony by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 71(a) and (b) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 217 - Subsection 72(1)

246.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 72(1).  Subsection 72(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may make orders in relation to expenses associated with testimony and appearance in proceedings by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 72(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).        

Item 218 - Subsection 72(1)

247.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ in subsection 72(1).  Subsection 72(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate may make orders in relation to expenses associated with testimony and appearance in proceedings by video link or audio link.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 72(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 219 - Subsections 74(1) and (2)

248.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 74(1) and (2).  Subsections 74(1) and (2) relate to the form and authentication of orders made by the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 74(1) and (2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 220 - Paragraph 75(1)(a)

249.           This item updates references to the  ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’  in paragraph 75(1)(a).  Paragraph 75(1)(a) relates to  publication of orders of the Federal Magistrates Court where judgment is reserved in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 75(1)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 221 - Paragraph 75(1)(b)

250.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 75(1)(b).  Paragraph 75(1)(b) relates to publication of orders of the Federal Magistrates Court where judgment is reserved in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 75(1)(b) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 222 - Subsection 75(1)

251.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate on behalf of the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge on behalf of the Judge’ in subsection 75(1).  Subsection 75(1) relates to publication of orders of the Federal Magistrates Court where judgment is reserved in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 75(1) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 223 - Paragraph 75(2)(a)

252.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 75(2)(a).  Paragraph 75(2)(a) relates to publication of orders of the Federal Magistrates Court where judgment is reserved in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 75(2)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 224 - Paragraph 75(2)(b)

253.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 75(2)(b).  Paragraph 75(2)(b) relates to publication of orders of the Federal Magistrates Court where judgment is reserved in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 75(2)(b) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 225 - Subsection 75(2)

254.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate on behalf of the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge on behalf of the Judge’ in subsection 75(2).  Subsection 75(2) relates to publication of orders of the Federal Magistrates Court where judgment is reserved in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 75(2) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 226 - Paragraph 76(2)(a)

255.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 76(2)(a).  Paragraph 76(2)(a) deals with orders for payment of interest up to judgment in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 76(2)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 227 - Subsection 76(2)

256.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 76(2).  Subsection 76(2) deals with orders of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate for payment of interest up to judgment.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 76(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).       

Item 228 - Subsection 76(3)

257.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ wherever it occurs in subsection 76(3).  Subsection 76(3) deals with orders of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate for payment of interest up to judgment.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 76(3) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates.

Item 229 - Paragraph 76(5)(b)

258.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court in its absolute discretion, or a Federal Magistrate in that Federal Magistrate’s’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia in its absolute discretion, or a Judge in that Judge’s’ in paragraph 76(5)(b).  Paragraph 76(5)(b) relates to orders of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate for payment of interest up to judgment.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 76(5)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).          

Item 230 - Paragraph 76(5)(g)

259.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or the Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or the Judge’ in paragraph 76(5)(g).  Paragraph 76(5)(g) relates to orders of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate for payment of interest up to judgment.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 76(5)(g) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 231 - Subsection 77(2)

260.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 77(2).  Subsection 77(2) relates to interest on judgment debts under judgments of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 77(2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 232 - Paragraph 77(3)(b)

261.           This item updates references to the  ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’  wherever it occurs in paragraph 77(3)(b).  Paragraph 77(3)(b) relates to interest on judgment debts under judgments of  the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 77(3)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 233 - Subsections 78(2) and (4)

262.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 78(2) and (4).  Subsections 78(2) and (4) deal with enforcement of judgments of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 78(2) and (4) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 234 - Subsection 79(2)

263.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 79(2).  Subsection 79(2) provides for the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to award costs in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 79(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’, and is not designed to alter the jurisdiction of the Court.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14). 

Item 235 - Subsection 79(2)

264.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 79(2).  Subsection 79(2) provides for the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to award costs in proceedings before the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 79(2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 236 - Subsection 79(3)

265.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or Judge’ in subsection 79(3).  Subsection 79(3) relates to the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court to award costs in proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 79(3) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 237 - Subsection 80(2)

266.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsection 80(2).  Subsection 80(2) provides for the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to make orders for security for costs in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 80(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).  

Item 238 - Subsection 80(2)

267.           This item updates the last occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 80(2).  Subsection 80(2) provides for the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to make orders for security for costs in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 80(2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 239 - Subsection 80(3)

268.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or Judge’ in subsection 80(3).  Subsection 80(3) relates to the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to make orders for security for costs in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 80(3) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 240 - Subsections 80(4) and (5)

269.           This item will insert ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsections 80(4) and (5).  Subsections 80(4) and (5) relate to the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate to make orders for security for costs in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 80(4) and (5) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14). 

Item 241 - Subsection 81(1)

270.           This item updates the first occurring reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in subsection 81(1).  Subsection 81(1) provides for the making of Rules of Court for the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 81(1) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 242 - Paragraphs 81(1)(a) and (b)

271.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in paragraphs 81(1)(a) and (b).  Paragraphs 81(1)(a) and (b) provide for the making of Rules of Court for the Federal Magistrates Court dealing with certain matters in relation to the Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 81(1)(a) and (b) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 243 - Paragraph 81(3)(b)

272.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate acting on behalf of the Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Chief Judge acting on behalf of the Judges’ in paragraph 81(3)(b).  Paragraph 81(3)(b) deals with application of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 in relation to Rules of Court for the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 81(3)(b) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’ and other Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 244 - Subsection 81(4)

273.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 81(4).  Subsection 81(4) deals with assistance in drafting Rules of Court for the Federal Magistrates Court if the Chief Federal Magistrates so desires.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 81(4) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 245 - Paragraph 82(1)(f)

274.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 82(1)(f).  Paragraph 82(1)(f) provides for matters that the Rules of Court for the Federal Magistrates Court may address.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 82(1)(f) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 246 - Section 83

275.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 83.  Section 83 provides that the Rules of Court for Federal Magistrates Court may address issues relating to the service of documents.  This consequential amendment will update section 83 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 247 - Paragraphs 85(a), (b) and (d)

276.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in paragraphs 85(a), (b) and (d).  Paragraphs 85(a), (b) and (d), provide that the Rules of Court for the Federal Magistrates Court may address issues relating to the enforcement of orders and judgments of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 85(a), (b) and (d), to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 248 - Paragraph 85(e)

277.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in paragraph 85(e).  Paragraph 85(e) provides that the Rules of Court for the Federal Magistrates Court may address issues relating to the form of reasons for decisions given by the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 85(e) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).    

Item 249 - Paragraphs 86(b) and (c)

278.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in paragraphs 86(b) and (c).  Paragraphs 86(b) and (c) provide that the Rules of Court for the Federal Magistrates Court may address issues relating costs.  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 86(b) and (c) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 250 - Section 87

279.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 87.  Section 87 sets out general matters that the Rules of Court for the Federal Magistrates Court may address.  This consequential amendment will update section 87 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 251 - Part 7 (heading)

280.           This item repeals the heading to Part 7 of the Act and inserts:

Management of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  The amendment inserts a new heading to Part 7 of the Act to reflect the new name of the Court.  

Item 252 - Division 1 of Part 7 (heading)

281.           This item repeals the heading to Division 1 of Part 7 of the Act and inserts:

Administration of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia ’.  The amendment inserts a new heading to Division 1 of Part 7 to reflect the new name of the Court.  

Item 253 - Section 89 (heading)

282.           This item repeals the heading to section 89 and inserts: ‘Management of administrative affairs of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  The amendment inserts a new heading to section 89 to reflect the new name of the Court.  

Item 254 - Subsection 89(1)

283.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 89(1).  Subsection 89(1) provides for the responsibility of the Chief Federal Magistrate in the management of the administrative affairs of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 89(1) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’. 

Item 255 - Subsection 89(1)

284.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 89(1).  Subsection 89(1) provides for the responsibility of the Chief Federal Magistrate in the management of the administrative affairs of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 89(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 256 - Subsection 89(3)

285.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 89(3).  Subsection 89(3) deals with the powers of the Chief Federal Magistrate in the management of the administrative affairs of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 89(3) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 257 - Subsection 89(3A)

286.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’s’ to be ‘Chief Judge’s’ in subsection 89(3A).  Subsection 89(3A) relates to the role of the Chief Federal Magistrate in the management of the administrative affairs of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 89(3A) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 258 - Subsections 89(3A) and (4)

287.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsections 89(3A) and (4).  Subsections 89(3A) and (4) relate to the powers of the Chief Federal Magistrate in the management of the administrative affairs of the Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 89(3A) and (4) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 259 - Subsection 90(1)

288.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 90(1).  Subsection 90(1) provides that the Chief Federal Magistrate may make arrangements with other federal courts to perform certain functions.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 90(1) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 260 - Subsections 90(1), (2) and (3)

289.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 90(1), (2) and (3).  Subsections 90(1), (2) and (3) relate to arrangements between the Federal Magistrates Court and other federal courts.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 90(1), (2) and (3), to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 261 - Subsection 91(1)

290.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 91(1).  Subsection 91(1) provides that the Chief Federal Magistrate may make arrangements with Commonwealth, State or Territory agencies and organisations to perform certain functions.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 91(1) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 262 - Subsections 91(1), (2) and (3)

291.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 91(1), (2) and (3).  Subsections 91(1), (2) and (3) relate to arrangements between the Federal Magistrates Court and Commonwealth, State or Territory agencies and organisations.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 91(1), (2) and (3), to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 263 - Section 92

292.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in section 92.  Section 92 provides for the Chief Federal Magistrate to make arrangements other federal courts for sharing courtrooms and other facilities.  This consequential amendment will update section 92 to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 264 - Paragraphs 92(a) and (b)

293.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraphs 92(a) and (b).  Paragraphs 92(a) and (b) relate to arrangements between the Federal Magistrates Court and other federal courts to share courtrooms and other facilities.  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 92(a) and (b) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 265 - Subsection 93(1)

294.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ and ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ and ‘Judge’ respectively in subsection 93(1).  Subsection 93(1) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may appoint committees, consisting of Federal Magistrates and other persons, to advise the Federal Magistrates Court about certain matters.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 93(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new titles of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  Subsection 93(1), as amended, will provide that the Federal Circuit Court of Australia may appoint committees consisting of Judges, or of Judges and other persons, for the purpose of advising the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in relation to the exercise of powers of the Court under the Act or the making of Rules of Court.

Item 266 - Paragraph 93(1)(a)

295.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraphs 93(1)(a).  Paragraph 93(1)(a) provides that the Federal Magistrates Court may appoint committees, consisting of Federal Magistrates and other persons, to advise the Federal Magistrates Court about certain matters including the exercise of the powers of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 93(1)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 267 - Subsection 93(2)

296.           This item repeals subsection 93(2) and inserts a new subsection 93(2) to update references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court’, ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ and ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’, ‘Chief Judge’ and ‘Judge’ respectively.  New subsection 93(2), as amended will provide that the Chief Judge may appoint committees consisting of Judges or of Judges and other persons, for the purpose of advising the Chief Judge in relation to the management of the administrative affairs of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment reflects the new name of the Court and the new titles of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’ and Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 268 - Division 1A of Part 7 (heading)

297.           This item repeals the heading to Division 1A of Part 7 and inserts: ‘ Administration of Federal Circuit Court of Australia’s family services’.  The amendment inserts a new heading to Division 1A of Part 7 to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 269 - Subsections 93D(1) and (2)

298.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 93D(1) and (2).  Subsections 93D(1) and (2) provide that the Chief Executive Officer may authorise an officer or staff member of the Federal Magistrates Court to provide family counselling or family dispute resolution.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 93D(1) and (2) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 270 - Section 94

299.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the title of the statutory office of Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in section 94.  Section 94 establishes the office of the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This amendment will change the title of the office in accordance with the new name of the Court. 

300.           Sub-item 4(1) of Schedule 2 of this Bill provides that the person who, immediately before the commencement of this Bill, was the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Magistrates Court continues, after that time, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. 

Item 271 - Subsection 96(1)

301.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 96(1).  Subsection 96(1) provides for the function of the Chief Executive Officer.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 96(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 272 - Subsections 96(1), (2) and (3)

302.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsections 96(1), (2) and (3).  Subsections 96(1), (2) and (3), provide for the powers of the Chief Executive Officer, in relation to the Chief Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 96(1), (2) and (3) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’, and are not designed to alter the functions of the Chief Executive Officer.

Item 273 - Subsection 96(3)

303.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 96(3).  Subsection 96(3) provides for the Chief Executive Officer to act in relation to the administrative affairs of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 96(3) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 274 - Subsection 96(4)

304.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 96(4).  Subsections 96(4) provides for the Chief Federal Magistrate to give directions to the Chief Executive Officer in relation to exercise of the Chief Executive Officer’s powers.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 96(4) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 275 - Subsection 97(2)

305.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 97(2).  Subsection 97(2) provides for staffing of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 97(2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 276 - Section 98

306.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 98.  Section 98 provides for the establishment of Registries of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update section 98 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 277 - Section 99 (heading)

307.           This item repeals the heading to section 99 and inserts: ‘Officers of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 99 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 278 - Subsections 99(1), (2), (4) and (6)

308.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 99(1), (2), (4) and (6).  Subsections 99(1), (2), (4) and (6) provide for officers of the Federal Magistrates Court, including Registrars, the Sheriff of the Federal Magistrates Court, Deputy Sheriffs, the Marshal of the Federal Magistrates Court, Deputy Marshals and family consultants.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 99(1), (2), (4) and (6) to reflect the new name of the Court for the title of the officers and are not designed to alter the arrangements for these positions.   

309.           Sub-item 4(2) of Schedule 2 of this Bill provides for transitional arrangements in relation to officers of the Federal Magistrates Court.

Item 279 - Paragraph 99(6)(d)

310.           This item updates references to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in paragraph 99(6)(d).  Paragraph 99(6)(d) provide for the duties, powers and functions of officers of the Federal Magistrates Court, including those given by the Chief Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 99(6)(d) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 280 - Subsection 99(7)

311.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 99(7).  Subsection 99(7) provides that officers of the Federal Magistrates Court are to be appointed by the Chief Executive Officer.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 99(7) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 281 - Section 100

312.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in section 100.  Section 100 provides for the Chief Executive Officer, on behalf of Federal Magistrate, to make staffing arrangements in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update section 100 to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 282 - Sections 100 and 101

313.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in sections 100 and 101.  Sections 100 and 101 provide for staff and Registrars of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update sections 100 and 101 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 283 - Subsection 102(1)

314.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 102(1).  Subsection 102(1) provides for the objects of the section to allow certain powers of the Federal Magistrates Court to be exercised by Registrars.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 102(1) to reflect the new name of the Court and is not designed to alter arrangements for powers to be exercised by a Registrar.

Item 284 - Subsection 102(2)

315.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ and ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ and ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ respectively in relevant locations in subsection 102(2).  Subsection 102(2) provides for the powers of the Federal Magistrates Court that may be exercised by a Registrar.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 102(2) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).    

Item 285 - Paragraphs 102(2)(a), (c), (e), (h) and (i)

316.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraphs 102(2)(a), (c), (e), (h) and (i).  Paragraphs 102(2)(a), (c), (e), (h) and (i) provide for the powers of the Federal Magistrates Court that may be exercised by a Registrar.  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 102(2)(a), (c), (e), (h) and (i) to reflect the new name of the Court.  

Item 286 - Subsection 102(6)

317.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 102(6).  Subsection 102(6) deals with laws which apply to the powers of the Federal Magistrates Court that may be exercised by a Registrar.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 102(6) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 287 - Subsection 103(1)

318.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 103(1).  Subsection 103(1) provides that the Rules of Court may delegate powers of the Federal Magistrates Court to Registrars of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 103(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 288 - Subsections 103(2) and (3)

319.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in subsections 103(2) and (3).  Subsections 103(2) and (3) deal with powers of the Federal Magistrates Court delegated to Registrars of the Federal Magistrates Court under the Rules of Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 103(2) and (3) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).  

Item 289 - Subsection 103(7)

320.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsection 103(7).  Subsection 103(7) deals with laws which apply to the powers of the Federal Magistrates Court that may be delegated to Registrars under the Rules of Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 103(7) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 290 - Subsections 104(2) and (3)

321.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 104(2) and (3).  Subsections 104(2) and (3) provide for the review of an exercise by the Registrar of the powers of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 104(2) and (3) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 291 - Subsection 104(4)

322.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subsection 104(4).  Subsection 104(4) provides for a Registrar to refer an application to a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 104(4) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 292 - Subsection 105(1)

323.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subsection 105(1).  Subsection 105(1) provides that a Registrar must take an oath or affirmation before a Federal Magistrate before proceeding to discharge his or her duties.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 105(1) to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 293 - Subsections 105(2) and (3)

324.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 105(2) and (3).  Subsections 105(2) and (3) provide the form of oath or affirmation for a Registrar of the Federal Magistrates Court to take before proceeding to discharge his or her duties.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 105(2) and (3) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 294 - Section 106 (heading)

325.           This item repeals the heading to section 106 and inserts: ‘The Sheriff of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 106 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 295 - Section 106

326.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 106.  Section 106 provides for the Sheriff of the Federal Magistrates Court, and responsibilities of the office.  This amendment will update section 106 to reflect the new name of the Court in the title of the office the Sheriff (see Item 278). 

Item 296 - Subsection 107(1)

327.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 107(1).  Subsection 107(1) provides for the appointment of a Deputy Sheriff of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This amendment will update subsection 107(1) to reflect the new name of the Court in the title of the office of Deputy Sheriff (see Item 278).

Item 297 - Section 109 (heading)

328.           This item repeals the heading to section 109 and inserts: ‘The Marshal of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 109 to reflect the new name of the Court in the title of the Marshal of the Federal Magistrates Court. 

Item 298 - Subsection 109(1)

329.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 109(1).  Subsection 109(1provides for the Marshal of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This amendment will update subsection 109(1) to reflect the new name of the Court in the title of the office the Sheriff (see Item 278).

Item 299 - Paragraph 109(2)(a)

330.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 109(2)(a).  Paragraph 109(2)(a) provides for the responsibilities of the Marshal of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 109(2)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 300 - Paragraph 109(2)(b)

331.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates and officers and staff of the Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Judges and officers and staff of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 109(2)(b).  Paragraph 109(2)(b) provides for the responsibilities of the Marshal of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 109(2)(b) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 301 - Paragraphs 109(3)(a) and (b)

332.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraphs 109(3)(a) and (b).  Paragraphs 109(3)(a) and (b) provides for the responsibilities of the Marshal of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 109(3)(a) and (b) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 302 - Subsection 110(1)

333.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 110(1).  Subsection 110(1) provides for the appointment of a Deputy Marshal of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This amendment will update subsection 110(1) to reflect the new name of the Court in the title of the office of Deputy Sheriff (see Item 278).

Item 303 - Section 111A

334.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 111A.  Section 111A provides for the engagement of family consultants who are officers of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update section 111A to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 304 - Section 111A (note)

335.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the note to section 111A.  Section 111A relates to the appointment of family consultants who are not officers of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update the note to section 111A to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 305 - Section 112 (heading)

336.           This item repeals the heading to section 112 and inserts: ‘Staff of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 112 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 306 - Subsections 112(1) and (2)

337.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsections 112(1) and (2).  Subsections 112(1) and (2) provide for the engagement of staff of the Federal Magistrates Court under the Public Service Act 1999 .  This consequential amendment will update subsections 112(1) and (2) to reflect the new name of the Court and is not designed to alter arrangements for staff of the Court.

Item 307 - Subsection 113(1)

338.           This item updates the first occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 113(1).  Subsection 113(1) provides arrangements for actions normally dealt with by the Sheriff where the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff is a party to proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 113(1) and (2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 308 - Paragraph 113(1)(a)

339.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in paragraph 113(1)(a).  Paragraph 113(1)(a) provides arrangements for actions normally dealt with by the Sheriff where the Sheriff or Deputy Sheriff is a party to proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 113(1)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).  

Item 309 - Subsection 113(2)

340.           This item updates the first occurring reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 113(2).  Subsection 113(2) provides arrangements for actions normally dealt with by the Marshal where the Marshal or Deputy Marshal is a party to proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 113(2) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 310 - Paragraph 113(2)(a)

341.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ in paragraph 113(2)(a).  Paragraph 113(2)(a) provides arrangements for actions normally dealt with by the Marshal where the Marshal or Deputy Marshal is a party to proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 113(2)(a) to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  The expression ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia or a Judge’ has specific meaning as part of the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 5 (see Item 14).  

Item 311 - Section 114

342.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in section 114.  Section 114 deals with receivers in proceedings in the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update section 114 to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 312 - Subsection 115(1)

343.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 115(1).  Subsection 115(1) provides for the engagement of consultants by the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Magistrates Court’.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 115(1) to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 313 - Section 116

344.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 116.  Section 116 provides for the Chief Executive Officer to give directions and issue guidelines to officers and staff of the in the Federal Magistrates Court in relation to procedural information for parties to proceedings.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 116 to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 314 - Subsection 117(1)

345.           This item updates reference to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ in subsection 117(1).  Subsection 117(1) requires the Chief Federal Magistrate to prepare and give to the Minister an annual report for the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 117(1) to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 315 - Subsection 117(1)

346.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subsection 117(1).  Subsection 117(1) requires the Chief Federal Magistrate to prepare and give to the Minister an annual report for the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subsection 117(1) to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 316 - Section 117A (heading)

347.           This item will repeal the heading to section 117A and insert: ‘Delegation of the administrative powers of the Chief Judge’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 117A to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’.

Items 317 and 318 - Section 117A

348.           These items update references to ‘Chief Federal Magistrate’ and ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Chief Judge’ and ‘Judges’ respectively in section 117A.  Section 117A provides for the Chief Federal Magistrate to delegate his or her powers to one or more of the Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update section 117A to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate as ‘Chief Judge’ and Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’ and is not designed to alter existing delegations.

Item 319 - Section 118 (heading)

349.           This item repeals the heading to section 118 and inserts: ‘Proceedings arising out of administration of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to section 118 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 320 - Section 118

350.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in section 118.  Section 118 deals with proceedings arising out of the management of the administrative affairs of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update section 118 to reflect the new name of the Court. 

Item 321 - Section 119

351.           This item repeals section 119 and replaces it with a new section which will update references to ‘Federal Magistrate’, ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ and ‘Chief Federal Magistrate with ‘Judge’, ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ and ‘Chief Judge’ respectively.  New section 119, as substituted, will provide that references to a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in Commonwealth legislation include reference to the Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

352.           This consequential amendment will reflect the new name of the Court and the new titles of the Chief Federal Magistrate and other Federal Magistrates as ‘Chief Judge’ and ‘Judge’. 

Item 322 - Subsections 120(3) and (4)

353.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in subsections 120(3) and (4).  Subsections 120(3) and (4) set out matters that regulations made under the Act may provide for.  This consequential amendment will update subsections 120(3) and (4) to reflect the new name of the Court, including in relation to officers of the Court.  

Item 323 - Schedule 1 (heading)

354.           This item repeals the heading to Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘ Personnel provisions relating to Judges’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 324 - Part 1 of Schedule 1 (heading)

355.           This item repeals the heading to Part 1 of Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘ Appointment of Judges’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Part 1 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 325 - Clause 1 of Schedule 1 (heading)

356.           This item repeals the heading to Clause 1 of Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘Appointment of Judges’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Clause 1 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 326 - Subclauses 1(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of Schedule 1

357.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in subclauses 1(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of Schedule 1.  Subclauses 1(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of Schedule 1 provide for the appointment of Federal Magistrates to the Federal Magistrates Court.  This amendment will update subclauses 1(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’, and is not designed to require the reappointment of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judges’ (see Item 32). 

358.           Item 32 includes amendments which clarify that a person holding office as the Chief Federal Magistrate or Federal Magistrate immediately before commencement of this Bill continues to hold that office under the title of Chief Judge or Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

359.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.

Item 327 - Subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1

360.           This item updates the first and second occurring references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1 provides that a Federal Magistrate (other than the Chief Federal Magistrate) holds office on a full-time basis unless the Federal Magistrate’s commission of appointment specifies otherwise.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

361.           Item 32 includes amendments which clarify that a person holding office as the Chief Federal Magistrate or Federal Magistrate immediately before commencement of this Bill continues to hold that office under the title of Chief Judge or Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

362.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.

Item 328 - Subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1

363.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’s’ to be ‘Judge’s’ in subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1 provides that a Federal Magistrate (other than the Chief Federal Magistrate) holds office on a full-time basis unless the Federal Magistrate’s commission of appointment specifies otherwise.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

364.           Item 32 includes amendments which clarify that a person holding office as the Chief Federal Magistrate or Federal Magistrate immediately before commencement of this Bill continues to hold that office under the title of Chief Judge or Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

365.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.

Item 329 - Subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1

366.           This item updates the last occurring reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1 provides that a Federal Magistrate (other than the Chief Federal Magistrate) holds office on a full-time basis unless the Federal Magistrate’s commission of appointment specifies otherwise.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 1(6) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

367.           Item 32 includes amendments which clarify that a person holding office as the Chief Federal Magistrate or Federal Magistrate immediately before commencement of this Bill continues to hold that office under the title of Chief Judge or Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

368.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.

Item 330 - Subclause 1(7) of Schedule 1

369.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subclause 1(7) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 1(7) of Schedule 1 provides for the meaning of references ‘appointment’ of a Federal Magistrate in Schedule 1.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 1(7) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

370.           Item 32 includes amendments which clarify that a person holding office as the Chief Federal Magistrate or Federal Magistrate immediately before commencement of this Bill continues to hold that office under the title of Chief Judge or Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

371.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.

Item 331 - Clause 1 of Schedule 1 (note)

372.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in the note to Clause 1 of Schedule 1.  Clause 1 of Schedule 1 provides for the appointment of Federal Magistrates to the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update the note to Clause 1 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 332 - Clause 1A of Schedule 1 (heading)

373.           This item repeals the heading to clause 1A of Schedule 1 and inserts:

‘Assignment of Judges to Divisions’.  The amendment inserts a new heading to clause 1A of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 333 - Clause 1A of Schedule 1

374.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in clause 1A of Schedule 1.  Clause 1A of Schedule 1 provides for the assignment of Federal Magistrates to Divisions of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update Clause 1A of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

375.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.

Item 334 - Clause 1A of Schedule 1 (note)

376.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in the note to clause 1A of Schedule 1.  Clause 1A of Schedule 1 relates to the assignment of Federal Magistrates to Divisions of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update the note to Clause 1A of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 335 - Clause 1A of Schedule 1 (note)

377.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in the note to clause 1A of Schedule 1.  Clause 1A of Schedule 1 relates to the assignment of Federal Magistrates to Divisions of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update the note to Clause 1A of Schedule 1 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 336 - Clause 2 of Schedule 1

378.           This item repeals clause 2 of Schedule 1 and inserts a new clause 2 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  This clause, as substituted will provide for styling of the Chief Judge and Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in a similar manner as the styling of the Chief Federal Magistrate and Federal Magistrates, ie:

  • the Chief Judge is to be styled ‘Chief Judge (name) ’, and
  • a Judge (other than the Chief Judge) is to be styled 'Judge (name) .

379.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.

Item 337 - Subclause 3(1) of Schedule 1

380.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 3(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 3(1) of Schedule 1 requires that, before discharging the duties of his or her office, a Federal Magistrate must take a specified oath or affirmation.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 3(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 338 - Paragraph 3(2)(e) of Schedule 1

381.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 3(2)(e) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 3(2)(e) of Schedule 1 provides that the oath or affirmation for a Federal Magistrate before discharging the duties of his or her office must be taken before a person in a specified category, including another Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 3(2)(e) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new name of the Court and the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 339 - Subclauses 3(3) and (4) of Schedule 1

382.           This item updates references to ‘ Chief Federal Magistrate or Federal Magistrate ’ to be ‘ Chief Judge or Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia ’ in subclauses 3(3) and (4) of Schedule 1.  Subclauses 3(3) and (4) of Schedule 1 provide for the form of the oath and affirmation for a Federal Magistrate to take before discharging the duties of his or her office.  This consequential amendment will update the oath and affirmation in subclauses 3(3) and (4) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new name of the Court and the new titles of the Chief Federal Magistrate and other Federal Magistrates as ‘Chief Judge’ and ‘Judge’.

383.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.

Item 340 - Part 2 of Schedule 1 (heading)

384.           This item repeals the heading to Part 2 of Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘ Terms and conditions of Judges’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Part 2 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 341 - Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (heading)

385.           This item repeals the heading to Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘ Terms and conditions of serving Judges’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 342 - Subclause 4(1) of Schedule 1

386.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 4(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 4(1) of Schedule 1 provides that a Federal Magistrate must not engage in paid work outside the duties of the Federal Magistrate’s office if that work is incompatible with the holding of a judicial office under Chapter III of the Constitution.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 4(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 343 - Subclause 4(1) of Schedule 1

387.           This item updates reference to ‘Judge’s’ to be ‘Federal Magistrate’s’ in subclause 4(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 4(1) of Schedule 1 provides that a Federal Magistrate must not engage in paid work outside the duties of the Federal Magistrate’s office if that work is incompatible with the holding of a judicial office under Chapter III of the Constitution.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 4(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 344 - Subclauses 4(2) and (3) of Schedule 1

388.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclauses 4(2) and (3) of Schedule 1.  Subclauses 4(2) and (3) of Schedule 1 deal with restrictions on work of a serving Federal Magistrates in legal practice.  This consequential amendment will update subclauses 4(2) and (3) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 345 - Subclause 5(1) of Schedule 1

389.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 5(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 5(1) of Schedule 1 provides that a Federal Magistrate is to be paid such remuneration as determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 5(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’ and is not designed to alter arrangements for the remuneration of Judges.

390.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.  This includes the application of subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Item 346 - Subclause 5(3) of Schedule 1

391.           This item repeals subclause 5(3) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 5(3) of Schedule 1 provides that, for the purpose of paragraph 7(5B)(a) of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 , a Federal Magistrate is the holder of an office of Justice of a federal court.  Paragraph 7(5B)(a) refers to the holder of an office of Justice or Judge of a Federal Court.  As Federal Magistrates will be titled as ‘Judge’, subclause 5(3) of Schedule 1 will no longer be necessary.

392.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.  This includes the application of subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Item 347 - Subclause 5(4) of Schedule 1 (note 2)

393.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in Note 2 to subclause 5(4) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 5(4) of Schedule 1 defines remuneration in clause 5.  This consequential amendment will update Note 2 to subclause 5(4) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

394.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.  This includes the application of subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Item 348 - Clause 6 of Schedule 1

395.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in clause 6 of Schedule 1.  Clause 6 of Schedule 1 provides that a Federal Magistrate has the recreation leave entitlements that are determined by the Remuneration Tribunal.  This consequential amendment will update clause 6 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’ and is not designed to alter arrangements for leave entitlements. 

396.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.  This includes the application of subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Item 349 - Subclauses 7(1) and 8(1) of Schedule 1

397.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclauses 7(1) and 8(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclauses 7(1) of Schedule 1 provides for the resignation of a Federal Magistrate from office.  Subclause 8(1) provides for the Governor-General to make a determination on terms and conditions of the Federal Magistrates in relation to matters not covered by the Act.  This consequential amendment will update subclauses 7(1) and 8(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

398.           Part 2 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements to provide continuity of Federal Magistrates (including the Chief Federal Magistrate) under their new titles.  This includes the application of subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Item 350 - Clause 9 of Schedule 1

399.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in clause 9 of Schedule 1.  Clause 9 of Schedule 1 outlines the process for the removal of a Federal Magistrate from office.  This consequential amendment will update clause 9 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 351 - Clause 9A of Schedule 1 (heading)

400.            This item repeals the heading to clause 9A of Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘Certification of retired disabled Judges’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to clause 9A of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 352 - Paragraph 9A(1)(a) of Schedule 1

401.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 9A(1)(a) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9A(1) of Schedule 1 provides for the certification of retired disabled Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9A(1)(a) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

402.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 353 - Paragraph 9A(1)(b) of Schedule 1

403.           This item updates references to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 9A(1)(b) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9A(1) of Schedule 1 provides for the certification of retired disabled Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9A(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

404.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 354 - Subclause 9A(1) of Schedule 1

405.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate is a retired disabled Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge is a retired disabled Judge’ in subclause 9A(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9A(1) of Schedule 1 provides for the certification of retired disabled Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9A(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

406.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 355 - Paragraph 9A(2)(a) of Schedule 1

407.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate is a retired disabled Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge is a retired disabled Judge’ in paragraph 9A(2)(a) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9A(2)(a) of Schedule 1 relates to the certification of retired disabled Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9A(2)(a) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

408.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 356 - Clause 9B of Schedule 1 (heading)

409.           This item repeals the heading to clause 9B of Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘Pensions for retired disabled Judges’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to clause 9B of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 357 - Subclause 9B(1) of Schedule 1

410.            This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 9B(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9B(1) of Schedule 1 provides for the entitlement of a retired disabled Federal Magistrate to a pension under the Act.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9B(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’ and is not designed to alter arrangements for entitlement to a pension. 

411.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 358 - Subclause 9B(2) of Schedule 1

412.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 9B(2) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9B(2) of Schedule 1 provides for the annual rate of pension of a retired disabled Federal Magistrate under the Act.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9B(2) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

413.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 359 - Paragraphs 9B(3)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1

414.           This item updates references to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in paragraphs 9B(3)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1.  Paragraphs 9B(3)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1 provide for reduction in the rate of pension for a retired disabled Federal Magistrate under the Act.  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 9B(3)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

415.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 360 - Subclause 9B(5) of Schedule 1

416.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in subclause 9B(5) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9B(5) of Schedule 1 provides for when a pension for a retired disabled Federal Magistrate under the Act is due and payable.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9B(5) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

417.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 361 - Paragraphs 9B(6)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1

418.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraphs 9B(6)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1.  Paragraphs 9B(6)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1 relate to the status of a pension under the Act for a retired disabled Federal for the purposes of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 .  This consequential amendment will update paragraphs 9B(6)(a) and (b) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

419.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 362 - Clause 9C of Schedule 1 (heading)

420.           This item repeals the heading to clause 9C of Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘Superannuation for retired disabled Judges’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to clause 9C of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

Item 363 - Subclause 9C(1) of Schedule 1

421.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 9C(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9C(1) of Schedule 1 relates to the entitlement of a retired disabled Federal Magistrate to a superannuation contribution.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9C(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’ and is not designed to alter entitlement to a superannuation contribution. 

422.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 364 - Subclause 9C(2) of Schedule 1

423.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 9C(2) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9C(2) of Schedule 1 relates to the entitlement of a retired disabled Federal Magistrate to a superannuation contribution.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9C(2) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

424.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 365 - Subclause 9C(3) of Schedule 1

425.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ to be ‘Judges’ in subclause 9C(3) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9C(3) of Schedule 1 relates to the entitlement of a retired disabled Federal Magistrate to a superannuation contribution.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9C(3) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

426.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 366 - Paragraph 9D(1)(a) of Schedule 1

427.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in paragraph 9D(1)(a) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9D(1)(a) of Schedule 1 relates to death benefits for Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9D(1)(a) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’ and is not designed to alter entitlement to death benefits. 

428.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 367 - Paragraph 9D(1)(b) of Schedule 1

429.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 9D(1)(b) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9D(1)(b) of Schedule 1 relates to death benefits for Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9D(1)(b) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’. 

430.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 368 - Subclauses 9D(2), (3) and (4) of Schedule 1

431.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subclauses 9D(2), (3) and (4) of Schedule 1.  Subclauses 9D(2), (3) and (4) of Schedule 1 relate to death benefits for Federal Magistrates.  This consequential amendment will update subclauses 9D(2), (3) and (4) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’ and is not designed to alter arrangements concerning an eligible spouse.

432.           Part 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill includes transitional arrangements for retired disabled Federal Magistrates.

Item 369 - Subclause 9E(1) of Schedule 1

433.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subclause 9E(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9E(1) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9E(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 370 - Subclause 9E(2) of Schedule 1

434.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 9E(2) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9E(2) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9E(2) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 371 - Subclause 9E(2) of Schedule 1

435.           This item updates the second and third occurring references to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 9E(2) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9E(2) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9E(2) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 372 - Subclause 9E(3) of Schedule 1

436.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 9E(3) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9E(3) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9E(3) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 373 - Paragraph 9E(3)(a) of Schedule 1

437.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 9E(3)(a) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9E(3)(a) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9E(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 374 - Paragraph 9E(3)(a) of Schedule 1

438.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’s’ to be ‘Judge’s’ in paragraph 9E(3)(a) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9E(3)(a) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9E(3)(a) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 375 - Subparagraphs 9E(3)(b)(i) and (ii) of Schedule 1

439.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subparagraphs 9E(3)(b)(i) and (ii) of Schedule 1.  Subparagraphs 9E(3)(b)(i) and (ii) of Schedule 1 relate to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraphs 9E(3)(b)(i) and (ii) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 376 - Subclause 9E(4) of Schedule 1

440.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subclause 9E(4) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9E(4) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9E(4) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 377 - Paragraph 9E(4)(a) of Schedule 1

441.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 9E(4)(a) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9E(4)(a) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9E(4)(a) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 378 - Paragraph 9E(4)(b) of Schedule 1

442.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’s’ to be ‘Judge’s’ in paragraph 9E(4)(b) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9E(4)(b) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9E(4)(b) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 379 - Paragraph 9E(4)(b) of Schedule 1

443.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 9E(4)(b) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9E(4)(b) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9E(4)(b) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 380 - Paragraph 9E(4)(c) of Schedule 1

444.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in paragraph 9E(4)(c) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9E(4)(c) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9E(4)(c) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 381 - Paragraph 9E(4)(c) of Schedule 1

445.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’s’ to be ‘Judge’s’ in paragraph 9E(4)(c) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9E(4)(c) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9E(4)(c) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 382 - Paragraph 9E(4)(d) of Schedule 1

446.           This item updates references to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in paragraph 9E(4)(d) of Schedule 1.  Paragraph 9E(4)(d) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible spouse’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 9E(4)(d) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 383 - Subclause 9F(1) of Schedule 1

447.           This item updates references to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subclause 9F(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9F(1) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible child’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9F(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’ and is not designed to alter arrangements concerning an eligible child.

Item 384 - Subparagraphs 9F(1)(b)(i), (ia) and (ii) of Schedule 1

448.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subparagraphs 9F(1)(b)(i), (ia) and (ii) of Schedule 1.  Subparagraphs 9F(1)(b)(i), (ia) and (ii) of Schedule 1 relate to the definition of an ‘eligible child’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraphs 9F(1)(b)(i), (ia) and (ii) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 385 - Subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(ii) of Schedule 1

449.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’s’ to be ‘Judge’s’ in subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(ii) of Schedule 1.  Subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(ii) of Schedule 1 relate to the definition of an ‘eligible child’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(ii) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 386 - Subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 1

450.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 1.  Subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible child’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 387 - Subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 1

451.           This item updates reference to ‘Magistrate’s’ to be ‘Judge’s’ in subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 1.  Subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 1 relates to the definition of an ‘eligible child’ of a Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update subparagraph 9F(1)(b)(iii) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 388 - Division 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (heading)

452.           This item repeals the heading to Division 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘ Remuneration of a Judge not to be diminished’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Division 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 389 - Clause 9H of Schedule 1 (heading)

453.           This item repeals the heading to clause 9H of Schedule 1 and inserts: ‘Remuneration of a Judge not to be diminished’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to clause 9H of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 390 - Subclause 9H(1) of Schedule 1

454.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in subclause 9H(1) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 9H(1) of Schedule 1 provides that the remuneration of a Federal Magistrate is not to be diminished during his or her continuance in office.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 9H(1) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 391 - Part 3 of Schedule 1 (heading)

455.           This item will repeal the heading to Part 3 of Schedule 1 and insert: ‘ Acting Chief Judge’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Part 3 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate and, consequentially, the new title of the Acting Chief Federal Magistrate as Acting Chief Judge. 

Item 392 - Clause 10 of Schedule 1 (heading)

456.           This item will repeal the heading to clause 10 of Schedule 1 and insert: ‘Acting Chief Judge’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to clause 10 of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrate and, consequentially, the new title of the Acting Chief Federal Magistrate as Acting Chief Judge. 

Item 393 - Subclauses 10(1) and (3) of Schedule 1

457.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subclauses 10(1) and (3) of Schedule 1.  Subclauses 10(1) and (3) of Schedule 1 provide for the Minister to appoint a Federal Magistrate to act as Chief Federal Magistrate in certain circumstances.  This consequential amendment will update subclauses 10(1) and (3) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 394 - Subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1

458.           This item updates reference to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1 deals with a person acting as the Chief Federal Magistrate and the position of their assignments to a Division of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 395 - Subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1 (note)

459.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in the note to subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1 deals with a person acting as the Chief Federal Magistrate and the position of their assignments to a Division of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update the note to subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.

Item 396 - Subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1 (note)

460.           This item updates references to the ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ to be ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ wherever it occurs in the note to subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1.  Subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1 deals with a person acting as the Chief Federal Magistrate and the position of their assignments to a Division of the Federal Magistrates Court.  This consequential amendment will update the note to subclause 10(3) of Schedule 1 to reflect the new name of the Court.

Item 397 - Schedule 2 (heading)

461.           This item repeals the heading to Schedule 2 and inserts: ‘ Schedule 2 Personnel provisions relating to Chief Executive Officer’.  This consequential amendment will insert a new heading to Schedule 2 to remove reference to the Federal Magistrates Court. 

Item 398 - Clause 2 of Schedule 2

462.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in clause 2 of Schedule 2.  Clause 2 of Schedule 2 requires the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Magistrates Court to disclose his or her pecuniary interests to the Chief Federal Magistrate.  This consequential amendment will update clause 2 of Schedule 2 to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrates as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 399 - Clause 3 of Schedule 2

463.           This item updates reference to ‘Judge’s’ to be ‘Federal Magistrate’s’ in clause 3 of Schedule 2.  Clause 3 of Schedule 2 prevents the Chief Executive Officer from engaging in outside paid employment without the Chief Federal Magistrate’s approval.  This consequential amendment will update clause 3 of Schedule 2 to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrates as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 400 - Subclause 5(2) of Schedule 2

464.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ wherever it occurs in subclause 5(2) of Schedule 2.  Subclause 5(2) of Schedule 2 provides that the Chief Federal Magistrate may grant certain leave of absence to the Chief Executive Officer.  This consequential amendment will update subclause 5(2) of Schedule 2 to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrates as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 401 - Paragraph 7(2)(c) of Schedule 2

465.           This item updates references to ‘Judge’s’ to be ‘Federal Magistrate’s’ in paragraph 7(2)(c) of Schedule 2.  Paragraph 7(2)(c) of Schedule 2 provides for  termination of the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer if he or she engages in outside paid employment without the Chief Federal Magistrate’s approval.  This consequential amendment will update paragraph 7(2)(c) of Schedule 2 to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrates as ‘Chief Judge’.

Item 402 - Clauses 8 and 9 of Schedule 2

466.           This item updates references to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge’ in clauses 8 and 9 of Schedule 2.  Clauses 8 and 9 of Schedule 2 provide for the Chief Federal Magistrate to determining terms and conditions of the office of the Chief Executive Officer not covered by the Act and to appoint a person as acting Chief Executive Officer in certain circumstances. This consequential amendment will update clauses 8 and 2 of Schedule 2 to reflect the new title of the Chief Federal Magistrates as ‘Chief Judge’.

Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979

Item 403 - Title

467.           This item replaces ‘Federal Magistrates’ with ‘Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the long title to the Act.  The effect of the amendment is to exclude Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia from the scope of the Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979 .  This is intended to maintain the exclusion of Federal Magistrates under their new title from the operation of the Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979.

Item 404 - Section 3 (paragraph (a) of the definition of Judge )

468.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrates’ with ‘Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in the definition of ‘Judge’ in section 3.  Section 3 provides for definitions used in the Act.

469.           The effect of the amendment is to exclude Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia from the definition of ‘judge’ in section 3.  This is intended to maintain the exclusion of Federal Magistrates under their new title from the operation of the Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979.  This is consistent with the intention of the Bill to maintain entitlements currently applying to Federal Magistrates under their new title.

Judges’ Pensions Act 1968

Item 405 - Subsection 4(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of Judge )

470.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ to be ‘Federal Magistrates Court’ in the definition of ‘Judge’ in subsection 4(1).  Subsection 4(1) provides for definitions used in the Act.  Paragraph (a) of the definition of ‘Judge’ in subsection 4(1) provides that Judge means a Justice or Judge of a federal court (other than the Federal Magistrates Court).

471.           The effect of the amendment is to exclude Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia from the definition of ‘judge’ in subsection 4(1).  This is intended to maintain the exclusion of Federal Magistrates under their new title from the operation of the Judges’ Pensions Act 1968.  This is consistent with the intention of the Bill to maintain entitlements currently applying to Federal Magistrates under their new title.

Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973

Item 406 - Paragraph 5(3)(ba)

472.           This item updates reference to ‘Federal Magistrate’ to be ‘Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia’ in paragraph 5(3)(ba).  Paragraph 5(3)(ba) provides that the Act does not apply to a person who is a Federal Magistrate.

473.           The effect of the amendment is that the Act will not apply to a person who is a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  This is intended to maintain the exclusion of Federal Magistrates under their new title from the operation of the Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973.  This is consistent with the intention of the Bill to maintain entitlements currently applying to Federal Magistrates under their new title.

Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948

Items 407 and 408 - Subsection 21B(1) (paragraph (b) of the definition of holder of an office of profit under the Commonwealth ) & Subsection 21B(1) (paragraph (ba) of the definition of holder of an office of profit under the Commonwealth )

474.           Items 407 and 408 are related.  These items make amendments to the definition of ‘ holder of an office of profit under the Commonwealth ’ consequential to the new title of Federal Magistrates as ‘Judge’.  Paragraph 21B(1)(b) will provide that a Justice or Judge of a federal court will fall within the definition ‘ holder of an office of profit under the Commonwealth ’.  A Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia would be covered by this definition.  Paragraph 21B(ba) will be repealed consequential to this amendment.

475.           The effect of the amendments is to maintain the position for entitlements currently applying to Federal Magistrates under their new title.  The amendments are not intended to alter the application of the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948 in relation to Federal Magistrates under their new title. 



SCHEDULE 2 - TRANSITIONAL AND SAVING PROVISIONS

Part 1 - Definitions

Item 1 - Definitions

476.           This item provides for definitions used in Schedule 2 of the Bill.  ‘Commencement time’ means the time the Schedule commences.  ‘New Act’ means the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 as in force after the commencement time.  ‘Old Act’ means the Federal Magistrate Act 1999 as in force immediately before the commencement time.

Part 2 - Continuity of the Federal Magistrates Court, Federal Magistrates and personnel

Item 2 - Transitional—change of title of offices of Chief Federal Magistrate and Federal Magistrate

477.           Sub-items (1) and (2) confirm that the offices of the Chief Federal Magistrate and Federal Magistrates are the same offices as the offices of Chief Judge and Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

478.           These sub-items clarify that the change of title to ‘Judge’ and ‘Chief Judge’ do not affect the continuity of the statutory offices.  For example, Federal Magistrates will not need to be recommissioned as the office will continue in existence under a new title.

Item 3 - Transitional—subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901

479.           This item provides that subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 applies as if the Federal Magistrates Court were a body, and the offices of Chief Federal Magistrate and Federal Magistrates were offices.

480.           Subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides that, where an Act alters the name of a body (whether or not the body is incorporated) or alters the name of an office,

·          the body or office continues in existence under the new name so that its identity is not affected, and

·          in any Act, instrument, order or process, a reference to the body or the office under the former name shall, except in relation to matters that occurred before the alteration took place, be construed as a reference to the body or the office under the new name.

481.           Application of subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 will clarify that the Court’s identity is not affected by the title changes while ensuring the effective transition to the new name of the Court and title of Federal Magistrate.

Item 4 - Transitional—officers and staff of the Federal Magistrates Court

482.           This item provides for transitional arrangements to ensure officers and staff of the Court will continue and will not be affected by the title changes.

483.           Sub-item (1) deals with the office of Chief Executive Officer under section 94 of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 .  The person who, immediately before the commencement time, was the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Magistrates Court continues, after that time, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  Commencement time is defined in item 1 of Schedule 2 of this Bill.  This ensures that current arrangements can continue under the title changes.

484.           Sub-item (2) deals with other officers of the Court. A person who, immediately before the commencement time, was an officer of the Federal Magistrates Court as mentioned in paragraph 99(1)(a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f) of the old Act continues, after that time, as an officer of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  Commencement time is defined in item 1 of Schedule 2 of this Bill.  Officers of the Court include Registrars, the Sheriff of the Court, Deputy Sheriffs, the Marshal of the Court, Deputy Marshals and family consultants.

485.           Sub-item (3) deals with staff of the Court. A person who, immediately before the commencement time, was a member of the staff of the Federal Magistrates Court as mentioned in section 112 of the old Act continues, after that time, as a member of the staff of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  Commencement time is defined in item 1 of Schedule 2 of this Bill.

486.           Item 10 of Schedule 2 of this Bill provides that this Schedule does not limit the operation of section 7 or subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Item 5 - Saving—things done by Federal Magistrates Court or Federal Magistrate before commencement time

487.           This item is inserted to avoid doubt.  It clarifies that the amendments in Schedule 1 of this Bill do not affect the validity of anything done by the Federal Magistrates Court or a Federal Magistrate before the commencement time.  The amendments in Schedule 1 of this Bill implement the new name of the Court and new title of Federal Magistrates, and maintain current arrangements of the Court and existing entitlements applying to Federal Magistrates.  Commencement time is defined in item 1 of Schedule 2 of this Bill. 

488.           Item 10 of Schedule 2 of this Bill provides that this Schedule does not limit the operation of section 7 or subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .  Item 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill provides that subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 applies as if the Federal Magistrates Court were a body, and the offices of Chief Federal Magistrate and Federal Magistrates were offices.  Section 7 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides for the effect of repeal or amendment of Act.

Item 6 - Transitional—Rules of Court

489.           Sub-item (1) is inserted to avoid doubt.  It clarifies that Rules of Court that were in force under the old Act immediately before the commencement time are taken, after that time, to be Rules of Court covered by section 81 of the new Act.  Commencement time is defined in item 1 of Schedule 2 of this Bill.

490.           Sub-item (2) confirms that sub-item (1) does not prevent amendment or repeal of the Rules of Court that were in force under the old Act immediately before the commencement time. 

Part 3 - Retired disabled Federal Magistrates

Item 7 - Certification of retired disabled Federal Magistrates

491.           Sub-items (1) and (2) deal with circumstances in which a Federal Magistrate has been certified by the Minister as a retired disabled Federal Magistrate before the commencement time.  The sub-items clarify that a certification, where made, has effect as if it were a certification under paragraph 9A(2)(a) of Schedule 1 to the new Act that the person is a retired disabled Judge.  This item ensures that benefits, to which the retired disabled Federal Magistrate is entitled, continue and are not affected by the title changes.

Item 8 - Prior judicial service

492.           Sub-items (1) and (2) continue the existing position for the definition of ‘prior judicial service’.  Definitions of prior judicial service under sections 5 and 5A are relevant in calculating pensions for retired disabled Federal Magistrates under clause 9B of Schedule 1 of the Act.

Part 4 - Other matters

Item 9 - Transitional regulations

493.           This item provides for the Governor-General to make regulations prescribing matters of a transitional nature (including prescribing any saving or application provisions) relating to the amendments and repeals made by Schedule 1.  This provides for flexibility where transitional, saving or application issues arise that are not covered by Schedule 2 of this Bill in order to ensure effective transition to the new name of the Court and new title of Federal Magistrates.

Item 10 - Schedule does not limit operation of section 7 or subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901

494.           This item confirms that this Schedule does not limit the operation of section 7 or subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.

495.           Item 3 of Schedule 2 of this Bill provides that subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 applies as if the Federal Magistrates Court were a body, and the offices of Chief Federal Magistrate and Federal Magistrates were offices.  Section 7 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides for the effect of repeal or amendment of Act.

496.           This item clarifies that, where section 7 or subsection 25B(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 would apply, items in this Schedule are not intended to limit the operation of these provisions.