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Family Law Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 2)

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SLI 2011 No. 286 Rules/Court & Tribunal Rules as made
These Rules amend the Family Law Rules 2004.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Made 19 Dec 2011
Registered 22 Dec 2011
Tabled HR 07 Feb 2012
Tabled Senate 07 Feb 2012
Date of repeal 09 Apr 2013
Repealed by Attorney-General's (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013
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Family Law Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 2)

Select Legislative Instrument 2011 No. 286

We, Judges within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975, make the following Rules of Court under that Act.

Dated 19 December 2011

D BRYANT CJ

J FAULKS DCJ

I COLEMAN J
S STRICKLAND J
A AINSLIE-WALLACE J
L DESSAU J
R BURR J

D COLLIER J
J STEVENSON J
P YOUNG J
E O’REILLY J

G WATTS J
R BENJAMIN J

V BENNETT J

J RYAN J

P CRONIN J

P MURPHY J

S FOWLER J

S AUSTIN J.

M CLEARY J

W JOHNSTON J

I LOUGHNAN J
C FORREST J

K MACMILLAN J

A REES J

 

Judges of the Family Court

of Australia

ANGELA FILIPPELLO

Principal Registrar

Family Court of Australia

C MARTIN J

J CRISFORD J

S MONCRIEFF J

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judges of the Family Court

of Western Australia

DAVID MONAGHAN
Principal Registrar
Family Court of Western Australia


Contents

                        1      Name of Rules                                                                3

                        2      Commencement                                                              3

                        3      Amendment of Family Law Rules 2004                             3

Schedule 1                  Amendments commencing on 1 January 2012               4

Schedule 2                  Amendments commencing on commencement of section 3 to the Trans‑Tasman Proceedings Act 2010                                                                       12

Schedule 3                  Amendments commencing on commencement of item 155 of Schedule 2 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2011                      15

Schedule 4                  Amendments commencing on commencement of item 1 of Schedule 2 to the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011  17

 

 


1              Name of Rules

                These Rules are the Family Law Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 2).

2              Commencement

                These Rules commence as follows:

                (a)    on 1 January 2012 — rules 1 to 3 and Schedule 1;

               (b)    on the commencement of section 3 of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 — Schedule 2;

                (c)    on the commencement of item 155 of Schedule 2 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2011 — Schedule 3;

               (d)    on the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 2 to the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011 — Schedule 4.

3              Amendment of Family Law Rules 2004

                Schedules 1 to 4 amend the Family Law Rules 2004.


Schedule 1        Amendments commencing on 1 January 2012

(rule 3)

 

[1]           Rule 1.19

substitute

1.19        Prohibition on recording court event

         (1)   A person must not photograph, or record by electronic or mechanical means:

                (a)    a court event; or

               (b)    a person who is at premises for the purpose of attending a court event.

Note   Section 121 of the Act restricts publication of information relating to cases.

         (2)   Subrule (1) does not apply to a recording made at the request of the court.

         (3)   A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subrule (1).

Penalty:   50 penalty units.

[2]           Rule 4.02

omit

this Chapter or rule 2.02.

insert

these Rules.

[3]           Rule 4.20

omit

60

insert

56

[4]           After 5.18

insert

Part 5.6              Application for certain orders

  

5.19        Application to suppress publication of judgment

                An applicant for an order to suppress publication of a judgment must file an affidavit that sets out evidence relating to the following:

                (a)    the public interest in suppressing or not suppressing publication;

               (b)    why further anonymisation of the judgment would not be sufficient;

                (c)    whether publication of the entire judgment should be suppressed or only part of the judgment;

               (d)    whether publication should be suppressed in one medium or in all media;

                (e)    whether a summary of the judgment should be made publicly available if publication of the judgment is suppressed.

Note   The Court anonymises all judgments in accordance with the requirements of section 121 of the Act.

[5]           Rule 6.01, note

omit

Note

insert

Note 1

[6]           Rule 6.01, at the foot

insert

Note 2   Pre-action procedures must be complied with by all prospective parties under rule 1.05.

[7]           Subrule 6.02 (3), note

omit

Note

insert

Note 1

[8]           Subrule 6.02 (3), at the foot

insert

Note 2   Pre-action procedures must be complied with by all prospective parties under rule 1.05.

[9]           Subrule 6.03 (1)

omit

[10]         Subrule 6.03 (3)

omit

(1) or

[11]         Paragraph 6.03 (3) (a)

omit

application,

insert

addition of the new party,

[12]         Subrule 6.03 (3), at the foot

insert

Note 3   Pre-action procedures must be complied with by all prospective parties under rule 1.05.

[13]         Rule 10.16A

omit

[14]         Paragraph 10.18 (a)

omit

affidavit

insert

statement of truth

[15]         Rule 15.43

substitute

15.43      Definition

                In this Part:

expert’s report means a report by an expert witness, including a notice under subrule 15.59 (5).

Note   expert, expert witness and single expert witness are defined in the Dictionary.

[16]         Table 18.2, item 3

after

excluded

insert

child

[17]         Table 18.5, item 37

omit

(except rule 24.13)

[18]         Rule 18.08, heading

substitute

18.08      Review of order or decision

[19]         Rule 18.08

omit

A party may apply

insert

         (1)   A party may apply

[20]         Rule 18.08, first note

omit

[21]         Rule 18.08, note to table 18.6

substitute

         (2)   A party may apply for a review of any other order or decision made under these Rules by a Registrar or Deputy Registrar by filing an Application in a Case and a copy of the order or decision appealed from in the filing registry within 28 days after the order or decision is made.

Note 1   Chapter 5 sets out the procedure for filing an Application in a Case. The application for review will be listed for hearing by a Judge within 28 days after the date of filing of the application.

Note 2   A person may apply for an extension of the time in which an application must be made (see rule 1.14).

[22]         Paragraph 20.02 (b)

substitute

               (b)    for a financial agreement under Part VIIIA of the Act — under paragraph 90KA (c) of the Act; or

                (c)    for a financial agreement under Part VIIIAB of the Act — under paragraph 90UN (c) of the Act.

[23]         Rule 20.15

omit

by an enforcement officer

[24]         Amendment of Schedule 3, tables

 

Item

omit

insert

101

$17.50

$18.15

102

$6.00

$6.20

103

$20.10

$20.85

104

$8.20

$8.50

105

$3.25

$3.35

107

69 cents

72 cents

108

$205.27

$212.85

109

$133.10

$138

201

$394.75–$676.70

$409.35–$701.75

201

$235.70–$336.10

$244.40–$348.55

202

$394.75–$676.70

$409.35–$701.75

202

$235.70–$336.10

$244.40–$348.55

203

$394.75–$2 819.50

$409.35–$2 923.80

203

$210.85–$987.95

$218.65–$1 024.50

204

$733.10–$5 639.50

$760.20–$5 848.15

204

$699.00–$1 615.70

$724.85–$1 675.50

205

$1 860.95–$5 639.50

$1 929.80–$5 848.15

205

$1 665.80–$2 448.50

$1 727.45–$2 539.10

206

$394.75–$676.70

$409.35–$701.75

206

$235.70–$336.10

$244.40–$348.55

301

$866.90

$899

302

$645

$668.85

303

$813.90

$844

304

$609

$631.55

305, 401 and 402

$524

$543.40

[25]         Dictionary, definition of court event, paragraphs (c) and (d)

substitute

                (c)    a conference;

               (d)    an attendance with a family consultant performing the functions of a family consultant; and

                (e)    an attendance with a single expert witness performing the functions of a single expert witness.

[26]         Dictionary, after definition of enforcement order

insert

excluded child order has the meaning given by subsection 37A (2A) of the Act.

[27]         Dictionary, after definition of expense

insert

expert means an independent person who has relevant specialised knowledge, based on the person’s training, study or experience.

expert witness means an expert who has been instructed to give or prepare independent evidence for the purpose of a case.

[28]         Dictionary, after definition of sign

insert

single expert witness means an expert witness who is appointed by agreement between the parties or by the court to give evidence or prepare a report on an issue.

Schedule 2        Amendments commencing on commencement of section 3 to the Trans‑Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

(rule 3)

 

[1]           Division 15.3.4

omit

[2]           Table 18.5, after item 43

insert

44

Chapter 27

[3]           After Chapter 26

insert

Chapter 27  Cases to which the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 applies

  

Summary of Chapter 27

Chapter 27 sets out the rules about a case in a Family Court to which the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 applies. Delegation of the Family Court’s power in such cases is set out in Chapter 18 of these Rules.

The rules in Chapter 1 relating to the court’s general powers apply in all cases and override all other provisions in these Rules.

A word or expression used in this Chapter may be defined in the dictionary at the end of these Rules.

27.01      Application of Division 34.4 of Federal Court Rules 2011

                Division 34.4 of the Federal Court Rules 2011, as modified by rule 27.02 or an order, apply to a proceeding in a Family Court as if the rules in that Division were provisions of these Rules.

27.02      Modification of Federal Court Rules 2011

         (1)   Division 34.4 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 is modified as follows:

                (a)    a reference to an originating application is taken to be a reference to an Initiating Application;

               (b)    a reference to an interlocutory application is taken to be a reference to an Application in a Case;

                (c)    a reference to an application or subpoena being in accordance with a Form is to be disregarded.

         (2)   Division 34.4 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 is also modified in accordance with Table 27.1.

Table 27.1   Modification of Federal Court Rules 2011

 

Provision

omit

insert

Rule 34.63

rules 8.01 and 8.03

rule 2.01

Rule 34.64

rule 17.01

rule 5.01

Subrule 34.68 (2)

the whole of the subrule

 

27.03      Service of subpoena

                A subpoena to which Division 2 of Part 5 of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 applies must be accompanied by an information sheet in a form approved by the Principal Registrar.

Note 1   Subsection 32 (2) of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 requires the subpoena to be accompanied by a copy of the order giving leave for service and a notice in the prescribed form.

Note 2   Section 33 of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 requires payment for the reasonable expenses of complying with the subpoena to be paid at the time of service or some other reasonable time before compliance with the subpoena is required.

Schedule 3        Amendments commencing on commencement of item 155 of Schedule 2 to the Crimes Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2011

(rule 3)

 

[1]           Paragraphs 2.06 (a) and (b)

substitute

                (a)    file the notice as soon as possible after the party is notified by the proceeds of crime authority under paragraph 79B (3) (b), 90M (3) (b) or 90VA (3) (b) of the Act; and

               (b)    if the person is required under paragraph 79B (3) (d), 90M (3) (d) or 90VA (3) (d) of the Act to give a document to the Registry Manager — attach the document to the notice.

[2]           Subrule 2.07 (1)

omit

Director of Public Prosecutions

insert

proceeds of crime authority

[3]           Subrule 2.07 (1)

omit

the Director must,

insert

the authority must,

[4]           Paragraph 2.07 (2) (b)

omit

Director of Public Prosecutions

insert

proceeds of crime authority

Schedule 4        Amendments commencing on commencement of item 1 of Schedule 2 to the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011

(rule 3)

 

[1]           Subrule 19.01 (3)

omit

section 35 or 35B

insert

section 35, 35A or 35B.

[2]           Chapter 26, summary

omit

section 35 or 35B

insert

section 35, 35A or 35B

[3]           Subrule 26.01, note

omit

[4]           Paragraph 26.04 (1) (a)

omit

in the court

[5]           Subrule 26.04 (3)

omit

in a Case

[6]           Subrule 26.05 (6)

omit

case.

insert

Case.

[7]           Rule 26.30

omit each mention of

Order 62 of the Federal Court Rules

insert

Part 40 of the Federal Court Rules 2011

[8]           Rule 26.31, heading

substitute

26.31      Application of Part 40 of Federal Court Rules 2011

[9]           Subrule 26.31 (1)

omit

Order 62 of the Federal Court Rules to this Part, a reference in the Federal Court Rules

insert

Part 40 of the Federal Court Rules 2011 to this Part, a reference in those Rules

[10]         Paragraph 26.31 (1) (b)

substitute

               (b)    ‘application’ is taken to include a reference to an application in a Family Court started by the form Bankruptcy — Application or transferred to a Family Court under section 35A of the Bankruptcy Act;

              (ba)    ‘interlocutory application’ is taken to include a reference to an application in a Family Court started by the form Bankruptcy — Application in a Case;

[11]         Paragraph 26.31 (1) (c)

omit

District Registrar or Deputy District Registrar

insert

District Registrar, Deputy District Registrar or taxing officer

[12]         Dictionary, definition of bankruptcy case

omit

35

insert

35, 35A


Note

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