Federal Magistrates Court Legislation Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 1)

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Federal Magistrates Court Legislation Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 1)
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 56, 2013
We, Federal Magistrates, make the following Rules of Court under the Federal Magistrates Act 1999.
 
Dated               4 April 2013
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Federal Magistrates
 
Richard Foster
Chief Executive Officer
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of Rules.................................................................................... 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments commencing day after registration                 2
Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001                                                                   2
Schedule 2—Amendments commencing at the same time as Schedule 3 to the Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Act 2012                                             12
Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001                                                                 12
Schedule 3—Amendments commencing at the same time as Schedule 1 to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Act 2012                          14
Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                       14
Federal Magistrates Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2006                                        14
Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001                                                                 15
Part 2—Amendments of listed provisions: Court Rules                           18
Federal Magistrates Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2006                                        18
Part 3—Amendments of listed provisions: Judge                                        19
Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001                                                                 19
 
1  Name of Rules
                   These Rules are the Federal Magistrates Court Legislation Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 1).
2  Commencement
                   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

Provision(s)
Commencement
Date/Details

1.  Rules 1 to 4 and anything in this rule not elsewhere covered by this table
The day after registration.
 

2.  Schedule 1
The day after registration.
 

3.  Schedule 2
At the same time as Schedule 3 to the Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Act 2012 commences.
 

4.  Schedule 3
At the same time as Schedule 1 to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Act 2012 commences.
 

3  Authority
                   These Rules are made under the Federal Magistrates Act 1999.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments commencing day after registration
  
Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001
1  Subrule 1.05(2)
Omit “2004 or the Family Law Rules 1984”.
2  Rule 6.12
After “A document”, insert “served by post, fax or electronic communication”.
3  Rule 8.02 (notes 1 and 2)
Repeal the notes, substitute:
Note:          See subsections 39(3) and (4) of the Act for matters the Court must have regard to in deciding whether to transfer a proceeding to the Federal Court or the Family Court.
4  Subrule 20.00A(1) (table item 30)
Omit “Regulations, Rules or procedures”, substitute “Family Law Regulations, these Rules or procedures related to these Rules”.
5  Rule 25A.03
Repeal the rule, substitute:
25A.03       Documents to be filed with applications
             (1)  A person must file with an application under this Part, the following documents:
                     (a)  an affidavit setting out the facts and circumstances relied on and the grounds of the application, attaching:
                              (i)  a copy of any assessment relevant to the application made by the Child Support Registrar; and
                             (ii)  a copy of any decision relevant to the application made by the Child Support Registrar or SSAT, and any statement of reasons for that decision; and
                            (iii)  a copy of any orders relevant to the application;
                     (b)  a completed financial statement in accordance with the approved form.
             (2)  However, paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to:
                     (a)  an appeal from a decision of the SSAT or the Child Support Registrar; or
                     (b)  an application under subsection 106A(2) or 107(1) of the Assessment Act.
6  Rule 25B.05 (note)
Omit “2004”.
7  Subrule 44.15(1)
Omit “item 1”, substitute “Division 1”.
8  Subrule 44.15(2)
Omit “item 2”, substitute “Division 2”.
9  Subparagraphs 45.06(b)(ii) and 45.07(b)(ii)
Omit “Fair Work Australia” (wherever occurring), substitute “the Fair Work Commission”.
10  Paragraph 45.13B(2)(d)
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
                     (d)  an FWC member nominated by the President of the Fair Work Commission.
11  Subrule 45.13B(8) (definition of FWA Member)
Repeal the definition.
12  Subrule 45.13B(8)
Insert:
FWC member has the meaning given by section 12 of the Fair Work Act.
13  Schedule 1
Repeal the Schedule, substitute:
Schedule 1—Costs
Note:       See rules 21.10, 21.16 and 44.15.
Part 1—Family law proceedings and general federal law proceedings
  
 
Costs for family law proceedings and general federal law proceedings

Item
Description
Amount for a family law proceeding (including GST)
Amount for a general federal law proceeding (including GST)

1
Initiating or opposing an application up to the completion of the first court date
Both:
(a) $1,994.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing
Both:
(a) $2,663.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing

2
Initiating or opposing an application which includes interim orders (other than procedural orders) up to the completion of the first court date
Both:
(a) $2,494.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing
Both:
(a) $3,332.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing

3
Interim or summary hearing—as a discrete event
Note:       This stage applies to an interim application or a summary proceeding of a type not otherwise addressed in this fee structure. It does not include the item 1 or 2 component.
Both:
(a) $1,661.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing
Both:
(a) $1,661.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing

4
Up to and including the conciliation conference
$1,661.00
Not applicable

5
Dispute resolution litigation intervention
$1,661.00
$2,793.00

6
Preparation for final hearing—one day matter
$4,250.00
$5,988.00

7
Preparation for final hearing—2 day matter
$5,270.00
$8,998.00

8
Preparation for final hearing—each additional hearing day after the second hearing day
$1,128.00
$1,893.00

9
Final hearing costs for attendance of solicitor at hearing to take judgement and explain orders
Both:
(a) $271.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing
Both:
(a) $271.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing

10
Application for family law location, recovery or enforcement of an order (other than an application for enforcement by a Registrar under item 11)
Both:
(a) $844.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing
Not applicable

11
Application for enforcement by a Registrar of:
(a) a warrant under rule 25B.22; or
(b) a third party debt notice under rule 25B.40
$558.00
Not applicable

12
Advocacy loading
50% of the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing
50% of the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 13 that applies to the hearing

13
Daily hearing fee
Either:
(a) for a short mention—$271.00; or
(b) for a half day hearing—$997.00; or
(c) for a full day hearing—$1,994.00
Either:
(a) for a short mention—$271.00; or
(b) for a half day hearing—$997.00; or
(c) for a full day hearing—$1,994.00

14
Disbursements—Court fees and other fees and payments to the extent that they have been reasonably incurred
The amount of the fees and payments
The amount of the fees and payments

15
Disbursements—photocopying for each page
$0.69
$0.69

16
Agents fees and travelling costs
Note:       For 2 or more hours travel
$561.00
$561.00

 
Part 2—Child support proceedings
Division 1—Application for enforcement order in relation to child support proceedings
 
Costs for child support proceedings

Item
Description
Amount (including GST)

1
Initiating or opposing an application up to the completion of the first court date
Note:       This item includes final hearing of up to one day if it is held on the first court date.
Both:
(a) $2,100; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 6 that applies to the hearing

2
Interim or summary hearing—as a discrete event
Note:       This item applies to an interim application, or a summary proceeding of a type not otherwise addressed in this fee structure such as an application for an order that a proceeding be stayed. It does not include the item 1 component.
Both:
(a) $1,601.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 6 that applies to the hearing

3
Preparation of final hearing for a matter of 2 or more days—for every day after the first court date
$1,088.00

4
Final hearing costs for attendance of solicitor at hearing to take judgement and explain orders
Both:
(a) $262.00; and
(b) the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 6 that applies to the hearing

5
Advocacy loading
50% of the daily hearing fee mentioned in item 6 that applies to the hearing

6
Daily hearing fee
Either:
(a) for a short mention—$262.00; or
(b) for a half day hearing—$961.00; or
(c) for a full day hearing—$1,924.00

7
Disbursements—Court fees and other fees and payments to the extent that they have been reasonably incurred
The amount of the fees and payments

8
Disbursements—photocopying documents first 10 pages—for each page
$0.69

9
Disbursements—photocopying documents after first 10 pages—for each page
$0.21

10
Agents fees and travelling costs
Note:       For 2 or more hours travel.
$541.00

 
Division 2—Costs for appeal of an SSAT or Child Support Registrar decision
 
Costs for an appeal of an SSAT or Child Support Registrar decision

Item
Description
Amount (including GST)

1
A proceeding concluded at or before the first court date for the proceeding
$1,284.00

2
A proceeding concluded:
(a) after the first court date for the proceeding; and
(b) at least 4 weeks before the final hearing for the proceeding
$3,207.00

3
A proceeding concluded at a final hearing
$6,408.00

 
Part 3—Migration proceedings
Division 1—Costs for migration proceedings that have concluded
 
Costs for migration proceedings that have concluded

Item
Description
Amount (including GST)

1
A proceeding concluded at or before the first court date for the proceeding
$1,331.00

2
A proceeding concluded:
(a) after the first court date for the proceeding; and
(b) at or before the hearing under rule 44.12 or other interlocutory hearing
$3,326.00

3
A proceeding concluded at a final hearing
$6,646.00

 
Division 2—Costs for migration proceedings that have been discontinued
 
Costs for migration proceedings that have been discontinued

Item
Description
Amount (including GST)

1
A proceeding in which the notice of discontinuance is filed and served at least 14 days before the first court date for the proceeding
$662.00

2
A proceeding in which the notice of discontinuance is filed and served:
(a) less than 14 days before the first court date for the proceeding; and
(b) at least 15 days before the hearing under rule 44.12 or other interlocutory hearing
$1,661.00

3
A proceeding in which the notice of discontinuance is filed and served:
(a) less than 15 days before the hearing under rule 44.12 or other interlocutory hearing; and
(b) at least 15 days before the final hearing
$3,326.00

4
Any other case
$4,652.00

 
14  Schedule 3
Repeal the Schedule, substitute:
Schedule 3—Family Law Rules and Federal Court Rules applied
Note:       See rule 1.05.
Part 1—Family Law Rules
  
 
Family Law Rules

Item
Provision

1
rules 1.19 and 1.20

2
Part 2.2

3
Part 2.3

4
rules 4.08 to 4.10

5
rule 6.15

6
Part 6.5

7
rule 16.10

8
Part 21.2

9
Part 23.1

10
rule 24.11

 
Part 2—Federal Court Rules
  
 
Federal Court Rules

Item
Provision

1
rules 1.41 and 1.42

2
rules 2.41 to 2.43

3
rules 5.22 to 5.24

4
rules 10.41 to 10.52

5
Division 10.6

6
rule 15.10

7
rule 16.01

8
paragraphs 16.02(1)(a), (b) and (d)

9
subrules 16.02(3) and (5)

10
rules 16.03 to 16.12

11
rule 16.21

12
rules 16.31 to 16.33

13
rules 16.41 to 16.45

14
rule 25.01 to 25.06

15
rules 25.10 to 25.12

16
rule 25.14

17
rule 30.29 to 30.33

18
Divisions 34.2 and 34.3

19
rules 39.01 to 39.03

20
rule 39.06

21
rule 39.11

22
rule 39.21

23
Division 42.3

 
15  Dictionary (definition of Fair Work Australia)
Repeal the definition.
16  Dictionary
Insert:
Fair Work Commission has the meaning given by section 12 of the Fair Work Act 2009.
17  Dictionary (definition of Family Law Rules 1984)
Repeal the definition.
Schedule 2—Amendments commencing at the same time as Schedule 3 to the Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Act 2012
  
Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001
1  Rule 13.11
Repeal the rule, substitute:
13.11  Certificate of vexatious proceedings order
             (1)  A person who wants the Chief Executive Officer of the Court to issue a certificate under subsection 88R(1) of the Act must make the request in writing and include in the request:
                     (a)  the applicant’s name and address; and
                     (b)  the person’s interest in making the request.
             (2)  The request must be lodged in the Registry in which the vexatious proceedings order was made.
             (3)  The certificate will state:
                     (a)  the name of the person subject to the vexatious proceedings order; and
                     (b)  if applicable, the name of the person who applied for the vexatious proceedings order; and
                     (c)  the date on which the vexatious proceedings order was made; and
                     (d)  the orders made by the Court.
13.11A  Application for leave to institute proceedings
                   An application under subsection 88T(2) of the Act for leave to institute a proceeding that is subject to a vexatious proceedings order must be made:
                     (a)  in accordance with the approved form; and
                     (b)  without notice to any other person.
Note 1:       See subsection 88T(2) of the Act for the power for a person who is subject to a vexatious proceedings order to apply to the Court to institute a proceeding.
Note 2:       See subsection 88T(3) of the Act for the contents of the affidavit that must be filed with the application.
2  Dictionary
Insert:
vexatious proceeding—see subsection 88N(1) of the Act.
vexatious proceedings order—see subsection 88N(1) of the Act.
Schedule 3—Amendments commencing at the same time as Schedule 1 to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Legislation Amendment Act 2012
Part 1—Main amendments
Federal Magistrates Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2006
1  Rule 1.01
Omit “Magistrates”, insert “Circuit”.
2  After rule 1.02
Insert:
1.02A  Authority
                   These Rules are made under the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999.
3  Subrule 1.04(1) (definition of Act)
Repeal the definition, substitute:
Act means the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999.
4  Subrule 2.03(1)
Omit “Federal Magistrate”, substitute “Judge”.
5  Form 7 of Schedule 1
Omit “*FEDERAL MAGISTRATE/”.
6  Form 7 of Schedule 1 (note)
Omit “Magistrates” (first occurring), substitute “Circuit Court of Australia”.
7  Form 7 of Schedule 1 (note)
Omit “Magistrates” (second and last occurring), substitute “Circuit”.
8  Form 7 of Schedule 1 (note)
Omit “Federal Magistrate” (wherever occurring), substitute “Judge”.
9  Schedule 3
Omit “/*Federal Magistrate”.
10  Schedule 3
Omit “/*Federal Magistrate”.
Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001
11  Rule 1.01
Omit “Magistrates”, insert “Circuit”.
12  After rule 1.02
Insert:
1.02A  Authority
                   These Rules are made under the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999.
13  Subrule 1.03(2)
Omit “Federal Magistrates”.
14  Subrule 1.05(1)
Omit “Federal Magistrates”.
15  Subrule 2.04(3)
Omit “MAGISTRATES”, substitute “CIRCUIT”.
16  Subrule 2.05(1) (note)
Repeal the note, substitute:
Note:          The Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court Regulation 2012 and the Family Law (Fees) Regulation 2012 provide that a document may not be filed in a registry of the Court unless the fee payable for the filing has been paid. Both regulations also provide for an exemption or deferral of a fee, or payment of the fee on invoice, in certain circumstances.
17  Subrule 2.05(2)
Omit “Federal Magistrates”.
18  Subrule 4.05(3)
Omit “Federal Magistrates” (wherever occurring).
19  Paragraph 8.02(4)(c)
Omit “Federal Magistrates”.
20  Rule 21.10 (note)
Omit “Magistrates”, substitute “Circuit”.
21  Rule 20.00A (heading before table item 31, column headed “Legislative provision”)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
Federal Circuit Court Rules 2001
22  Dictionary (definition of Act)
Repeal the definition, substitute:
Act means the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999.
23  Dictionary (definition of approved form)
Repeal the definition, substitute:
approved form, for a provision of these Rules, means a form approved by the Chief Judge under subrule 2.04(1A) for the provision.
24  Dictionary (definition of Court)
Repeal the definition, substitute:
Court means the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
25  Dictionary (definition of Regulations)
Repeal the definition.
26  Dictionary (definition of the Court or a Federal Magistrate)
Repeal the definition.
27  Dictionary
Insert:
the Court or a Judge includes a Judge sitting in chambers.
Part 2—Amendments of listed provisions: Court Rules
Federal Magistrates Court (Bankruptcy) Rules 2006
28  Amendments of listed provisions—Court Rules
 
Amendments of listed provisions—Federal Circuit Court

Item
Provision
Omit
Substitute

1
subrule 1.04(2)
Magistrates
Circuit

2
subrule 2.05(2)
Magistrates
Circuit

3
subrule 4.08(3)
Magistrates
Circuit

4
paragraph 4.09(2)(a)
Magistrates
Circuit

5
rule 10.05
Magistrates
Circuit

6
rule 11.04
Magistrates
Circuit

7
Form 6 of Schedule 1 (note 1)
Magistrates
Circuit

 
Part 3—Amendments of listed provisions: Judge
Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001
29  Amendments of listed provisions—Judge
 
Amendments of listed provisions—Judge

Item
Provision
Omit
Substitute

1
subrule 2.04(1A)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

2
paragraph 2.09(b)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

3
rule 2.09 (note 2)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

4
subrule 3.01(1)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

5
subrule 3.01(2)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

6
subrule 3.02(2)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

7
rule 7.02
Federal Magistrate’s
Judge’s

8
paragraph 10.05(2)(a)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

9
subrule 10.05(5)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

10
rule 14.01 (note)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

11
subrule 14.02(1) (note)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

12
rule 15.03
Federal Magistrate
Judge

13
subparagraph 16.08(1)(b)(i)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

14
subrule 20.00A(1)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

15
rule 20.00A (paragraph (a) of the note)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

16
subrule 25A.07(5)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

17
paragraph 25B.17(3)(b)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

18
paragraph 25B.41(b)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

19
paragraph 45.13B(2)(a)
Federal Magistrate
Judge

20
subrule 45.13B(7)
Federal Magistrate
Judge