Federal Register of Legislation - Australian Government

Primary content

Magistrate's Court (Repeal) Ordinance 1993 (CI)

No. 3 of 1993 Ordinances/Christmas Island as amended.
Registered 31 May 2010
Start Date 29 Jun 1993
Table of contents.

Territory of Christmas Island

Magistrate’s Court (Repeal) Ordinance 1993

Ordinance No. 3 of 1993 as amended

made under the

Date of Gazettal 29 June 1993

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

Page

                        1  Short title [see Note 1]                                                        3

                        2  Commencement                                                                 3

                        3  Repeal                                                                              3

                        4  Interpretation                                                                      3

                        5  Proceedings that are not completed                                     3

                        6  Completed proceedings                                                      4

Schedule             Ordinances repealed                                                       6

Notes                                                                                                            7

 

 

 


An Ordinance to repeal the Magistrate’s Court Ordinance 1958 and for related purposes

  

  

1              Short title [see Note 1]

                This Ordinance may be cited as the Magistrate’s Court (Repeal) Ordinance 1993.

2              Commencement

                This Ordinance commences on 29 June 1993.

3              Repeal

                The Ordinances set out in the Schedule are repealed.

4              Interpretation

         (1)   In this Ordinance, unless the contrary intention appears:

Chief Clerk:

                (a)    means the person who held the office of Chief Clerk of the Magistrate’s Court immediately before the commencement of this Ordinance; and

               (b)    includes a person who was performing the duties of that office immediately before the commencement of this Ordinance.

State Court means the Court of Western Australia to which:

                (a)    proceedings are transferred under section 5; or

               (b)    the records, and any other documents, relating to completed proceedings are transferred under section 6.

5              Proceedings that are not completed

         (1)   As soon as practicable after the commencement of this Ordinance, the Chief Clerk must transfer all proceedings in the Magistrate’s Court to:

                (a)    if the proceedings relate only to a matter of a kind that is within the jurisdiction of a Court of Petty Sessions of Western Australia — the Court of Petty Sessions at Perth in Western Australia; or

               (b)    if the proceedings relate only to a matter of a kind that is within the jurisdiction of a Local Court of Western Australia — the Local Court at Perth in Western Australia.

         (2)   The State Court may:

                (a)    hear, or further hear, the proceedings; and

               (b)    determine the proceedings; and

                (c)    have regard to any evidence or argument in the proceedings in the Magistrate’s Court.

         (3)   If proceedings are transferred to a State Court:

                (a)    all records, and other documents filed in the Magistrate’s Court, that relate to the proceedings are to be transmitted to the State Court; and

               (b)    any money lodged with the Magistrate’s Court in relation to the proceedings is to be transferred to the State Court and is taken to be money lodged with the State Court in relation to the proceedings; and

                (c)    everything done in relation to the proceedings in the Magistrate’s Court is taken to have been done in the State Court.

6              Completed proceedings

         (1)   As soon as practicable after the commencement of this Ordinance, the Chief Clerk must give to the Administrator:

                (a)    the records of all completed proceedings of the Magistrate’s Court; and

               (b)    any other document relating to those proceedings that is filed in that Court.

         (2)   The Administrator must make the records, and other documents, relating to completed proceedings available to:

                (a)    if the completed proceedings relate only to a matter of a kind that is within the jurisdiction of a Court of Petty Sessions of Western Australia — the Court of Petty Sessions at Perth in Western Australia; or

               (b)    if the completed proceedings relate only to a matter of a kind that is within the jurisdiction of a Local Court of Western Australia — the Local Court at Perth in Western Australia.

         (3)   Everything done in relation to completed proceedings in the Magistrate’s Court is taken to have been done in the relevant State Court.


Schedule           Ordinances repealed

(section 3)

  

Magistrate’s Court Ordinance 1958

Magistrate’s Court Ordinance 1964

Magistrate’s Court Ordinance 1968

Magistrate’s Court (Amendment) Ordinance 1978

Magistrate’s Court (Amendment) Ordinance 1981


Notes to the Magistrate’s Court (Repeal) Ordinance 1993

Note 1

The Magistrate’s Court (Repeal) Ordinance 1993 (in force under the Christmas Island Act 1958) as shown in this compilation comprise Ordinace No. 3 of 1993 amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Ordinaces

Year and
number

Date of notification
in Gazette

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

No. 3, 1993

29 June 1993

29 June 1993