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Federal Court Amendment Rules 2000 (No 3)

Authoritative Version
  • - F2001B00554
  • No longer in force
SR 2000 No. 189 Rules/Court & Tribunal Rules as made
These Rules amend the Federal Court Rules.
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 HR14-Aug-2000
Tabled Senate14-Aug-2000
Gazetted 14 Jul 2000
Date of repeal 01 Aug 2011
Repealed by Federal Court Rules 2011
Table of contents.

Federal Court Amendment Rules 2000 (No. 3)

Statutory Rules 2000 No. 189

We, Judges of the Federal Court of Australia, make the following Rules of Court under the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976.

Dated 7 July 2000

M.E.J. BLACK C.J.

J.F. GALLOP J.

B.A. BEAUMONT J.

M.R. WILCOX J.

P.R.A. GRAY J.

J.C.S. BURCHETT J.

J.A. MILES J.

R.S. FRENCH J.

M.R. EINFELD J.

M.C. LEE J.

H.W. OLNEY J.

J.W. von DOUSSA J.

D.G. HILL J.

M.F. O'LOUGHLIN J.

D.F. O'CONNOR J.

 

T.J. HIGGINS J.

P.C. HEEREY J.

D.P. DRUMMOND J.

R.E. COOPER J.

A.P. WHITLAM J.

C.J.S.M. CARR J.

C.M. BRANSON J.

K.E. LINDGREN J.

R. SACKVILLE J.

S.M. KIEFEL J.

R.D. NICHOLSON J.

P.D. FINN J.

R.A. SUNDBERG J.

J.R.F. LEHANE J.

R. MERKEL J.

J.R. MANSFIELD J.

A.H. GOLDBERG J.

M.S. WEINBERG J.

J.A. DOWSETT J.

L.S. KATZ J.

P.G. HELY J.

S.C. KENNY J.

Judges of the Federal
Court of Australia

W. G. SODEN

Registrar

 


Federal Court Amendment Rules 2000 (No. 3)1

Statutory Rules 2000 No. 1892

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of Rules                                                                  2

                        2  Commencement                                                                2

                        3  Amendment of Federal Court Rules                                    2

Schedule 1           Amendments                                                                    3

 


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1              Name of Rules

                These Rules are the Federal Court Amendment Rules 2000 (No. 3).

2              Commencement

                These Rules commence on gazettal.

3              Amendment of Federal Court Rules

                Schedule 1 amends the Federal Court Rules.


Schedule 1        Amendments

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(rule 3)

[1]         Order 1, rule 4, after definition of document exchange box

insert

electronic communication means a communication of information in the form of data, text or images by means of guided or unguided electromagnetic energy, including an email or an email attachment.

email address means the mailing address to and from which an electronic communication may be sent and received using the Internet, an intranet or other similar network.

[2]         Order 1, rule 4, after definition of hearing

insert

image means a picture that has been created, copied, stored or transmitted in electronic form.

[3]         Order 1, paragraph 5A (1) (d)

substitute

               (d)    sent by facsimile transmission to a Registry in accordance with rule 5AB; or

                (e)    sent by electronic communication to a Registry in accordance with rule 5AC.

[4]         Order 1, subrule 5A (2)

substitute

         (2)   However, a document may not be sent by facsimile transmission or electronic communication if:

                (a)    the document (including any annexure or attachment) is more than 20 pages long; or

               (b)    it is an affidavit referred to in Order 77, paragraph 19 (6) (b).

Note   Because of the Court’s computer security firewall, the Court cannot accept an electronic communication that is more than 2 megabytes in size.

[5]         Order 1, subrule 5A (3)

omit

facsimile transmission.

insert

facsimile transmission or electronic communication.

[6]         Order 1, subrule 5A (7)

omit

facsimile transmission

insert

facsimile transmission or electronic communication

[7]         Order 1, subrule 5A (7), at the foot

insert

Note   Because of the Court’s computer security firewall, there may be a delay between the time a document is sent by electronic communication and the time the document is received by the Court.

[8]         Order 1, subrule 5A (10)

omit

(c) or (d) is not

insert

(c), (d) or (e) is not

[9]         Order 1, paragraph 5A (10) (b)

substitute

               (b)    in writing to the postal address or facsimile number stated on the document, cover sheet or accompanying request; or

                (c)    by electronic communication to the email address stated on the document, cover sheet or accompanying request.

[10]      Order 1, rule 5A, at the foot

insert

Note   Subregulation 2 (3) of the Federal Court of Australia Regulations 1978 provides that a document must not be filed in a Registry of the Court unless the fee payable for the filing has been paid.  The Regulations also provide for exemption or waiver of the fee in certain circumstances.

[11]      Order 1, after rule 5AB

insert

5AC        Filing and lodging by electronic communication

         (1)   The Registrar for each Registry must approve:

                (a)    at least one email address for the Registry for the purpose of receiving documents; and

               (b)    the formats in which electronic versions of documents will be accepted by the Registry.

         (2)   A document sent to a Registry by electronic communication must:

                (a)    be sent to an approved email address for the Registry; and

               (b)    be in an electronic format approved for the Registry; and

                (c)    to the extent practicable, be in a form that complies with rule 7; and

               (d)    be capable of being printed with the content and in the form in which it was created; and

                (e)    be accompanied by a cover sheet, clearly stating:

                          (i)    the sender’s name, postal address, document exchange number (if any), telephone number, facsimile number and email address; and

                         (ii)    the processing of the document required.

         (3)   A document that must be signed or executed by any person may only be filed by electronic communication by sending an image of the signed or executed document to the approved email address for the Registry.

         (4)   If the document is in an existing proceeding, it must be sent to an approved email address for the Registry which is the proper place for the proceeding.

         (5)   If the document is required to be signed or stamped, and is accepted at the Registry, the Registrar must:

                (a)    make one copy of the document; and

               (b)    if the sender requests that the document be held for collection — hold it for collection for 7 days; and

                (c)    if the sender does not request the document to be held for collection, or having made a request does not collect the document within 7 days — return the document by electronic communication to the email address stated on the cover sheet.

         (6)   If more than one copy is required for issue, the sender of the document must give the Registry any additional copies required.

         (7)   A person who sends a document to a Registry by electronic communication must:

                (a)    keep a paper copy of the document; and

               (b)    produce the paper copy of the document as directed by the Court.

         (8)   If the Court directs that the paper copy of the document be produced, the first page must be endorsed with:

                (a)    a statement that the paper copy is a true copy of the document sent by electronic communication; and

               (b)    the date that the document was sent by electronic communication.

[12]      Order 4, paragraph 4 (1) (c)

omit

telephone and facsimile number

insert

telephone number, facsimile number and email address

[13]      Order 4, paragraph 4 (1) (d)

omit

telephone and facsimile number

insert

telephone number, facsimile number and email address

[14]      Schedule 1, Form 15

omit

Solicitor: (name)

(address)

telephone: (number)

facsimile: (number)

Solicitor’s agent: (name)

(address)

telephone: (number)

facsimile: (number)

insert

Solicitor: (name)

(address)

telephone: (number)

facsimile: (number)

email address:

Solicitor’s agent: (name)

(address)

telephone: (number)

facsimile: (number)

email address:

[15]      Schedule 1, Form 55CA

omit

Solicitor: (name)

(address)

telephone: (number)

facsimile: (number)

Solicitor’s Agent: (name)

(address)

telephone: (number)

facsimile: (number)

insert

Solicitor: (name)

(address)

telephone: (number)

facsimile: (number)

email address:

Solicitor’s agent: (name)

(address)

telephone: (number)

facsimile: (number)

email address:


Notes

1.       These Rules amend Statutory Rules 1979 No. 140, as amended by 1980 No. 87; 1982 Nos. 217 and 408; 1983 No. 264; 1984 Nos. 9 and 258; 1985 Nos. 16, 97, 168 and 227; 1986 Nos. 61, 157 and 324; 1987 Nos. 73, 174 and 197; 1988 Nos. 14, 54, 144, 217 and 306; 1989 Nos. 50, 253 and 318; 1990 Nos. 72, 102, 276, 319, 414 and 453; 1991 Nos. 70, 249, 395 and 461; 1992 Nos. 43, 44, 86, 87, 186, 330, 421 and 453; 1993 No. 40, 45, 137. 225 and 290; 1994 Nos. 63, 130, 224, 279, 332 and 463; 1995 Nos. 31, 46, 239 and 449; 1996 Nos. 29 and 308; 1997 Nos. 82, 87, 143, 174, 204, 277 and 425; 1998 Nos. 224, 297 and 323; 1999 Nos. 15, 70, 94, 194, 232, 295, 296 and 360; 2000 Nos. 53 and 54.

2.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 14 July 2000.