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Federal Court of Australia Amendment Act 1979

Authoritative Version
  • - C2004A02097
  • No longer in force
Act No. 87 of 1979 as made
An Act to amend the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976.
Date of Assent 31 Aug 1979
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

Federal Court of Australia

Amendment Act 1979

No. 87 of 1979

An Act to amend the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Federal Court of Australia Amendment Act 1979.

(2) The Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Commencement

2. This Act shall come into operation on the date fixed under section 2 of the Northern Territory Supreme Court (Repeal) Act 1979.

Appointment, removal and resignation of Judges

3. Section 6 of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by omitting from sub-section (2) “another court created by the Parliament” and substituting “a prescribed court”;

(b) by omitting from sub-section (5) “another court, or of 2 or more other courts, created by the Parliament” and substituting “a prescribed court or of 2 or more prescribed courts’’; and

(c) by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section:

“(7) In this section, ‘prescribed court’ means

(a) a court (other than the Court) created by the Parliament; or

(b) the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.”.

Arrangement of business of Court

4. Section 15 of the Principal Act is amended

(a) by inserting in sub-section (2) “or Chief Justice, as the case may be,” after “Chief Judge” (second occurring); and

(b) by inserting in sub-section (3) “or Chief Justice, as the case may be,” after “Chief Judge” (second and third occurring).