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Schedule 9—Amendments to the standard Rules of Court

Schedule 9 Amendments to the standard Rules of Court

   

Family Law Rules 2004

1  Paragraph 1.05(2)(g)

Omit “or appeal”.

2  Subrule 1.08(3) (note)

Omit “and subclause 6.10(1) of Schedule 6”.

3  Rule 1.13

Omit “or appeal” (wherever occurring).

4  Rule 1.18

Repeal the rule.

5  Rule 2.01 (paragraph (f) of note 2)

Omit “Chapter 21;”, substitute “Chapter 21.”.

6  Rule 2.01 (paragraphs (g) and (h) of note 2)

Repeal the paragraphs.

7  Rule 2.01 (item 5 of Table 2.1, column headed “Kind of application”)

Omit “or Judicial Registrar”.

8  Subrule 2.02(1) (item 6 of Table 2.2, column headed “Application”)

Omit “or appeal”.

9  Subrule 2.02(1) (item 7 of Table 2.2, column headed “Application”)

Omit “or Judicial Registrar”.

10  Rule 2.04 (definition of Registry Manager )

Repeal the definition.

11  Rule 2.04D

Repeal the rule, substitute:

2.04D   Notice relating to child abuse or family violence

             (1)  For the purposes of section 67Z or 67ZBA of the Act, the Chief Justice may approve a form under subrule 24.04(1).

             (2)  A person who files a notice mentioned in subsection 67Z(2) or 67ZBA(2) of the Act (other than in relation to an Application for Consent Orders) must file an affidavit or affidavits setting out the evidence on which the allegations in the notice are based, no later than the time the notice is filed.

Note 1:       Subsections 67Z(2) and 67ZBA(2) of the Act relate to an allegation by a party that a child has been abused or is at risk of being abused, or there has been, or there is a risk of, family violence by one of the parties to the proceedings.

Note 2:       The party making the allegation, or if represented by a lawyer, that party’s lawyer, must file a notice in a form approved under subrule 24.04(1).

12  Chapter 4 (summary) (paragraph (c) of the note)

Repeal the paragraph.

13  Chapter 4 (summary) (paragraph (e) of the note)

Omit “(see Chapter 21);”, substitute “(see Chapter 21).”.

14  Chapter 4 (summary) (paragraphs (f) and (g) of the note)

Repeal the paragraphs.

15  Division 4.2.4 (note)

Repeal the note.

16  Division 4.2.5 (overview) (note)

Repeal the note.

17  Rule 4.16 (note 2)

Repeal the note.

18  Rule 4.16 (note 3)

Omit “Note 3”, substitute “Note 2”.

19  Subrule 4.18(2)

Omit “Child Support Agency” (wherever occurring), substitute “Department of Human Services”.

20  Rule 4.19

Omit “Child Support Agency”, substitute “Department of Human Services”.

21  Subrule 5.01(6) (note 1)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       An Application in a Case is used to make an Application to enforce an obligation to pay money or to enforce a parenting order (see Chapter 20 and rule 21.01).

22  Subrule 5.02(2)

Omit “Judicial Registrar or”.

23  Rule 5.14 (note)

Repeal the note.

24  Paragraph 6.01(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

25  Paragraph 6.01(c)

Omit “or appeal”.

26  Rule 6.16 (definition of bankruptcy proceedings )

Omit “Federal Circuit Court”, substitute “Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2)”.

27  Subrule 7.10(2)

Repeal the subrule, substitute:

             (2)  At the time of service of an Application or Subpoena on a prisoner, the prisoner must be informed, in writing, about the requirement to attend by electronic communication under rule 5.07 or subrule 12.12(4) (whichever is applicable).

28  Subrule 8.02(5)

Repeal the subrule (not including the notes), substitute:

             (5)  The appointment of an independent children’s lawyer ceases when the Initiating Application (Family Law) is determined or withdrawn.

29  Paragraph 8.07(2)(c)

Omit “(Family Law);”, substitute “(Family Law).”.

30  Paragraph 8.07(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

31  Subrule 8.07(5)

Repeal the subrule.

32  Subrule 9.06(2)

Omit “Judicial Registrar or”.

33  Part 10.1 (note to Part heading)

Omit “the Family Court”, substitute “a court”.

34  Subrule 10.01(2)

Repeal the subrule.

35  Paragraphs 10.03(2)(b) and 10.04(2)(b)

Omit “or appeal”.

36  Subrule 10.15A(2) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          If the party alleges that the child concerned has been abused or is at risk of being abused, or there has been, or there is a risk of, family violence by one of the parties to the proceedings, the party making the allegation, or if represented by a lawyer, that party’s lawyer, must also file and serve a notice in a form approved under subrule 24.04(1) (see subsections 67Z(2) and 67ZBA(2) of the Act).

37  Subrule 10.15A(3) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          If the party alleges that the child concerned has been abused or is at risk of being abused, or there has been, or there is a risk of, family violence by one of the parties to the proceedings, the party making the allegation, or if represented by a lawyer, that party’s lawyer, must also file and serve a notice in a form approved under subrule 24.04(1) (see subsections 67Z(2) and 67ZBA(2) of the Act).

38  Subrule 10.15A(4) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          If the party alleges that the child concerned has been abused or is at risk of being abused, or there has been, or there is a risk of, family violence by one of the parties to the proceedings, the party making the allegation, or if represented by a lawyer, that party’s lawyer, must also file and serve a notice in a form approved under subrule 24.04(1) (see subsections 67Z(2) and 67ZBA(2) of the Act).

39  Subrule 11.18(1) (note)

Repeal the note.

40  Paragraph 12.01(c)

Omit “or appeal”.

41  Subparagraph 12.03(2)(c)(i)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                              (i)  is suitable to remain in the court; or

42  Subparagraph 12.04(1)(a)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                            (iii)  to determine whether the case is suitable to remain in the court or should be transferred to another court exercising jurisdiction under the Act; and

43  Rule 13.07 (paragraph (b) of note 1)

Omit “or appeal”.

44  Paragraph 13.17(e)

Omit “or appeal”.

45  Paragraphs 13.19(1)(c) and 13.25(c)

Omit “or appeal”.

46  Subrule 15.17(1)

Omit “Subject to rule 22.34, the”, substitute “The”.

47  Subrule 15.26(2) (note)

Repeal the note.

48  Subrule 15.35(2)

Omit “or appeal”.

49  Paragraph 15.35(4)(b)

Omit “or appeal”.

50  Paragraph 15.41(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  evidence from a family consultant employed by a Family Court (including evidence from a person appointed under regulation 7 of the Regulations).

51  Chapter 16 (summary)

Omit “Further specific provisions in Chapter 16A apply to a trial to which Division 12A of Part VII of the Act applies.”.

52  Paragraph 16.01(c)

Omit “or appeal”.

53  Part 16A.2

Repeal the Part.

54  Paragraph 17.01A(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

55  Paragraph 17.04(2)(a)

Omit “the Marshal or other”, substitute “an”.

56  Chapter 18

Repeal the Chapter.

57  Chapter 19 (summary)

Omit “Chapter 26 contains provisions which regulate the charges of lawyers for a part of a case involving bankruptcy matters.”.

58  Chapter 19 (summary)

Omit “Schedule 6 Costs—rules before 1 July 2008 sets out the rules that apply to cases not covered by this Chapter.”.

59  Subrule 19.08(3) (note 4)

Repeal the note.

60  Rule 19.09

Repeal the rule.

61  At the end of paragraph 19.41(2)(a)

Add “or”.

62  Paragraph 19.41(2)(b)

Repeal the paragraph.

63  Paragraph 19.51(2)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  it was reasonable to engage counsel to attend in the case; and

64  Paragraph 20.03(2)(b)

Omit “Child Support Agency”, substitute “Department of Human Services”.

65  Subrule 20.03(3)

Omit “Child Support Agency”, substitute “Department of Human Services”.

66  Paragraph 20.04(c)

Omit “the Marshal or”.

67  Paragraph 20.44(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

68  Chapter 21 (summary) (third dot point)

Omit all the words after “children”.

69  Rule 21.03

Repeal the rule.

70  At the end of paragraphs 21.17(1)(a) and (b)

Add “or”.

71  Paragraph 21.17(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph.

72  Chapter 22

Repeal the Chapter.

73  Subrule 24.04(1)

Omit “, in consultation with the other judges,”, substitute “of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1)”.

74  Subrule 24.04(2)

Repeal the subrule.

75  Subrule 24.04(3)

Omit “or a form in Schedule 2”.

76  Subrule 24.04(4)

Omit “Federal Circuit Court”, substitute “Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2)”.

77  Rule 24.05 (note 2)

Repeal the note.

78  Rule 24.05 (note 4)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 4:       The rules relating to filing by electronic communication apply only if the court has the facility to accept documents by electronic communication.

79  Paragraph 24.07(5)(a)

Omit “or appeal”.

80  Rule 24.07 (note 1)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:       The rules relating to filing by electronic communication apply only if the court has the facility to accept documents by electronic communication.

81  Rule 24.09 (note 1)

Omit “Note 1”, substitute “Note”.

82  Rule 24.09 (note 2)

Repeal the note.

83  Paragraph 24.10(1)(f)

Omit “rules 22.10 and”, substitute “rule”.

84  Subrule 24.14(4)

Omit “or appeal (if any)”.

85  Chapters 25, 26 and 26A

Repeal the Chapters.

86  Chapter 26B (summary)

Omit “Delegation of the Family Court’s power in such cases is set out in Chapter 18 of these Rules.”.

87  At the end of Chapter 27

Add:

Part 27.5 Transitional provisions relating to Schedule 9 to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018

   

27.11   Application

                   The amendments of the Rules made by Schedule 9 to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2018 apply in relation to a proceeding commenced before, on or after 1 January 2019.

27.12   Expiry of this Part

                   This Part is repealed at the start of 1 July 2021.

88  Subclause 2(3) of Part 1 of Schedule 1

Omit “, and paragraph 6.10(1)(b) of Schedule 6”.

89  Clause 6 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (note)

Omit “and clause 6.03 of Schedule 6”.

90  Paragraph 6(1)(f) of Part 2 of Schedule 1

Omit “and clause 6.03 of Schedule 6”.

91  Schedule 2

Repeal the Schedule.

92  Schedule 3 (note 1 to Schedule heading)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 1:    See rule 19.18.

93  Schedule 6

Repeal the Schedule.

94  Dictionary (note 3)

Omit “paragraph 46(1)(b) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ”, substitute “paragraph 13(1)(b) of the Legislation Act 2003 ”.

95  Dictionary

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of appeal ;

                     (b)  definition of Appeal Registrar ;

                     (c)  definition of Appeal Registry ;

                     (d)  definition of appellant ;

                     (e)  definition of applicant .

96  Dictionary (at the end of paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of the definition of application )

Add “and”.

97  Dictionary (paragraph (f) of the definition of application )

Repeal the paragraph.

98  Dictionary (definition of Child Support Agency )

Repeal the definition.

99  Dictionary

Insert:

Child Support Application means an application in which the only orders sought are under the Assessment Act or the Registration Act (see Division 4.2.5).

100  Dictionary (definition of Child Support Application or Appeal )

Repeal the definition.

101  Dictionary (definition of child support liability )

Omit “Child Support Agency”, substitute “Department of Human Services”.

102  Dictionary (definition of costs agreement )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

costs agreement means a written agreement between a party and the party’s lawyer, about the costs to be charged by the lawyer for work done for a case for the party, in accordance with the law of a State or Territory.

103  Dictionary (definition of costs notice )

Omit “or Schedule 6”.

104  Dictionary (definition of enforcement officer )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

enforcement officer includes any officer of the court or a person appointed by the court for the purpose of enforcing an order.

105  Dictionary (definition of Family Court )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Family Court means:

                     (a)  in a reference to the Family Court—the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1); or

                     (b)  in a reference to a Family Court—the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 1) or a Family Court of a State.

106  Dictionary (definition of Family Law Magistrate of Western Australia )

Repeal the definition.

107  Dictionary (definition of financial case )

Omit “(other than an appeal)”.

108  Dictionary (paragraph (h) of the definition of fresh application )

Repeal the paragraph.

109  Dictionary (paragraph (i) of the definition of fresh application )

Omit “or Judicial Registrar”.

110  Dictionary (definition of judicial officer )

Omit “, Judicial Registrar”.

111  Dictionary

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of Marshal ;

                     (b)  definition of notice of contention .

112  Dictionary (paragraph (b) of the definition of order , first occurring)

Omit “an appeal or”, substitute “a”.

113  Dictionary (note to the definition of penalty unit )

Repeal the note.

114  Dictionary

Repeal the following definitions:

                     (a)  definition of pre-argument statement ;

                     (b)  definition of Regional Appeal Registrar ;

                     (c)  definition of Regional Appeal Registry ;

                     (d)  definition of Registrar .