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Family Law Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1996B04158
  • No longer in force
SR 1996 No. 253 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Family Law Regulations.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Dec-1996
Tabled Senate04-Dec-1996
Gazetted 26 Nov 1996
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

Statutory Rules 1996   No. 2531

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Family Law Regulations2 (Amendment)

I, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Family Law Act 1975.

Dated 19 November 1996.

 

                                                                                 WILLIAM DEANE

                                                                                   Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

daryl williams

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

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1.   Commencement

1.1   These regulations commence on 1 December 1996.

2.   Amendment

2.1   The Family Law Regulations are amended as set out in these Regulations.

3.   Application

3.1   The amendments of the Family Law Regulations made by subregulations 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7 of these Regulations apply, in relation to a proceeding in the Family Court of Australia, to a fee payable in the proceeding on or after 1 September 1996.

4.   Regulation 11 (Fees in respect of proceedings)

4.1   Subparagraph 11 (1) (a) (i):

Omit “$460”, substitute “$500”.

4.2   Subparagraph 11 (1) (a) (ii):

Omit “$400”, substitute “$300”.

4.3   Subparagraph 11 (1) (b) (i):

Omit “$460”, substitute “$500”.

4.4   Subparagraph 11 (1) (b) (ii):

Omit “$400”, substitute “$300”.

4.5   Subparagraph 11 (1) (c) (i):

Omit “$250”, substitute “$150”.

4.6   Subparagraph 11 (1) (c) (ii):

Omit “$400”, substitute “$300”.

4.7   Paragraph 11 (1) (d):

Omit “$400”, substitute “$300”.

4.8   Subregulation 11 (4):

Omit the subregulation, substitute:

           “(4)   A hearing fee is payable:

             (a)   if the Court or Registrar directs a time within which the fee must be paid—within that time; or

             (b)   in any other case—at the time when a date is fixed for the hearing of the proceedings.”.

5.   Regulation 21AB (Calculation of increase)

5.1   Subregulation 21AB (2) (definition of “fee”):

Omit “during”, substitute “at the end of”.


6.   Transitional refund provision

6.1   This regulation applies to a person who has paid a fee under subparagraph 11 (1) (a) (ii), (b) (ii), (c) (i) or (c) (ii), or paragraph 11 (1) (d), of the Old Regulations, in respect of a proceeding in the Family Court of Australia.

6.2   The person may request the Registrar of the Court at which the fee was paid for a refund of the amount that is the difference between the amount of the fee paid by the person and the amount of the fee payable for the proceeding immediately after the commencement of these Regulations.

6.3   A request must be in writing and accompanied by:

             (a)   a receipt; or

             (b)   other evidence of payment of the fee.

6.4   As soon as practicable after receiving a request, the Registrar must pay the appropriate refund to the person.

6.5   In this regulation:

“Old Regulations” means the Family Law Regulations as in force immediately before the commencement of these Regulations.

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NOTES

1.   Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 26 November 1996.

2.   Statutory Rules 1984 No. 426 as amended by 1985 No. 183; 1986 Nos. 140 and 393; 1987 Nos. 85 and 175; 1988 Nos. 42, 44, 164 and 165; 1989 Nos. 8, 53, 74, 155, 205, 235 and 326; 1990 Nos. 294 and 373; 1991 Nos. 401 and 447 (disallowed by the Senate on 3 March 1992); 1992 Nos. 33, 160, 287, 376 and 404; 1994 Nos. 86 and 343; 1995 Nos. 297, 400 and 419; 1996 Nos. 71 and 188 (as amended by 1996 No. 201).