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MAGISTRATES COURT ACT 1991


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1--Preliminary

   1.      Short title
   3.      Interpretation

   PART 2--Magistrates Court of South Australia

           Division 1--Establishment of Court

   4.      Establishment of Court
   5.      Court of record
   6.      Seal

           Division 2--Structure and constitution of Court

              Subdivision 1--Divisions and constitution of Court

   7.      Divisions of Court
   7A.     Constitution of Court

              Subdivision 2--Provisions relating to Judicial Registrars

   7AB.    Appointment and conditions of Judicial Registrars
   7AC.    Judicial Registrar ceasing to hold office and suspension

              Subdivision 3--Assessors

   7B.     Assessors

           Division 3--Jurisdiction of Court

   8.      Civil jurisdiction
   9.      Criminal jurisdiction
   9A.     Petty Sessions Division
   10.     Statutory jurisdiction
   10A.    Minor civil actions
   10AB.   Certain civil actions may be taken to be minor civil actions
   10B.    Power to continue hearing as another Division

   PART 3--Administration of Court

           Division 1--Chief Magistrate

   11.     Chief Magistrate

           Division 2--The Court's administrative and ancillary staff

   12.     Administrative and ancillary staff
   13.     Principal Registrar
   14.     Responsibilities of non-judicial staff
   14A.    Sitting or acting outside State

           Division 3--Sittings and distribution of business

   15.     Exercise of procedural and administrative powers of Court
   16.     Time and place of sittings
   17.     Adjournment from time to time and place to place
   18.     Sittings in open court
   19.     Transfer of proceedings between courts

   PART 4--Evidentiary powers

   20.     Power to require attendance of witnesses and production of evidentiary material
   21.     Power of Court to compel the giving of evidence
   22.     Entry and inspection of property
   23.     Production of persons held in custody
   24.     Issue of evidentiary summonses

   PART 5--Special provisions as to Court's civil jurisdiction

           Division 1--General

   25.     Interim injunctions etc
   26.     Restraining orders
   27.     Mediation and conciliation
   28.     Trial of issues by arbitrator
   29.     Expert reports
   30.     Law and equity
   31.     Alternative forms of relief
   32.     Declaratory judgments
   33.     Interim awards of damages
   33A.    Consent orders for structured settlements
   34.     Pre-judgment interest
   35.     Interest on judgment debts
   36.     Payment to child
   37.     Costs

           Division 2--Minor civil actions

   38.     Minor civil actions
   39.     Determination in minor civil action creates no issue estoppel

   PART 6--Appeals and reservation of questions of law

           Division 1--Appeals from Civil Division of Court

   40.     Right of appeal
   41.     Reservation of questions of law

           Division 2--Appeals from Criminal Division of Court

   42.     Appeals
   43.     Reservation of question of law
   43A.    Second or subsequent appeals

   PART 7--Miscellaneous

   44.     Immunities
   45.     Contempt in face of Court
   46.     Punishment of contempts
   47.     Custody of litigant's funds and securities
   48.     Miscellaneous provisions relating to legal process
   48A.    Service
   48B.    Certain trials of sexual offences to be given priority
   49.     Rules of Court
   50.     Court fees
   51.     Accessibility to Court records
           Legislative history

           Appendix--Divisional penalties and expiation fees
           The Parliament of South Australia enacts as
           follows:


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