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Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981

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Act No. 23 of 1981 as amended, taking into account amendments up to Act No. 43 of 1996
Registered 25 Nov 2009
Start Date 25 Oct 1996
End Date 22 Dec 1999

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- Updated as at 16 December 1996 (#DATE 16:12:1996)

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE

TABLE OF PROVISIONS Section 1. Short title 2. Commencement 3. Interpretation 4. Costs to be costs as between party and party etc. 5. Extension to external Territories 6. Costs certificates for respondents - Federal appeals 7. Costs certificates for appellants - Federal appeals 7A. Costs certificates for appellants where no respondent 8. Costs certificates - new trials 9. Costs certificates - Federal appeals in family law proceedings 10. Costs certificates - incomplete proceedings 10A. Costs certificates - Administrative Appeals Tribunal 11. Costs of appeal include costs of earlier appeals 12. Costs certificates may be granted in Chambers 13. No appeal against refusal of costs certificate 14. Costs certificates not to be granted to certain persons 15. Vacation of costs certificates 16. Payments on costs certificates 17. No payment in respect of costs certificates capable of being vacated 18. Limits of payments in respect of appeals or other proceedings 19. Payments to be made out of annual appropriation 20. Delegation 21. Application 22. Regulations SCHEDULE Prescribed Maximum Amount

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- LONG TITLE

SECT

An Act relating to costs in federal courts, courts of certain Territories and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 1
Short title

SECT

1. This Act may be cited as the Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981.*1*

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 2
Commencement

SECT

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.*1*

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 3
Interpretation

SECT

3. (1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears: "costs", in relation to proceedings, includes: (a) the costs of obtaining a costs certificate in respect of the proceedings; and (b) the costs of taxing, or otherwise ascertaining, costs in respect of the proceedings; "costs certificate" means a costs certificate granted under subsection 6 (1) or (2), 7 (1), 7A (1), 8 (1) or (2), 9 (1), 10(2) or (3) or 10A(2); "Family Court" means the Family Court of Australia; "Federal appeal" means: (a) an appeal to the Full Court of the High Court from a judgment of the High Court constituted by a single Justice; (b) an appeal to the High Court from a judgment of the Federal Court; (c) an appeal to the High Court from a judgment of the Supreme Court of a Territory; (d) an appeal to the High Court from a judgment of the Family Court; (e) an appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court from a judgment of the Federal Court constituted by a single Judge; (ea) an appeal to the Federal Court from a judgment of the Supreme Court of a State; (eb) an appeal to the Federal Court from a judgment of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory exercising jurisdiction conferred on the court by or under a law of the Commonwealth, other than jurisdiction conferred under an Act providing for the acceptance, administration or government of that Territory; (f) an appeal to the Federal Court from a judgment of the Supreme Court of a Territory; (g) an appeal to the Federal Court from a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal; (h) an appeal to the Supreme Court of a Territory from a judgment of another court of that Territory; (j) an appeal to the Full Court of the Family Court from a judgment of the Family Court constituted otherwise than as a Full Court; or (k) an appeal to the Family Court from a judgment of a court of a State, a court of an internal Territory (including the Northern Territory) or a court of Norfolk Island; "Federal Court" means the Federal Court of Australia; "judgment" includes any decree, order or decision, whether final or interlocutory, and a conviction or sentence; "proceedings" includes a Federal appeal and a trial; "sequence of appeals" means a sequence of appeals in which each appeal that follows next after another appeal in the sequence is an appeal against the judgment in that other appeal; "Territory" does not include the Northern Territory or Norfolk Island.


(2) A reference in this Act to an appellant to an appeal, a respondent to an appeal, a party to a cause or to proceedings, an accused person or a person who has been granted a costs certificate shall be read as including a reference to the legal personal representative of the appellant, respondent, party or person, as the case requires.


(3) In this Act, a reference to a court of a Territory (including a reference to the Supreme Court of a Territory) does not include a reference to a court of Western Australia exercising jurisdiction: (a) in or in relation to the Territory of Christmas Island under the Christmas Island Act 1958; or (b) in or in relation to the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands under the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 4
Costs to be costs as between party and party etc.

SECT

4. (1) A reference in this Act to costs incurred by a person in relation to proceedings shall be read as a reference to costs so incurred ascertained as if they were costs as between party and party.


(2) For the purposes of this Act: (a) the amount of any costs incurred by a person in relation to proceedings (other than costs to which paragraph (b) applies) is: (i) an amount agreed on in respect of those costs by the Attorney- General and the person who has been granted the costs certificate in relation to those costs; or (ii) where under the regulations the amount of those costs has been assessed for the purposes of this Act by an officer of a court - the amount so assessed; or (b) where any costs incurred by a person in relation to proceedings have been ordered by a court to be paid to the person by another party to the proceedings and the amount of those costs is specified in, or has been ascertained in accordance with, the order of the court - the amount of those costs is the amount so specified or ascertained, as the case may be.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 5
Extension to external Territories

SECT

5. This Act extends to every external Territory except Norfolk Island.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 6
Costs certificates for respondents - Federal appeals

SECT

6. (1) Subject to this Act, where a Federal appeal succeeds on a question of law, the court that heard the appeal may, on the application of a respondent to the appeal, grant to the respondent a costs certificate in respect of the appeal.


(2) Subject to this Act, where a Federal appeal in relation to the amount of damages awarded by a court succeeds, the court that heard the appeal may, on the application of a respondent to the appeal, grant to the respondent a costs certificate in respect of the appeal.


(3) The certificate that may be granted under subsection (1) or (2) by a court to a respondent to a Federal appeal is a certificate stating that, in the opinion of the court, it would be appropriate for the Attorney-General to authorize a payment under this Act to the respondent in respect of: (a) the costs incurred by the respondent in relation to the appeal; and (b) any costs incurred by an appellant in relation to the appeal that have been, or are required to be, paid by the respondent to the appellant in pursuance of an order of the court, not being costs to which a costs certificate granted under section 7 relates.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 7
Costs certificates for appellants - Federal appeals

SECT

7. (1) Subject to this Act, where: (a) a respondent to a Federal appeal is, in pursuance of an order of a court, required to pay to an appellant any costs (in this section referred to as the "relevant costs") incurred by the appellant in relation to the appeal; and (b) under subsection 6 (1) or (2), the respondent is entitled to apply to the court for a costs certificate in respect of the appeal; the court, on the application of the appellant, may, if it is satisfied that: (c) the respondent is, by reason of lack of means, unable to pay the relevant costs or a part of the relevant costs; (d) the payment of the relevant costs or a part of the relevant costs would cause the respondent undue hardship; or (e) the whereabouts of the respondent are unknown; grant to the appellant a costs certificate in respect of the appeal.


(2) The certificate that may be granted under subsection (1) by a court to an appellant to a Federal appeal is a certificate stating that, in the opinion of the court, it would be appropriate for the Attorney-General to authorize a payment under this Act to the appellant in respect of: (a) where paragraph (1) (c) applies - the whole of the relevant costs or that part of the relevant costs that the respondent is unable to pay; (b) where paragraph (1) (d) applies - the whole of the relevant costs or that part of the relevant costs the payment of which would cause the respondent undue hardship; or (c) where paragraph (1) (e) applies - the relevant costs.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 7A
Costs certificates for appellants where no respondent

SECT

7A. (1) Subject to this Act, where a Federal appeal succeeds on a question of law and there is no respondent to the appeal, the court that heard the appeal may, on the application of the appellant, grant to the appellant a costs certificate in respect of the appeal.


(2) The certificate that may be granted under subsection (1) by a court to an appellant is a certificate stating that, in the opinion of the court, it would be appropriate for the Attorney-General to authorize a payment under this Act to the appellant in respect of the costs incurred by the appellant in relation to the appeal.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 8
Costs certificates - new trials

SECT

8. (1) Subject to this Act, where, in a Federal appeal that succeeds on a question of law, the court that heard the appeal grants a new trial in a cause of a civil nature, the court may, on the application of a party to the cause, grant to the party a costs certificate in respect of the new trial.


(2) Subject to this Act, where, in a Federal appeal, being a Federal appeal against a conviction (whether on indictment or otherwise) or a Federal appeal in a sequence of appeals which includes an appeal against a conviction (whether on indictment or otherwise), that succeeds on a question of law, the court that heard the Federal appeal grants a new trial of an accused person, the court may, on the application of the accused person, grant to the accused person a costs certificate in respect of the new trial.


(3) The certificate that may be granted under subsection (1) or (2) to a party to a cause or to an accused person, as the case may be, by a court that has granted a new trial is a certificate stating that, in the opinion of the court, it would be appropriate for the Attorney- General to authorize a payment under this Act to that party or accused person in respect of such part as the Attorney-General considers appropriate of any costs incurred by that party or accused person in relation to the new trial.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 9
Costs certificates - Federal appeals in family law proceedings

SECT

9. (1) Subject to this Act, and in particular without limiting section 6, where: (a) a Federal appeal referred to in paragraph (d), (j) or (k) of the definition of "Federal appeal" in subsection 3 (1) succeeds on a question of law; and (b) in accordance with section 117 of the Family Law Act 1975, each party to the appeal bears his or her own costs; the court that heard the appeal may, on the application of the appellant to the appeal, grant to the appellant a costs certificate in respect of the appeal.


(2) The certificate that may be granted under subsection (1) by a court to an appellant to a Federal appeal is a certificate stating that, in the opinion of the court, it would be appropriate for the Attorney-General to authorize a payment under this Act to the appellant in respect of the costs incurred by the appellant in relation to the appeal.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 10
Costs certificates - incomplete proceedings

SECT

10. (1) This section applies to the High Court, the Federal Court, the Family Court and a court of a Territory.


(2) Subject to this Act, where any proceedings in a court to which this section applies are rendered abortive by reason that the person, or a person before whom the proceedings are being conducted dies, resigns, or is removed or dismissed from, his or her office, suffers a protracted illness or otherwise becomes unable to continue with, or to give judgment in, the proceedings, the court may, on the application of a party to the proceedings, grant to that party a costs certificate in respect of the proceedings.


(3) Subject to this Act, where: (a) the hearing of any proceedings in a court to which this section applies is discontinued and a new hearing is ordered; and (b) the discontinuance and new hearing are not attributable to the neglect, default or improper act of any party to the proceedings; the court may, on the application of a party to the proceedings, grant to that party a costs certificate in respect of the proceedings.


(4) The certificate that may be granted under subsection (2) or (3) by a court to a party to proceedings that have been rendered abortive or the hearing of which has been discontinued, as the case may be, is a certificate stating that, in the opinion of the court, it would be appropriate for the Attorney-General to authorize a payment under this Act to that party in respect of such part as the Attorney-General considers appropriate of any costs incurred by that party in relation to those proceedings.


(5) A reference in this section to proceedings in a court includes a reference to proceedings by way of an appeal to that court.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 10A
Costs certificates - Administrative Appeals Tribunal

SECT

10A. (1) Subject to this Act, if a review by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal of a decision has to be reheard because of section 23 or 23A of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, the Tribunal may, on the application of any party to the proceeding other than the person who made the decision that was subject to the review, grant to that party a costs certificate in respect of the application for review.


(2) The certificate that may be granted to a person under subsection (1) is a certificate stating that, in the Tribunal's opinion, it would be appropriate for the Attorney-General to authorise a payment under this Act to the person in respect of the costs incurred by the person in relation to the proceeding before the Tribunal.


(3) An appeal does not lie to any court from a refusal of the Tribunal to grant a costs certificate.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 11
Costs of appeal include costs of earlier appeals

SECT

11. A reference in section 6, 7, 7A or 9 to the costs incurred by a person in relation to a Federal appeal shall, where the appeal is in a sequence of appeals that includes an earlier Federal appeal or earlier Federal appeals, be read as including a reference to the costs incurred by the person in relation to that earlier Federal appeal or all those earlier Federal appeals.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 12
Costs certificates may be granted in Chambers

SECT

12. The jurisdiction conferred on a court by this Act to grant costs certificates may be exercised by a member of that court sitting in Chambers.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 13
No appeal against refusal of costs certificate

SECT

13. An appeal does not lie from a refusal of a court to grant a costs certificate.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 14
Costs certificates not to be granted to certain persons

SECT

14. (1) A court is not empowered by this Act to grant a costs certificate to: (a) the Commonwealth; (b) a State; (c) the Northern Territory; (d) a person suing, or being sued, on behalf of the Commonwealth, of any State or of the Northern Territory; (e) an authority of the Commonwealth, of any State or of any Territory (including the Northern Territory and Norfolk Island); (f) a body corporate that has a paid-up capital of $200,000 or more; or (g) a body corporate that is not a body corporate referred to in paragraph (f) but is related to such a body corporate.


(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the question whether bodies corporate are related to each other shall be determined in the same manner as the question whether corporations, within the meaning of the Companies Act 1981, are related to each other would be determined under that Act.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 15
Vacation of costs certificates

SECT

15. (1) A costs certificate granted under subsection 6 (1) or (2) to a respondent to a Federal appeal is vacated if the respondent to whom the certificate has been granted: (a) appeals from the judgment in that appeal; and (b) is a successful party in the appeal from that judgment or in a later appeal in the same sequence as the appeal from that judgment.


(2) A costs certificate granted under subsection 7 (1) to an appellant to a Federal appeal is vacated if the respondent to whom the certificate relates: (a) appeals from the judgment in that appeal; and (b) is a successful party in the appeal from that judgment or in a later appeal in the same sequence as the appeal from that judgment.


(3) A costs certificate granted under subsection 9 (1) to an appellant to a Federal appeal is vacated if the respondent to the appeal: (a) appeals from the judgment in that appeal; and (b) is the successful party in the appeal from that judgment or in a later appeal in the same sequence as the appeal from that judgment.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 16
Payments on costs certificates

SECT

16. (1) A person who has been granted a costs certificate (not being a certificate that has been vacated under section 15) may apply to the Attorney-General for payment in accordance with this Act in respect of the certificate.


(2) Subject to section 17, where an application is made by a person under subsection (1) in respect of a costs certificate, the Attorney- General may, having regard to the provisions of section 18 and to the moneys available at the time of the application for making payments under this Act, authorize the payment under this Act to that person of an amount not exceeding the amount or the sum of the amounts of the costs to which the certificate relates, and a payment so authorized shall be made accordingly.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 17
No payment in respect of costs certificates capable of being vacated

SECT

17. (1) The Attorney-General shall not authorize a payment under this Act in respect of a costs certificate referred to in section 15 unless he or she is satisfied, or is entitled under subsection (2) of this section to presume, that the certificate will not be vacated under that section.


(2) For the purposes of this section, where: (a) there has been no appeal, or application for leave to appeal, against the judgment in the Federal appeal to which a costs certificate referred to in subsection (1) relates by the respondent an appeal by whom could result in the vacation of the certificate; and (b) the Attorney-General has been given: (i) notice in writing by that respondent that he or she does not intend to appeal against that judgment; or (ii) in the case of a certificate granted to an appellant to the appeal - notice in writing by the appellant that the appellant has no reason to believe that that respondent will appeal against the judgment; the Attorney-General is entitled to presume that the certificate will not be vacated.


(3) Where: (a) a notice referred to in subparagraph (2) (b) (i) or (ii) has been given by, or in relation to, a respondent to a Federal appeal; (b) an amount has been paid under this Act to a person who has been granted a costs certificate in respect of the appeal that would not have been paid but for that notice; and (c) that respondent appeals, or seeks leave to appeal, against the judgment in the appeal; the person so paid shall, upon demand in writing by the Attorney- General or a delegate of the Attorney-General, served on the person, either personally or by post, repay that amount to the Commonwealth within such period, not being less than 7 days, as is specified in the demand and, if the amount is not repaid within that period, the Commonwealth may recover the amount by action in a court of competent jurisdiction as a debt due to the Commonwealth.


(4) For the purpose of the application of section 29 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to the service by post on a person of a demand under subsection (3), such a demand posted as a letter addressed to the person at his or her last address known to the person making the demand shall be deemed to be properly addressed.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 18
Limits of payments in respect of appeals or other proceedings

SECT

18. (1) In this section, "prescribed maximum amount", in relation to a court or tribunal specified in column 1 of the table in the Schedule, means the amount specified in column 2 of that table opposite to that court or tribunal or such higher amount as is prescribed.


(2) The Attorney-General shall not authorize payment under this Act in respect of a costs certificate (other than a costs certificate granted under subsection 10 (2) or (3)) in relation to an appeal or a new trial of an amount that exceeds the prescribed maximum amount in relation to the court that heard that appeal or new trial, as the case may be.


(2A) The Attorney-General must not authorise payment under this Act in respect of a costs certificate granted by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal under subsection 10A(2) of an amount that exceeds the prescribed maximum amount in relation to that Tribunal.


(4) A reference in this section to a court shall be read as a reference to that court however constituted.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 19
Payments to be made out of annual appropriation

SECT

19. Payments under this Act shall be made out of moneys available under an appropriation made by the Parliament.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 20
Delegation

SECT

20. (1) The Attorney-General may, either generally or as otherwise provided by the instrument of delegation, by writing signed by him or her, delegate to an officer of the Attorney-General's Department any of his or her powers under this Act, other than this power of delegation.


(2) A power so delegated, when exercised by the delegate, shall, for the purposes of this Act, be deemed to have been exercised by the Attorney-General.


(3) A delegation under this section does not prevent the exercise of a power by the Attorney-General.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 21
Application

SECT

21. (1) A court is not empowered to grant a costs certificate under subsection 6 (1) or (2), 7 (1) or 9 (1) in respect of a Federal appeal instituted, or leave for which was granted, before the commencement of this Act.


(2) A court is not empowered to grant a costs certificate under subsection 8 (1) or (2) in respect of a new trial granted in a Federal appeal instituted, or leave for which was granted, before the commencement of this Act.


(3) A court is not empowered to grant a costs certificate under subsection 10 (2) or (3) in respect of proceedings that were rendered abortive, or the hearing of which was discontinued, as the case may be, before the commencement of this Act.


(4) A court is not empowered to grant a costs certificate under subsection 7A (1) in respect of a Federal appeal instituted, or leave for which was granted, before the commencement of this subsection.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SECT 22
Regulations

SECT

22. The Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, prescribing all matters required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- SCHEDULE

SCH

SCHEDULE Section 18 PRESCRIBED MAXIMUM AMOUNT Court or Tribunal Amount $ High Court 5000 Federal Court 3000 Family Court 2000 Supreme Court of a Territory 3000 other court of a Territory 1000 Administrative Appeals Tribunal 2000

FEDERAL PROCEEDINGS (COSTS) ACT 1981
- NOTE 1

NOTE *1* The Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981 as shown in this reprint comprises Act No. 23, 1981 amended as indicated in the Tables below. Table of Acts Act Date Date of Application Number and of assent commencement saving or year transitional provisions Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981 23, 1981 14 Apr 1981 14 Apr 1981 Companies and Securities Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 1981 153, 1981 26 Oct 1981 Part I (ss. 1, 2): Royal Assent Part II (ss. 3, 4): 1 July 1982 (see Gazette 1982, No. S124) Parts III, IV and VI (ss. 5-15 and 18-20): 1 Mar 1982 (see Gazette 1982, No. S36) Part V (ss. 16, 17): 1 July 1981 (see s. 2 (3) and Gazette 1981, No. S118) Remainder: 1 July 1982 (see s. 2 (4) and Gazette 1982, No. S124) - Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1983 91, 1983 22 Nov 1983 S. 3: 20 Dec 1983 (a) S. 6 (1) Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985 65, 1985 5 June 1985 S. 3: 3 July 1985 (b) - Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1988 38, 1988 3 June 1988 S. 3: 1 Nov 1988 (see Gazette 1988, No. S333) (c) S. 5 (1) and (2) Territories Law Reform Act 1992 104, 1992 30 June 1992 Ss. 3-8, 11-18, 20, 23 and 24: 1 July 1992 Ss. 9, 10, 19, 21 and 22: 29 June 1993 (see Gazette 1993, No. S196) Remainder: Royal Assent - Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1995 175, 1995 16 Dec 1995 16 Dec 1995 - Statute Law Revision Act 1996 43, 1996 25 Oct 1996 Schedule 2 (item 57): (d) Schedule 5 (items 59-61): Royal Assent (d) - (a) The Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1983, subsection 2 (1) of which provides as follows: "(1) Subject to this section, this Act shall come into operation on the twenty-eighth day after the day on which it receives the Royal Assent." (b) The Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 1) 1985, subsection 2 (1) of which provides as follows: "(1) Subject to this section, this Act shall come into operation on the twenty-eighth day after the day on which it receives the Royal Assent." (c) The Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981 was amended by section 3 only of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1988, subsection 2 (4) of which provides as follows: "(4) The amendment of the Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981 made by this Act commences on a day to be fixed by Proclamation for the purposes of this subsection." (d) The Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981 was amended by Schedule 2 (item 57) and Schedule 5 (items 59-61) only of the Statute Law Revision Act 1996, subsections 2(1) and (2) of which provide as follows: "(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent. "(2) Each item in Schedule 2 commences or is taken to have commenced (as the case requires) at the time specified in the note at the end of the item." Item 57 is taken to have commenced immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1995. The Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1995 came into operation on 16 December 1995. Table of Amendments ad=added or inserted am=amended rep=repealed rs=repealed and substituted Provision affected How affected Title am. No. 175, 1995 S. 3 am. No. 65, 1985; No. 38, 1988; No. 104, 1992; No. 175, 1995 S. 7A ad. No. 65, 1985 S. 8 am. No. 65, 1985 S. 10 am. No. 43, 1996 S. 10A ad. No. 175, 1995 S. 11 am. No. 65, 1985 S. 14 am. No. 153, 1981 S. 17 am. No. 43, 1996 S. 18 am. No. 91, 1983; No. 175, 1995 S. 20 am. No. 43, 1996 S. 21 am. No. 65, 1985 Schedule am. No. 175, 1995; No. 43, 1996