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SERVICE AND EXECUTION OF PROCESS ACT 1992


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Interpretation  
   4.      Copies  
   5.      Territories regarded as States  
   6.      Act to bind Crown  
   7.      Territories  
   8.      Effect on the operation of other laws  
   8A.     Application of the Criminal Code  
   9.      Service on companies and registered bodies  
   10.     Service on other bodies corporate  
   11.     Proof of service  
   12.     Effect of service  

   PART 2--SERVICE OF PROCESS IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

           Division 1--Initiating process in civil proceedings

   13.     Application of Division  
   14.     Meaning of appearance  
   15.     Initiating process may be served in any part of Australia  
   16.     Information to be provided  
   17.     Time for appearance  
   18.     Appearance to state address for service  
   19.     Security for costs  
   20.     Stay of proceedings  
   21.     No restraint of proceedings  

           Division 2--Initiating process in criminal proceedings

   22.     Application of Division  
   23.     Initiating process  
   24.     Initiating process may be served in any part of Australia  
   25.     Time for service  

           Division 3--Other process

   26.     Application of Division  
   27.     Other process may be served in any part of Australia  

   PART 3--SERVICE OF SUBPOENAS

           Division 1--Service of subpoenas generally

   28.     Application of Division  
   29.     Subpoenas may be served in any part of Australia  
   30.     Time for service  
   31.     Information to be provided  
   32.     Expenses  
   33.     Application for relief from subpoena  
   34.     Subpoenas not requiring attendance  
   35.     Entitlement to expenses  
   36.     Persons under restraint  
   37.     Issue of warrants for non-compliance with subpoenas  

           Division 2--Service of subpoenas addressed to persons in prison

   38.     Application of Division  
   39.     Order for production  
   40.     Service of order for production  
   41.     Information to be provided  
   42.     Expenses  
   43.     Application for relief from subpoena  
   44.     Application for relief from order for production  
   45.     Entitlement to expenses  
   46.     Custody of prisoner etc.  

   PART 4--SERVICE OF PROCESS OF TRIBUNALS

           Division 1--Preliminary

   47.     Interpretation  

           Division 2--Service of initiating and other process related to adjudicative functions

   48.     Application of Division  
   49.     Meaning of appearance  
   50.     Initiating process may be served in any part of Australia  
   51.     Information to be provided  
   52.     Time for appearance  
   53.     Appearance to state address for service  
   54.     Security for costs  
   55.     Other process may be served in any part of Australia  

           Division 3--Service of subpoenas in the performance of adjudicative functions

              Subdivision A--Service of subpoenas generally

   56.     Application of Subdivision  
   57.     Order for leave  
   58.     Subpoenas may be served in any part of Australia  
   59.     Information to be provided  
   60.     Expenses  
   61.     Application for relief from subpoena  
   62.     Subpoenas not requiring attendance  
   63.     Entitlement to expenses  
   64.     Persons under restraint  
   65.     Issue of warrants for non-compliance with subpoenas  

              Subdivision B--Service of subpoenas addressed to persons in prison

   66.     Application of Subdivision  
   67.     Order for production  
   68.     Service of order for production  
   69.     Information to be provided  
   70.     Expenses  
   71.     Application for relief from subpoena  
   72.     Application for relief from order for production  
   73.     Entitlement to expenses  
   74.     Custody of prisoner etc.  

           Division 4--Service of subpoenas in the performance of investigative functions

              Subdivision A--Service of subpoenas generally

   75.     Application of Subdivision  
   76.     Order for leave  
   77.     Application of other provisions  

              Subdivision B--Service of subpoenas addressed to persons in prison

   78.     Application of Subdivision  
   79.     Order for production  
   80.     Application of other provisions  

   PART 5--EXECUTION OF WARRANTS

           Division 1--General

   81.     Application of Division  
   81A.    Interpretation  
   82.     Persons subject to warrants may be apprehended  
   83.     Procedure after apprehension  
   84.     Additional provisions relating to persons under restraint  
   85.     Procedure on remand on bail  
   85A.    Notification when persons are released or remanded on bail  
   86.     Review  
   87.     Entitlement to expenses  
   88.     Law applicable to grant etc. of bail  
   89.     Custody of persons etc.  
   90.     Release of persons unnecessarily detained  

           Division 2--Execution of warrants issued by tribunals

   91.     Application of Division  
   92.     Application of Division 1 to certain warrants issued by tribunals  
   93.     Orders for the execution of warrants  
   94.     Additional provisions relating to warrants issued in the performance of investigative functions  

           Division 2A--Transit through State in execution of warrant

   94A.    Application of Division  
   94B.    Effect of warrant  
   94C.    Applicable laws relating to escape from custody  
   94D.    Powers of person executing the warrant  

           Division 3--Suppression orders

   95.     Interpretation  
   96.     Suppression orders  
   97.     Duration etc. of suppression orders  
   98.     Interim suppression orders  
   99.     Variation and revocation of suppression orders  
   100.    Applications for suppression orders etc.  
   101.    Appeals against suppression orders  
   102.    Institution of appeals  
   103.    Disobedience of suppression orders  

   PART 6--JUDGMENTS

   104.    Interpretation  
   105.    Enforcement of judgments  
   106.    Stay may be granted  
   107.    Costs  
   108.    Interest  
   109.    Rules of private international law not to apply  

   PART 7--ENFORCEMENT OF FINES IMPOSED BY COURTS OF SUMMARY JURISDICTION

           Division 1--Preliminary

   110.    Definitions  
   111.    Constitution of courts  

           Division 2--Registration and enforcement of fines

   112.    Request for registration  
   113.    Registration  
   114.    Effect of registration  

           Division 3--Amendment, cancellation and challenge to imposition etc

   115.    Amendment of registration initiated by originating State  
   116.    Cancellation of registration initiated by originating State  
   117.    Payment of fine to the registering State  
   118.    Cancellation of registration initiated by registering State  
   119.    Effect of cancellation of registration  
   120.    Challenge to imposition of fine  

           Division 4--Miscellaneous

   121.    Operation of State laws  
   122.    Saving  

   PART 8--MISCELLANEOUS

   127.    Matters of state  
   128.    Claim of public interest immunity not precluded  
   129.    Custodians to assist prisoners served with subpoenas  
   130.    Jurisdiction not limited by locality  
   131.    Constitution of courts  
   132.    Regulations etc.  


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