Federal Magistrates Court Amendment Rules 2008 (No. 1)1
Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 10
We, Federal Magistrates, make the following Rules of Court under the Federal Magistrates Act 1999.
Dated 27 February 2008
Chief Executive Officer
1 Name of Rules
These Rules are the Federal Magistrates Court Amendment Rules 2008 (No. 1).
These Rules commence on 1 March 2008.
3 Amendment of Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001
Schedule 1 amends the Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001.
Schedule 1 Amendments
 Subparagraphs 20.00A (1) (b) (ii) and (iii)
(ii) subsection 44 (1C) — to give leave for an application for a divorce order to be filed within 2 years after the date of marriage;
(iii) subsection 55 (2) and section 55A — to make an order about when a divorce order takes effect;
(iv) section 57 — to rescind a divorce order where the parties have become reconciled;
(v) subsection 60I (9) — to decide if subsection 60I (7) applies to an application for a Part VII order about a child;
(vi) subsection 60I (10) — to order that a person attend family dispute resolution;
(vii) subsection 60J (2) — to decide if subsection 60J (1) applies to an application for a Part VII order about a child because of a risk of child abuse or family violence;
(viii) section 98A — to make an order approving an undefended application for divorce without the parties being present.
 Schedule 1, Part 1
Stage 4: PDR litigation intervention
Stage 4: Dispute resolution litigation intervention
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