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These Rules amend the High Court Rules 2004 to ensure that the terms of any suppression order, non-publication order or other confidentiality order made by a court in relation to documents filed in the High Court are identified and that the provisions in the High Court Rules permitting inspection and copying of documents do not impede the operation of such orders.
Administered by: Attorney-General's; Finance
Registered 29 Aug 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR31-Aug-2016
Tabled Senate01-Sep-2016
Date of repeal 31 Aug 2016
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
Table of contents.

 

High Court Amendment (Confidential Documents) Rules 2016

We, Justices of the High Court of Australia, make the following Rules of Court.

 

Dated   23 August 2016

 

R. S. French

 

S. M. Kiefel

 

V. M. Bell

 

S. J. Gageler

 

P. A. Keane

 

G. A. A. Nettle

 

M. M. Gordon

Justices of the High Court of Australia

A. M. Phelan
Chief Executive and

Principal Registrar

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

High Court Rules 2004                                                                                                                         2

 


1  Name

                   These are the High Court Amendment (Confidential Documents) Rules 2016.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of these Rules specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of these Rules

The day after these Rules are registered.

30 August 2016

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of these Rules as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of these Rules.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of these Rules. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of these Rules.

3  Authority

                   These Rules are made under the following:

                     (a)  the Judiciary Act 1903;

                     (b)  the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918;

                     (c)  the Nauru (High Court Appeals) Act 1976;

                     (d)  the High Court of Australia Act 1979.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to these Rules is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to these Rules has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

High Court Rules 2004

1  Rule 1.06

Insert:

non‑publication order: see section 77RA of the Judiciary Act 1903.

suppression order: see section 77RA of the Judiciary Act 1903.

2  At the end of rule 1.08

Add:

1.08.6         If:

                     (a)  a document is to be filed in the Court; and

                     (b)  the document contains information to which a suppression order, a non‑publication order, or any other confidentiality order, made by a court applies;

the document must be accompanied by a copy of the relevant order.

3  Paragraph 4.07.4(a)

Omit “Court; and”, substitute “Court; or”.

4  At the end of rule 4.07.4

Add:

               ; or (c)  documents containing information to which a suppression order, a non‑publication order, or any other confidentiality order, made by a court applies; or

                     (d)  documents containing information in relation to which an application for an order referred to in paragraph (c) has been made but has not yet been determined.