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FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT RULES 2001

- made under the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

            

CHAPTER 1--All proceedings
            

   PART 1--INTRODUCTION

   1.01.   Name of Rules  
   1.02.   Commencement  
   1.02A.  Authority  
   1.03.   Objects  
   1.04.   Dictionary  
   1.05.   Application  
   1.06.   Court may dispense with rules  
   1.07.   Applications for orders about procedures  

   PART 2--DOCUMENTS

           Division 2.1--General

   2.01.   Requirements for documents  
   2.02.   Document must have distinctive number  
   2.03.   Document to be signed  
   2.04.   Forms  

           Division 2.2--Filing documents

   2.05.   How documents may be filed  
   2.06.   Registrar may refuse to accept document  
   2.07.   Filing by fax  
   2.07A.  Filing by electronic communication  
   2.07B.  Other requirements for filing by electronic communication  

           Division 2.3--Searching records

   2.08.   Searching records  

           Division 2.4--Seal and stamp of Court

   2.09.   Use of seal of Court  
   2.10.   Stamp of Court  
   2.11.   Methods of attaching the seal or stamp  

   PART 3--SITTINGS, REGISTRY HOURS AND TIME

           Division 3.1--Sittings, holidays and registry hours

   3.01.   Sittings  
   3.02.   Registry hours  

           Division 3.2--Time

   3.03.   Meaning of month  
   3.04.   Calculating time  
   3.05.   Extension or shortening of time fixed  

   PART 4--STARTING PROCEEDINGS

           Division 4.1--General rules about starting proceedings

   4.01.   Application  
   4.02.   Content of application  
   4.03.   Response to application  
   4.05.   Affidavit to be filed with application or response  
   4.07.   Reply in certain circumstances  
   4.08.   Application in a case  

           Division 4.2--Rules for proceedings if Civil Dispute Resolution Act applies

   4.09.   Applicant's genuine steps statement  
   4.10.   Respondent's genuine steps statement  

   PART 5--URGENT APPLICATIONS

   5.01.   Urgent application  
   5.02.   Form of application  
   5.03.   Evidence  

   PART 6--SERVICE

           Division 6.1--General

   6.01.   Address for service  
   6.02.   Change of address for service  
   6.03.   Service of documents  
   6.04.   Court's discretion in relation to service  
   6.05.   Affidavit of service  

           Division 6.2--Service by hand in particular cases

   6.06.   When is service by hand required  
   6.07.   Service by hand  
   6.08.   Service by hand on a corporation, unincorporated association or organisation  
   6.09.   Service of application on unregistered business  
   6.10.   Service of application on partnership  

           Division 6.3--Ordinary service

   6.11.   Service other than by hand  
   6.12.   When service is effected  
   6.13.   Special requirements for service by fax  

           Division 6.4--Substituted service and dispensing with service

   6.14.   Substituted service  
   6.15.   Matters to be taken into account  
   6.16.   Failure to comply with condition  

           Division 6.5--Time for service

   6.17.   General time limit  
   6.18.   Time for service of subpoena  
   6.19.   Time for service of applications  

   PART 7--AMENDMENT

           Division 7.1--General

   7.01.   Power to amend  
   7.02.   Who may be required to make amendment  

           Division 7.2--General federal law proceedings

   7.03.   Amendment after limitation period  

   PART 8--TRANSFER OF PROCEEDINGS

   8.01.   Change of venue  
   8.02.   Transfer to Federal Court or Family Court  
   8.03.   Proceeding transferred to Federal Court or Family Court  
   8.04.   Proceeding transferred from Federal Court or Family Court  
   8.05.   Proceeding transferred from Federal Court or Family Court  

   PART 9--LAWYERS

   9.01.   Change between acting in person and by lawyer  
   9.02.   Change of lawyer  
   9.03.   Withdrawal as lawyer  
   9.04.   Corporation must be represented  

   PART 10--HOW TO CONDUCT PROCEEDINGS

           Division 10.1--First court date

   10.01.  Directions and orders  
   10.02.  Adjournment of first court date  
   10.03.  Fixing date for final hearing  

           Division 10.2--Dispute Resolution

   10.04.  Agreement reached by dispute resolution  
   10.05.  Conciliation conference  

           Division 10.3--Notice of constitutional matter

   10.06.  Party to file notice of constitutional matter  

   PART 11--PARTIES AND LITIGATION GUARDIANS

           Division 11.1--Parties

   11.01.  Necessary parties  
   11.02.  Party may include another person as a party  
   11.03.  Person may apply to be included  
   11.04.  Party may apply to be removed  
   11.05.  Court may order notice to be given  
   11.06.  Intervention by Attorney-General  
   11.07.  Child to whom state welfare law applies  

           Division 11.2--Litigation guardian

   11.08.  Person who needs a litigation guardian  
   11.09.  Starting, continuing, defending or inclusion in proceeding  
   11.10.  Who may be a litigation guardian  
   11.11.  Appointment of litigation guardian  
   11.12.  Manager of the affairs of a party  
   11.13.  Notice of becoming litigation guardian  
   11.14.  Costs and expenses of litigation guardian  
   11.15.  Service  

   PART 12--COURT REFERRAL FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE

   12.01.  Definitions for Part 12  
   12.02.  Referral for legal assistance  
   12.03.  A party has no right to apply for a referral  
   12.04.  Acceptance of referral certificate and provision of legal assistance  
   12.05.  Ceasing to provide legal assistance  

   PART 13--ENDING A PROCEEDING EARLY

           Division 13.1--Discontinuance

   13.01.  Discontinuance  
   13.02.  Costs  

           Division 13.1A--Order or judgment on default

   13.03.  Definitions  
   13.03A. When a party is in default  
   13.03B. Orders on default  
   13.03C. Default of appearance of a party  
   13.03D. Court's powers in relation to contempt etc not affected  

           Division 13.2--Consent orders

   13.04.  Application for order by consent  
   13.04A. Consent parenting orders and allegations of abuse, family violence or other risk factors  
   13.05.  Additional information  

           Division 13.3--Summary disposal and stay

   13.07.  Disposal by summary judgment  
   13.08.  Residue of proceeding  
   13.09.  Application  
   13.10.  Disposal by summary dismissal  
   13.11.  Certificate of vexatious proceedings order  
   13.11A. Application for leave to institute proceedings  
   13.12.  Dormant proceedings  

   PART 14--DISCLOSURE

           Division 14.1--Answers to specific questions

   14.01.  Declaration to allow specific questions  

           Division 14.2--Obligation to disclose

   14.02.  Declaration to allow discovery  
   14.03.  Affidavit of documents  
   14.04.  Production of documents to Court  
   14.05.  Claim for privilege  
   14.06.  Order for particular disclosure  
   14.07.  Inspection of documents  
   14.08.  Copies of documents inspected  
   14.09.  Documents not disclosed or produced  
   14.10.  Documents referred to in document or affidavit  
   14.11.  Use of documents  

   PART 15--EVIDENCE

           Division 15.1--General

   15.01.  Court may give directions  
   15.02.  Evidence if there is an independent children's lawyer  
   15.03.  Decisions without oral hearing  
   15.04.  Court may call evidence  
   15.06.  Transcript receivable in evidence  

           Division 15.2--Expert evidence

   15.06A. Definition  
   15.07.  Duty to Court and form of expert evidence  
   15.08.  Expert evidence for 2 or more parties  
   15.09.  Court expert  
   15.10.  Report of court expert  
   15.11.  Remuneration and expenses of court expert  
   15.12.  Further expert evidence  

           Division 15.4--Affidavits

   15.25.  Form of affidavit  
   15.26.  Making an affidavit  
   15.27.  Affidavit of illiterate or vision impaired person etc  
   15.28.  Documents annexed or exhibited  
   15.29.  Objectionable material may be struck out  
   15.29A. Use of affidavit without cross-examination of maker  

           Division 15.5--Admissions

   15.30.  Admission  
   15.31.  Notice to admit facts or documents  

   PART 15A--SUBPOENAS AND NOTICES TO PRODUCE

           Division 15A.1--General

   15A.01. Definitions for Part 15A  
   15A.02. Issue of subpoena  
   15A.03. Documents and things in possession of another court  
   15A.04. Time limits  
   15A.05. Limit on number of subpoenas  
   15A.06. Service  
   15A.07. Conduct money  
   15A.08. Undertaking not to require compliance with subpoena  
   15A.09. Setting aside subpoena  
   15A.10. Order for cost of complying with subpoena  
   15A.11. Cost of complying with subpoena if not a party  

           Division 15A.2--Production of documents and access by parties

   15A.12. Application of Division 15A.2  
   15A.13. Right to inspection of document  
   15A.14. Objection to production or inspection or copying of document  
   15A.15. Subpoena for production of documents or things  
   15A.16. Failure to comply with subpoena  

           Division 15A.3--Notices to produce

   15A.17. Notice to produce  

   PART 16--JUDGMENTS AND ORDERS

   16.01.  Court may make any judgment or order  
   16.02.  Date of effect  
   16.03.  Time for compliance  
   16.04.  Fines  
   16.05.  Setting aside  
   16.06.  Undertakings  
   16.07.  When must an order be entered  
   16.08.  Entry of orders  

   PART 17--SEPARATE DECISION ON QUESTION

   17.01.  Definition  
   17.02.  Order for decision  
   17.03.  Separate question  
   17.04.  Orders, directions on decision  
   17.05.  Disposal of proceeding  

   PART 18--REFERRAL OF MATTER TO OFFICER OF COURT

   18.01.  Court may refer matter  

   PART 19--CONTEMPT

   19.01.  Contempt in the face or hearing of Court  
   19.02.  Contempt other than in the face or hearing of Court  

   PART 20--REGISTRARS' POWERS

           Division 20.1--Delegation of powers to Registrars

   20.00A. Delegation of powers to Registrars  

           Division 20.2--Review of exercise of Registrars' powers

   20.01.  Time for application for review  
   20.02.  Application for review  
   20.03.  Procedure for review  

   PART 21--COSTS

           Division 21.1--Security for costs

   21.01.  Security for costs  

           Division 21.2--Orders for costs

   21.02.  Order for costs  
   21.03.  Determination of maximum costs  
   21.04.  Costs reserved  
   21.05.  Costs if proceedings transferred  
   21.07.  Order for costs against lawyer  
   21.08.  Interest on outstanding costs  

           Division 21.3--Costs and disbursements

   21.09.  Application  
   21.10.  Costs and disbursements  
   21.11.  Taxation of costs  
   21.12.  Expenses for attendance by witness  
   21.13.  Expenses for preparation of report by expert  
   21.14.  Solicitor as advocate  
   21.15.  Advocacy certificate  
   21.16.  Counsel as advocate  
            

CHAPTER 2--Family law and child support proceedings
            

   PART 22--GENERAL

   22.01.  Rate of interest  

   PART 22A--NOTICE OF RISK ETC.

           Division 1--Notice of risk

   22A.01. Definitions  
   22A.02. Notice of risk must be filed with application for parenting order  
   22A.03. Notice of risk filed by interested person  
   22A.04. Amendment of notice of risk  
   22A.05. Proceedings transferred from another court  
   22A.06. Content of notice of risk  
   22A.07. Notice of risk for the purposes of subsection 67Z(2) or 67ZBA(2) of the Family Law Act  

           Division 2--Family violence orders

   22A.08. Family violence orders  

   PART 23--FAMILY COUNSELLING AND FAMILY DISPUTE RESOLUTION

           Division 23.1--Family counselling, family dispute resolution and family reports

   23.01A. Family reports  
   23.01.  Report after family counselling or family dispute resolution  

           Division 23.2--Family dispute resolution

   23.02.  Referral for family dispute resolution  

   PART 24--FINANCIAL MATTERS

   24.01.  Application of Part  
   24.01A. Interpretation  
   24.02.  Financial statement  
   24.03.  Full and frank disclosure  
   24.04.  Production of documents (proceeding other than for maintenance only)  
   24.05.  Production of documents (proceedings for maintenance only)  
   24.06.  Amendment of financial statement  
   24.07.  Service of application or order for superannuation interest  

   PART 25--DIVORCE

           Division 25.1--Application

   25.01.  Application for divorce order  
   25.02.  Service of application  
   25.03.  Additional requirements for service by post  
   25.04.  Acknowledgment of service  
   25.05.  Affidavit of service  
   25.06.  Evidence of service  
   25.07.  Evidence of signature and identity of person served  

           Division 25.2--Response

   25.08.  Response  
   25.10.  Time for filing response  

           Division 25.3--Attendance at hearing

   25.11.  Attendance at hearing by electronic communication  
   25.12.  Failure to attend hearing  

           Division 25.4--Hearing in absence of parties

   25.13.  Seeking a hearing in absence of parties  
   25.14.  Hearing in absence of parties--joint application  
   25.15.  Request not to hear case in parties' absence  

           Division 25.5--Events affecting divorce order

   25.16.  Application for rescission of divorce order  
   25.17.  Discontinuance of application  
   25.18.  Death of party  

   PART 25A--CHILD SUPPORT AND CHILD MAINTENANCE

   25A.01. Application of Part 25A  
   25A.02. Commencing proceedings  
   25A.04. Child support agreements  
   25A.05. Appeals from the Tribunal or Child Support Registrar  
   25A.06. Time limits  
   25A.07. Service of application or notice of appeal  
   25A.08. Evidence to be provided  

   PART 25B--ENFORCEMENT

           Division 25B.1--Applications for contravention of orders

   25B.01. Application of Division 25B.1  
   25B.02. How to apply for an order  
   25B.03. Failure of respondent to attend  
   25B.04. Procedure at hearing  

           Division 25B.2--Enforcement of financial orders and obligations

              Subdivision 25B.2.1--General

   25B.05. Application  
   25B.06. Interpretation  
   25B.07. Enforceable obligations  
   25B.08. When an agreement may be enforced  
   25B.09. When a child support liability may be enforced  
   25B.10. Who may enforce an obligation  
   25B.11. Enforcing an obligation to pay money  
   25B.12. Affidavit to be filed for enforcement order  
   25B.13. General enforcement powers of Court  
   25B.14. Enforcement order  
   25B.15. Discharging, suspending or varying enforcement order  

              Subdivision 25B.2.2--Information for aiding enforcement

   25B.16. Processes for obtaining financial information  
   25B.17. Enforcement hearing  
   25B.18. Obligations of payer  
   25B.19. Subpoena of witness  
   25B.20. Failure concerning financial statement or enforcement hearing  

              Subdivision 25B.2.3--Enforcement warrants

   25B.21. Definitions  
   25B.22. Request for Enforcement Warrant  
   25B.23. Period during which Enforcement Warrant is in force  
   25B.24. Enforcement officer's responsibilities  
   25B.25. Directions for enforcement  
   25B.26. Effect of Enforcement Warrant  
   25B.27. Advertising before sale  
   25B.28. Sale of property at reasonable price  
   25B.29. Conditions of sale of property  
   25B.30. Result of sale of property under Enforcement Warrant  
   25B.31. Payee's responsibilities  
   25B.32. Orders for real property  
   25B.33. Notice of claim  
   25B.34. Payee to admit or dispute claim  
   25B.35. Admitting claim  
   25B.36. Denial or no response to claim  
   25B.37. Hearing of application  

              Subdivision 25B.2.4--Third Party Debt Notice

   25B.38. Application of Subdivision 25B.2.4  
   25B.39. Money deposited in a financial institution  
   25B.40. Request for Third Party Debt Notice  
   25B.41. Service of Third Party Debt Notice  
   25B.42. Effect of Third Party Debt Notice--general  
   25B.43. Employer's obligations  
   25B.44. Duration of Third Party Debt Notice  
   25B.45. Response to Third Party Debt Notice  
   25B.46. Discharge of Third Party Debt Notice  
   25B.47. Claim by affected person  
   25B.48. Cessation of employment  
   25B.49. Compliance with Third Party Debt Notice  

              Subdivision 25B.2.5--Sequestration of property

   25B.50. Application for sequestration of property  
   25B.51. Order for sequestration  
   25B.52. Order relating to sequestration  
   25B.53. Procedural orders for sequestration  

              Subdivision 25B.2.6--Receivership

   25B.54. Application for appointment of receiver  
   25B.55. Appointment and powers of receiver  
   25B.56. Security  
   25B.57. Accounts  
   25B.58. Objection to accounts  
   25B.59. Removal of receiver  
   25B.60. Compliance with orders and Rules  

              Subdivision 25B.2.7--Enforcement of obligations other than an obligation to pay money

   25B.61. Application for other enforcement orders  
   25B.62. Warrant for possession of real property  
   25B.63. Warrant for delivery  
   25B.64. Warrant for seizure and detention of property  

              Subdivision 25B.2.8--Other provisions about enforcement

   25B.65. Service of order  
   25B.66. Certificate for payments under maintenance order  
   25B.67. Enforcement by or against a non-party  
   25B.68. Powers of enforcement officer  

           Division 25B.3--Location and recovery orders

   25B.69. Application of Division 25B.3  
   25B.70. Application for order under Division 25B.3  
   25B.71. Service of recovery order  
   25B.72. Application for directions for execution of recovery order  

           Division 25B.4--Warrants for arrest

   25B.73. Application for warrant  
   25B.74. Execution of warrant  
   25B.75. Duration of warrant  
   25B.76. Procedure after arrest  
   25B.77. Application for release or setting aside warrant  
            

CHAPTER 3--Proceedings other than family law or child support
            

   PART 26--GENERAL

   26.01.  Rate of interest  

   PART 27--DISPUTE RESOLUTION

           Division 27.1--General

   27.01.  Proceeding referred to mediator or arbitrator  
   27.02.  Adjournment of proceeding  
   27.03.  Court may end mediation or arbitration  

           Division 27.2--Mediation

   27.04.  Nomination of mediator  
   27.05.  Mediation conference  
   27.06.  Mediator may end mediation  

           Division 27.3--Arbitration

   27.07.  Appointment of arbitrator  

   PART 28--CROSS-CLAIMS

   28.01.  Cross-claim against applicant  
   28.02.  Cross-claim after application  
   28.03.  Cross-claim against additional party  
   28.04.  Cross-claim to be included in response  
   28.05.  Response to cross-claim  
   28.06.  Conduct of cross-claim  
   28.07.  Exclusion of cross-claim  
   28.08.  Cross-claim after judgment etc  
   28.09.  Judgment for balance  
   28.10.  Stay of claim  
   28.11.  Cross-claim for contribution or indemnity  
   28.12.  Offer of contribution  

   PART 29--ENFORCEMENT

   29.01.  Definition for Part 29  
   29.02.  Application without notice for directions  
   29.03.  Condition precedent not fulfilled  
   29.04.  Application for stay of judgment or order  
   29.05.  Failure to comply with Court order  
   29.06.  Failure to attend Court in response to subpoena or order  
   29.07.  Endorsement on order  
   29.08.  Service of order  
   29.09.  Application where person fails to comply with order  
   29.10.  Substituted performance  
   29.11.  Execution generally  
   29.12.  Stay of execution  
            

CHAPTER 5--Human rights proceedings
            

   PART 41--PROCEEDINGS ALLEGING UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION

   41.01.  Application of Chapter  
   41.02.  Interpretation  
   41.02A. Form of application  
   41.03.  Copy of application to be given to Commission  
   41.04.  Form of response to application  
   41.05.  Appearance by special-purpose Commissioner  
            

CHAPTER 6--Judicial review proceedings and administrative appeals
            

   PART 42--JUDICIAL REVIEW

   42.01.  Application of Part  
   42.02.  Application for order of review  
   42.03.  Application for extension of time  
   42.04.  Documents to be filed and served  
   42.05.  Service  
   42.06.  Notice of objection to competency  

   PART 43--ADMINISTRATIVE APPEALS TRIBUNAL

   43.01.  Definitions for Part 43  
   43.02.  Application of Part  
   43.03.  Form of application for stay of Tribunal decision  
   43.04.  Notice of cross-appeal  
   43.05.  Notice of contention  
   43.06.  Directions  
   43.07.  Preparation of appeal papers  

   PART 44--PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE MIGRATION ACT 1958

           Division 44.1--Preliminary

   44.01.  Definitions for Part 44  
   44.02.  Application of Part 44  
   44.03.  Application of Chapters 1 and 3  

           Division 44.2--Matters commenced in the Court

   44.04.  Application of Division 44.2  
   44.05.  Application for order to show cause  
   44.06.  Response to application  

           Division 44.3--Matters remitted by the High Court

   44.07.  Application of Division 44.3  
   44.08.  Filing of order of remittal  
   44.09.  Service of notice and order  

           Division 44.4--General

   44.10.  Stay of proceedings  
   44.11.  First court date  
   44.12.  Show cause hearing  
   44.13.  Relief and grounds  
   44.14.  Writs  
   44.15.  Costs  
            

CHAPTER 7--Fair Work Division
            

   PART 45--PROCEEDINGS IN THE FAIR WORK DIVISION

           Division 45.1--General

   45.01.  Definitions for Part 45  
   45.02.  Expressions used in the Workplace Relations Act and the Fair Work Act  
   45.03.  Application of Part 45  

           Division 45.2--Unlawful termination of employment (Workplace Relations Act)

   45.04.  Application in relation to alleged unlawful termination of employment (Workplace Relations Act)  
   45.05.  Application in relation to other alleged contraventions of the Workplace Relations Act  

           Division 45.3--Contraventions of the Fair Work Act

   45.06.  Application in relation to dismissal from employment in contravention of a general protection (Fair Work Act, s 539(2), table, item 11)  
   45.07.  Application in relation to alleged unlawful termination of employment (Fair Work Act, s 539(2), table, item 35)  
   45.08.  Application in relation to other alleged contraventions of Fair Work Act general protections  
   45.09.  Application in relation to other alleged contraventions of the Fair Work Act  

           Division 45.4--Small claims

   45.10.  Definitions for Division 45.4  
   45.11.  Small claims procedure  
   45.12.  Starting proceedings  
   45.13.  Lawyers--Fair Work Act small claims proceeding  
   45.13A. Representation for corporations--Fair Work Act small claims proceeding  

           Division 45.4A--Dispute Resolution--Fair Work Act proceedings

   45.13B. Mediation--Fair Work Act proceedings  
            

CHAPTER 8--Proceedings under National Consumer Credit Protection Act
            

   PART 46--SMALL CLAIMS APPLICATION UNDER NATIONAL CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION ACT

   46.1.   Definitions  
   46.2.   Small claims proceeding--National Consumer Credit Protection Act  
   46.3.   Starting a small claims proceeding  
   46.4.   Lawyers--National Consumer Credit Protection Act small claims proceeding  
   46.5.   Representation for corporations--National Consumer Credit Protection Act small claims proceeding  
           SCHEDULE 1 Costs
           SCHEDULE 3 Family Law Rules and Federal Court Rules applied


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