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Jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Service Legislation Amendment Bill 2001
Schedule 3 Amendments linked to the Migration Legislation Amendment (Judicial Review) Act 2001

Part 1 Amendment of the Migration Act 1958

1  Section 475A

After “ 1903 ”, insert “or section 39 of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 , or the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court under section 483A of this Act, section 44 of the Judiciary Act 1903 or section 32AB of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 ,”.

2  Paragraph 475A(b)

Omit “Court’s”, substitute “court’s”.

Note:       The heading to section 475A is altered by inserting “ or Federal Magistrates Court ” after “ Court ”.

3  Subsection 476(1)

Omit “, including sections 39B and 44 of the Judiciary Act 1903 , the Federal Court does”, substitute “(including section 483A, sections 39B and 44 of the Judiciary Act 1903 ,section 32AB of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and section 39 of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 ), the Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court do”.

Note:       The heading to section 476 is altered by omitting “ does ” and substituting “ and Federal Magistrates Court do ”.

4  Subsection 476(2)

Omit “, including sections 39B and 44 of the Judiciary Act 1903 , the Federal Court does”, substitute “(including section 483A, sections 39B and 44 of the Judiciary Act 1903 ,section 32AB of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and section 39 of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 ), the Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court do”.

5  Subsection 476(2A)

Omit “, including sections 39B and 44 of the Judiciary Act 1903 , the Federal Court does”, substitute “(including section 483A, sections 39B and 44 of the Judiciary Act 1903 ,section 32AB of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and section 39 of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 ), the Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court do”.

6  Subsection 476(2B)

Omit “, including sections 39B and 44 of the Judiciary Act 1903 , the Federal Court does”, substitute “(including section 483A, sections 39B and 44 of the Judiciary Act 1903 ,section 32AB of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and section 39 of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 ), the Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court do”.

7  Subsection 476(4)

After “Federal Court” (wherever occurring), insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

8  After subsection 477(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  An application to the Federal Magistrates Court under section 483A for:

                     (a)  a writ of mandamus, prohibition or certiorari; or

                     (b)  an injunction or a declaration;

in respect of a privative clause decision in relation to which the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court is not excluded by section 476 must be made to the Federal Magistrates Court within 28 days of the notification of the decision.

9  Subsection 477(2)

After “Court”, insert “or the Federal Magistrates Court”.

10  Subsection 477(2)

After “subsection (1)”, insert “or (1A)”.

11  Section 478

Omit “subsection 477(1)”, substitute “section 477”.

12  Section 479

Omit “subsection 477(1)”, substitute “section 477”.

13  Subsection 480(1)

Omit “subsection 477(1)”, substitute “section 477”.

14  Subsection 480(2)

After “Court”, insert “or Federal Magistrates Court (as the case requires)”.

15  Section 481

Omit “subsection 477(1)”, substitute “section 477”.

16  After section 483

Insert:

483A   Jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court

                   Subject to this Act and despite any other law, the Federal Magistrates Court has the same jurisdiction as the Federal Court in relation to a matter arising under this Act.

17  Subsection 484(1)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (1)  The jurisdiction of the Federal Court and the Federal Magistrates Court in relation to privative clause decisions is exclusive of the jurisdiction of all other courts, other than the jurisdiction of the High Court under section 75 of the Constitution.

Note:       The heading to section 484 is altered by inserting “ and Federal Magistrates Court ” after “ Court ”.