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SLI 2012 No. 284 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012 and the Federal and Federal Magistrates Court Regulation 2012 and repeals the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1) to provide for fees for the filing of applications under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 11 Dec 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR05-Feb-2013
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2013
Date of repeal 12 Oct 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003



16 December 2013


Assistant Votes and Documents Manager

House of Representatives Table Office

Parliament House


Dear Sir/Madam

Trans-Tasman Proceedings Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 2) [F2012L02412] —Tabling revised Explanatory Statement

On 25 October 2013, the Secretary of the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances wrote to the office of the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC, requesting a response to issues in the Delegated Legislation Monitor No. 5 of 2013 (16 May 2013) about the basis on which the fees introduced by the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Legislation Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 2) have been set or calculated.

The revised Explanatory Statement clarifies that the Regulation does not make any changes to the fee for the registration of a New Zealand judgment in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, but rather that it clarifies the quantum of fees that apply to Trans-Tasman proceedings commenced in Australia.

The revised Explanatory Statement was approved by the Attorney-General and forwarded to the Committee Chair on 10 December 2013. A copy of the revised Explanatory Statement is attached to this letter.

I kindly request that you please make arrangements to table the revised Explanatory Statement in the House of Representatives on the next available sitting day (which I understand will be 11 December 2013).

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or require further information. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

Yours sincerely

Margaret Meibusch

Principal Legal Officer

Courts, Tribunals and Justice Policy Branch