Commencement of certain legislation
The Bail Amendment Act 2007 will commence on 14 December 2007.ï¿½The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Amendment Act 2007 and the Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Amendment (Authorised Officerâs Name) Regulation 2007 will commence on 17 December 2007.ï¿½ More information>
Courts Legislation Amendment Act
The following provisions of theï¿½Courts Legislation Amendment Act 2007 willï¿½commence on 14 December 2007:
>> Schedule 1 â Administrative Decisions Tribunal Act 1997 â which allows a document signed by the parties to be admitted as evidence of an agreement or arrangement reached during a mediation session and deals with the making of practice notes.
>> Schedule 2 â Civil Procedure Act 2005 - Items 3 and 4 â which amends s76 dealing with the settlement of proceedings commenced by or on behalf of, or against, person under legal incapacity.
>> Schedule 4 â Coroners Act 1980 â which allows the state coroner to provide assistance to, and request assistance from, a coroner in another state or territory
>> Schedule 5 â District Court Act 1973 â which enables the registrar of a Local Court to exercise the functions of a registrar of the District Court (and to make similar provision with respect to the deputy registrars and officers)
>> Schedule 7 â Local Courts Act 1982 â Items 1 to 3 and 5 â which enables a registrar of the District Court to exercise the functions of the registrar of a Local Court (and to make similar provision with respect to assistant registrars and officers).
>> Schedule 8 â Supreme Court Act 1970 â which deals with the appointment of an acting chief justice and enables the registrar of the Court of Criminal Appeal to exercise the powers of a registrar of the Supreme Court (and to make similar provision with respect to the officers).ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ The following provisions will commence on 28 January 2008:
>> Schedule 2 â Civil Procedure Act 2005 - Items 1, 2, 5 to 14 â which deals with the membership of the Uniform Rules Committee and the transfer of civil proceedings from the Supreme Court to the Land and Environment Court
>> Schedule 6 â Land and Environment Court Act 1979ï¿½ which facilitates the Land and Environment Court adopting the civil procedure regime.
>> Schedule 9 â consequential amendments to the Community Land Management Act 1989 and the Legal Profession Regulation 2005 as a result of the Land and Environment Court being brought into the civil procedure regime.
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