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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - NOTES

- made under the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976

Select Legislative Instrument No. 134, 2011

Compilation No. 7

Compilation date:                              2 May 2019

Includes amendments up to:            F2019L00665

Registered:                                         21 May 2019

 

About this compilation

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Federal Court Rules 2011 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 2 May 2019 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law. Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Legislation Register (www.legislation.gov.au). The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes. For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Editorial changes

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Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law. Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified. For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.

Self-repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.

  

  

  


Contents

Chapter 1--Introductory provisions                                                          1

Part 1--Preliminary                                                                                                              1

Division 1.1--Scope                                                                                                        1

1.01....................... Name of Rules.................................................................... 1

1.04....................... Application......................................................................... 1

Division 1.2--Application about procedures                                                    2

1.21....................... Application for orders about procedures............................. 2

Division 1.3--General powers of the Court                                                      3

1.31....................... Orders to have regard to nature and complexity of proceeding                3

1.32....................... Court may make any order it considers appropriate in the interests of justice          3

1.33....................... Orders may be subject to conditions................................... 3

1.34....................... Dispensing with compliance with Rules............................. 3

1.35....................... Orders inconsistent with Rules........................................... 3

1.36....................... Orders other than in open court.......................................... 3

1.37....................... Directions to Registrars...................................................... 3

1.38....................... Fixing of time by Court...................................................... 3

1.39....................... Extension and shortening of time........................................ 4

1.40....................... Exercise of Court's power.................................................. 4

1.41....................... Other orders that may be made........................................... 4

1.42....................... Orders may include consequences of non-compliance........ 4

Division 1.4--Interpretation                                                                                      5

1.51....................... Definitions--the Dictionary................................................ 5

1.52....................... References to Forms........................................................... 5

Division 1.5--Time                                                                                                          6

1.61....................... Calculation of time.............................................................. 6

Part 2--Registry and documents                                                                                   7

Division 2.1--Registry                                                                                                  7

2.01....................... Use of seal and stamps of Court......................................... 7

2.02....................... Transfer of proceeding to another place.............................. 7

Division 2.2--Documents                                                                                             8

2.11....................... General provisions about documents.................................. 8

2.12....................... Compliance with approved forms....................................... 8

2.13....................... Titles of documents............................................................. 8

2.14....................... Subsequent documents to be endorsed with Court number 8

2.15....................... Signature............................................................................. 9

2.16....................... Details at foot of each document......................................... 9

Division 2.3--Lodging and filing documents                                                   10

2.21....................... How documents may be lodged with the Court................ 10

2.22....................... Faxing a document............................................................ 10

2.23....................... Sending a document by electronic communication............ 11

2.24....................... Documents sent by electronic communication.................. 11

2.25....................... When is a document filed.................................................. 11

2.26....................... Refusal to accept document for filing--abuse of process or frivolous or vexatious documents.......................................................................................... 12

2.27....................... When documents will not be accepted in a Registry......... 12

2.28....................... Documents accepted for filing--removal from Court file and storage     13

2.29....................... Documents on a Court file--removal, redaction and storage 13

Division 2.4--Custody and inspection of documents                                  15

2.31....................... Custody of documents...................................................... 15

2.32....................... Inspection of documents................................................... 15

Division 2.5--Administration of money paid into Court and payment out           17

2.41....................... Establishment of Litigants' Fund...................................... 17

2.42....................... Dealing with money paid into Court................................. 17

2.43....................... Payment out of Litigants' Fund........................................ 17

Part 3--Registrars                                                                                                                18

Division 3.1--Powers of Registrars                                                                     18

3.01....................... Powers of the Court that may be exercised by a Registrar 18

3.02....................... Authority to administer oaths and affirmations................. 19

3.03....................... Orders other than in open court........................................ 19

3.04....................... Application for orders in relation to Registrars................. 19

3.05....................... Application to a Registrar for an application to be determined by the Court             19

Division 3.2--Reviewing a Registrar's exercise of power                      20

3.11....................... Application for review of a Registrar's exercise of power 20

Part 4--Lawyers                                                                                                                    21

Division 4.1--General                                                                                                 21

4.01....................... Proceeding by lawyer or in person................................... 21

4.02....................... Power to act by lawyer..................................................... 21

4.03....................... Appointment of a lawyer--notice of acting...................... 21

4.04....................... Termination of retainer by party........................................ 21

4.05....................... Termination of retainer by lawyer..................................... 21

Division 4.2--Court referral for legal assistance                                        23

4.11....................... Definitions for Division 4.2.............................................. 23

4.12....................... Referral for legal assistance.............................................. 23

4.13....................... A party has no right to apply for a referral........................ 23

4.14....................... Acceptance of referral certificate and provision of legal assistance          23

4.15....................... Ceasing to provide legal assistance................................... 23

4.16....................... Application for Registrar's permission to cease providing legal assistance              24

4.17....................... Cessation of referral certificate.......................................... 24

4.18....................... Disbursements.................................................................. 25

4.19....................... Professional fees............................................................... 25

Part 5--Court supervision of proceedings                                                            26

Division 5.1--Return date and directions                                                         26

5.01....................... Parties to attend Court on return date................................ 26

5.02....................... Parties to file notice of address for service before return date  26

5.03....................... Respondent's genuine steps statement.............................. 26

5.04....................... Making directions............................................................. 26

5.05....................... Adjournment of directions hearing................................... 28

5.06....................... Application for directions--cross-claims.......................... 28

5.07....................... Interlocutory orders.......................................................... 28

5.08....................... Hearing and determination of matter at directions hearing 28

Division 5.2--Orders on default                                                                            30

5.21....................... Self-executing orders........................................................ 30

5.22....................... When a party is in default................................................. 30

5.23....................... Orders on default.............................................................. 30

5.24....................... Contempt.......................................................................... 31

Part 6--Court supervision of parties and other persons                              32

Division 6.1--Vexatious proceedings                                                                  32

6.01....................... Scandalous, vexatious or oppressive matter...................... 32

6.02....................... Certificate of vexatious proceedings order........................ 32

6.03....................... Application for leave to institute proceedings................... 32

Division 6.2--Use of communication and recording devices in Court 33

6.11....................... Use of communication device or recording device in place where hearing taking place.......................................................................................... 33

6.12....................... Contempt.......................................................................... 33

Chapter 2--Original jurisdiction--proceedings generally 34

Part 7--Orders before start of a proceeding                                                       34

Division 7.1--Injunctions, preservation of property and receivers   34

7.01....................... Order before start of proceeding....................................... 34

Division 7.2--Approval of agreement for person under a legal incapacity         35

7.11....................... Compromise or settlement of matter before proceeding.... 35

Division 7.3--Preliminary discovery                                                                  36

7.21....................... Definitions for Division 7.3.............................................. 36

7.22....................... Order for discovery to ascertain description of respondent 36

7.23....................... Discovery from prospective respondent........................... 37

7.24....................... Procedure for applications under this Division................. 37

7.25....................... List of documents............................................................. 37

7.26....................... Privilege............................................................................ 37

7.27....................... Inspection of documents................................................... 38

7.28....................... Copying of documents produced for inspection............... 38

7.29....................... Costs................................................................................. 38

Division 7.4--Freezing orders                                                                                39

7.31....................... Definitions for Division 7.4.............................................. 39

7.32....................... Freezing order................................................................... 39

7.33....................... Ancillary order.................................................................. 39

7.34....................... Order may be against person not a party to proceeding.... 39

7.35....................... Order against judgment debtor or prospective judgment debtor or third party         40

7.36....................... Jurisdiction....................................................................... 41

7.37....................... Service outside Australia of application for freezing order or ancillary order           41

7.38....................... Costs................................................................................. 41

Division 7.5--Search orders                                                                                    42

7.41....................... Definitions for Division 7.5.............................................. 42

7.42....................... Search order...................................................................... 42

7.43....................... Requirements for grant of search order............................. 42

7.44....................... Jurisdiction....................................................................... 42

7.45....................... Terms of search order....................................................... 43

7.46....................... Independent lawyers......................................................... 43

7.47....................... Costs................................................................................. 43

Part 8--Starting proceedings                                                                                         44

Division 8.1--Originating applications                                                              44

8.01....................... Starting proceeding--application...................................... 44

8.02....................... Applicant's genuine steps statement................................. 44

8.03....................... Application to state relief claimed..................................... 44

8.04....................... Application starting migration litigation to include certificate 45

8.05....................... Accompanying document for originating application........ 45

8.06....................... Service of originating documents...................................... 46

8.07....................... Changing return date......................................................... 46

Division 8.2--Notice of constitutional matter                                                48

8.11....................... Notice of constitutional matter.......................................... 48

8.12....................... Service of notice............................................................... 48

Division 8.3--Amendments to an originating application                        49

8.21....................... Amendment generally....................................................... 49

8.22....................... Date on which amendment takes effect............................. 49

8.23....................... Procedure for making amendment.................................... 50

8.24....................... Time for amending an originating application under Court order             50

8.25....................... Service of amended originating application....................... 50

Part 9--Parties and proceedings                                                                                 51

Division 9.1--Parties, interveners and causes of action                           51

9.01....................... Multiple causes of action.................................................. 51

9.02....................... Joinder of parties--general............................................... 51

9.03....................... Joinder of applicants with joint entitlement....................... 51

9.04....................... Joinder of persons with common liability......................... 51

9.05....................... Joinder of parties by Court order...................................... 51

9.06....................... Application for separate trials--inconvenient joinder of causes of action or parties 52

9.07....................... Errors in joinder of parties................................................ 52

9.08....................... Removal of parties by Court order.................................... 52

9.09....................... Death, bankruptcy or transmission of interest................... 52

9.10....................... No joinder or substitution after death of party.................. 53

9.11....................... Substitution of party......................................................... 53

9.12....................... Interveners........................................................................ 53

Division 9.2--Representative proceedings                                                       54

9.21....................... Representative party--general.......................................... 54

9.22....................... Enforcement of order for or against representative party.. 54

9.23....................... Representative party--beneficiaries.................................. 54

9.24....................... Deceased persons............................................................. 54

9.25....................... Conduct of proceeding by particular party........................ 55

Division 9.3--Grouped proceedings under Part IVA of the Act          56

9.31....................... Interpretation for Division 9.3.......................................... 56

9.32....................... Starting a representative proceeding.................................. 56

9.33....................... Person may give consent to be a group member............... 56

9.34....................... Opt out notices.................................................................. 56

9.35....................... Application for order relating to the procedure to be followed in a representative proceeding.......................................................................................... 56

Division 9.4--Partnerships                                                                                       57

9.41....................... Proceeding by or against partners in partnership name..... 57

9.42....................... Disclosure of partners' names.......................................... 57

9.43....................... Proceeding between members of partnerships.................. 57

9.44....................... Denial by person served as partner................................... 58

9.45....................... Defence to be in partnership name.................................... 58

9.46....................... Entry of order................................................................... 58

Division 9.5--Business name proceedings                                                        59

9.51....................... Proceeding against a person who carries on a business under a business name       59

9.52....................... Proceeding against a business name................................. 59

9.53....................... Proceeding under this Division or Division 9.4................ 59

9.54....................... Amendment of parties....................................................... 60

9.55....................... Variation of order............................................................. 60

9.56....................... Order for discovery--proceeding brought against a person in the person's business name.......................................................................................... 60

Division 9.6--Persons under a legal incapacity                                            62

9.61....................... Proceeding by or against person under a legal incapacity. 62

9.62....................... Persons who may be a litigation representative................. 62

9.63....................... Appointment of litigation representative by the Court....... 62

9.64....................... Consent to be filed............................................................ 63

9.65....................... Removal of litigation representative by the Court............. 63

9.66....................... Conduct of proceeding...................................................... 63

9.67....................... No deemed admissions..................................................... 63

9.68....................... Discovery and interrogatories........................................... 64

9.69....................... Payment into Court........................................................... 64

9.70....................... Compromise or settlement of matter in proceeding........... 64

9.71....................... Application by litigation representative for approval of agreement           64

Part 10--Service                                                                                                                    65

Division 10.1--Personal service                                                                            65

10.01..................... Service on individual........................................................ 65

10.02..................... Service on corporation...................................................... 65

10.03..................... Service on unincorporated association.............................. 65

10.04..................... Service on organisation..................................................... 65

10.05..................... Service on partnership...................................................... 65

10.06..................... Service in a proceeding brought against a person in the person's business name    66

10.07..................... Service in a proceeding under the Patents Act 1990.......... 66

10.08..................... Service in a proceeding under the Trade Marks Act 1995 66

10.09..................... Service on person under a legal incapacity........................ 67

10.10..................... Personal service on a person under a legal incapacity....... 67

10.11..................... Deemed service of originating application........................ 68

10.12..................... Refusal to accept document served personally.................. 68

Division 10.2--Service other than by personal service                             69

10.21..................... Identity of person served.................................................. 69

10.22..................... Acceptance of service by lawyer....................................... 69

10.23..................... Deemed service................................................................. 69

10.24..................... Substituted service............................................................ 69

10.25..................... Service by filing................................................................ 70

10.26..................... Service by Court............................................................... 70

10.27..................... Service of interlocutory injunction.................................... 70

10.28..................... Service under agreement................................................... 70

Division 10.3--Ordinary service                                                                           71

10.31..................... Ordinary service............................................................... 71

10.32..................... Time of service................................................................. 71

Division 10.4--Service outside Australia                                                          72

10.41..................... Definitions for Division 10.4............................................ 72

10.42..................... When originating application may be served outside Australia                72

10.43..................... Application for leave to serve originating application outside Australia   74

10.44..................... Service of other documents............................................... 75

10.45..................... Application of other rules................................................. 75

10.46..................... Method of service............................................................. 76

10.47..................... Proof of service................................................................ 76

10.48..................... Deemed service................................................................. 76

10.49..................... Substituted service............................................................ 76

Division 10.5--Service through diplomatic channel or by transmission to foreign government                                                                                             78

10.51..................... Documents to be lodged with the Court............................ 78

10.52..................... Order for payment of expenses......................................... 78

Division 10.6--Service under Hague Convention                                        79

10.61..................... Definitions for Division 10.6............................................ 79

10.62..................... Provisions of this Division to prevail............................... 80

10.63..................... Service abroad of local judicial documents--application of rules 10.64 to 10.68     80

10.64..................... Application for request for service abroad........................ 81

10.65..................... How application to be dealt with....................................... 82

10.66..................... Procedure on receipt of certificate of service..................... 82

10.67..................... Payment of costs............................................................... 83

10.68..................... Evidence of service........................................................... 83

10.69..................... Default judgment following service abroad of initiating process--application of rules 10.70 to 10.72............................................................................. 84

10.70..................... Restriction on power to enter default judgment if certificate of service filed            84

10.71..................... Restriction on power to enter default judgment if certificate of service not filed      84

10.72..................... Setting aside judgment in default of appearance................ 85

10.73..................... Local service of foreign judicial documents - application of rules 10.74 to 10.76   85

10.74..................... Certain documents to be referred to Attorney-General's Department       86

10.75..................... Service.............................................................................. 86

10.76..................... Affidavit as to service....................................................... 87

Part 11--Address for service                                                                                         88

11.01..................... Address for service--general........................................... 88

11.02..................... Address for service--corporations................................... 88

11.03..................... Address for service--proceeding against person in person's business name          88

11.04..................... Address for service--partnership..................................... 88

11.05..................... Receivers.......................................................................... 89

11.06..................... When must notice of address for service be filed.............. 89

11.07..................... How to file notice of address for service.......................... 89

11.08..................... Service of notice of address for service............................ 89

11.09..................... Change of address for service........................................... 89

Part 12--Submitting notices                                                                                           90

12.01..................... Submitting notice.............................................................. 90

Part 13--Jurisdiction--setting aside originating application                     91

13.01..................... Setting aside originating application etc............................ 91

Part 14--Interlocutory orders for preservation of rights and property   92

Division 14.1--Inspection of property                                                               92

14.01..................... Order for inspection etc of property.................................. 92

14.02..................... Service of application........................................................ 92

14.03..................... View by Court.................................................................. 92

Division 14.2--Preservation etc of property                                                  93

14.11..................... Preservation of property................................................... 93

14.12..................... Disposal of personal property........................................... 93

14.13..................... Interim distribution of property or income from property. 93

14.14..................... Payment before determination of all interested persons.... 93

Division 14.3--Receivers                                                                                           94

14.21..................... Application to appoint receiver......................................... 94

14.22..................... Guarantee.......................................................................... 94

14.23..................... Powers.............................................................................. 94

14.24..................... Remuneration.................................................................... 94

14.25..................... Accounts........................................................................... 94

14.26..................... Default.............................................................................. 94

14.27..................... Death of receiver............................................................... 95

Part 15--Cross-claims and third party claims                                                    96

Division 15.1--Making cross-claim                                                                     96

15.01..................... Cross-claim by respondent............................................... 96

15.02..................... Starting cross-claim.......................................................... 96

15.03..................... Title of cross-claim and subsequent documents................ 96

15.04..................... Time for bringing cross-claim........................................... 96

15.05..................... Application for extension of time to file cross-claim......... 96

15.06..................... Cross-claim to be accompanied by statement of cross-claim or affidavit 97

15.07..................... Cross-claim to state relief claimed.................................... 97

15.08..................... Service of notice of cross-claim on cross-respondent....... 98

15.09..................... Service of pleadings and documents................................. 98

15.10..................... Conduct of proceeding after cross-claim is filed............... 98

15.11..................... Separate proceeding in relation to cross-claim.................. 98

15.12..................... Cross-claim for contribution or indemnity........................ 99

15.13..................... Hearings in relation to cross-claims.................................. 99

15.14..................... Co-cross-respondents....................................................... 99

Division 15.2--Amendment of cross-claim                                                    100

15.15..................... Amendment generally..................................................... 100

15.16..................... Date on which amendment takes effect........................... 100

15.17..................... Procedure for making amendment.................................. 100

15.18..................... Time for amending notice of cross-claim under Court order 101

15.19..................... Service of amended cross-claim...................................... 101

Part 16--Pleadings                                                                                                             102

Division 16.1--General                                                                                            102

16.01A.................. Application of Division 16.1.......................................... 102

16.01..................... Pleading to include name of person who prepared it....... 102

16.02..................... Content of pleadings--general........................................ 102

16.03..................... Pleading of facts............................................................. 103

16.04..................... References to documents or spoken words..................... 103

16.05..................... Conditions precedent...................................................... 103

16.06..................... Inconsistent allegations or claims.................................... 103

16.07..................... Admissions, denials and deemed admissions................. 103

16.08..................... Matters that must be expressly pleaded........................... 104

16.09..................... Defence of tender before start of proceeding.................. 104

16.10..................... Defence claiming set-off................................................. 104

16.11..................... Joinder of issue............................................................... 104

16.12..................... Close of pleadings.......................................................... 104

16.13..................... Alternative accompanying documents............................. 105

Division 16.2--Striking out pleadings                                                               106

16.21..................... Application to strike out pleadings.................................. 106

Division 16.3--Progress of pleadings                                                               107

16.31..................... Application of Division 16.3.......................................... 107

16.32..................... Defence to application..................................................... 107

16.33..................... Reply.............................................................................. 107

Division 16.4--Particulars                                                                                      108

16.41A.................. Application of Division 16.4.......................................... 108

16.41..................... General........................................................................... 108

16.42..................... Fraud, misrepresentation etc........................................... 108

16.43..................... Conditions of mind......................................................... 108

16.44..................... Damages and exemplary damages.................................. 109

16.45..................... Application for order for particulars............................... 109

Division 16.5--Amendment of pleadings                                                         110

16.51..................... Amendment without needing the leave of the Court....... 110

16.52..................... Disallowance of amendment of pleading........................ 110

16.53..................... Application for leave to amend....................................... 110

16.54..................... Date on which amendment takes effect........................... 110

16.55..................... Consequential amendment of defence............................. 110

16.56..................... Consequential amendment of reply................................. 111

16.57..................... Implied joinder of issue after amendment....................... 111

16.58..................... Time for amending pleading under Court order.............. 111

16.59..................... Procedure for making amendment to pleading................ 112

16.60..................... Service of amendment..................................................... 112

Part 17--Interlocutory applications                                                                        113

17.01..................... Interlocutory application................................................. 113

17.02..................... Reliance on correspondence or undisputed documents... 113

17.03..................... Service on others............................................................ 113

17.04..................... Hearing and determination of interlocutory application--absence of party              114

Part 18--Interpleader proceedings                                                                          115

Division 18.1--Stakeholder's interpleader                                                    115

18.01..................... Application for relief by way of interpleader.................. 115

18.02..................... How application to be made............................................ 115

18.03..................... Orders that may be sought.............................................. 115

18.04..................... Default by claimant......................................................... 116

18.05..................... Neutrality of stakeholder................................................. 116

18.06..................... Order in several proceedings.......................................... 116

Division 18.2--Sheriff's interpleader                                                                117

18.11..................... Notice of claim................................................................ 117

18.12..................... Notice of claim to be served on execution creditor.......... 117

18.13..................... Admission of claim by execution creditor....................... 117

18.14..................... Application by Sheriff for interpleader........................... 118

Part 19--Security for costs                                                                                            119

19.01..................... Application for an order for security for costs................ 119

Part 20--Discovery and inspection of documents                                           120

Division 20.1--General                                                                                            120

20.01..................... Withholding documents on public interest grounds........ 120

20.02..................... Privilege.......................................................................... 120

20.03..................... Undertakings or orders applying to documents.............. 120

Division 20.2--Discovery                                                                                        121

20.11..................... Discovery must be for the just resolution of the proceeding 121

20.12..................... No discovery without court order................................... 121

20.13..................... Application for discovery............................................... 121

20.14..................... Standard discovery......................................................... 122

20.15..................... Non-standard and more extensive discovery.................. 122

20.16..................... Giving discovery............................................................ 123

20.17..................... List of documents........................................................... 123

20.18..................... Copies of documents...................................................... 123

20.19..................... Claim of privilege........................................................... 124

20.20..................... Supplementary discovery................................................ 124

20.21..................... Order for particular discovery......................................... 124

20.22..................... Deponent for affidavit for discovery............................... 124

20.23..................... Discovery from non-party.............................................. 125

20.24..................... Non-party's obligation.................................................... 125

20.25..................... Non-party's costs and expenses..................................... 125

Division 20.3--Production for inspection                                                       127

20.31..................... Notice to produce document in pleading or affidavit....... 127

20.32..................... Order for production from party..................................... 127

20.33..................... Order for production from non-party.............................. 127

20.34..................... Copying of documents produced for inspection............. 127

20.35..................... Production to Court........................................................ 128

Part 21--Interrogatories                                                                                                 129

21.01..................... Order for interrogatories................................................. 129

21.02..................... When application may be made....................................... 129

21.03..................... Answers to interrogatories.............................................. 129

21.04..................... Affidavit verifying written answers to interrogatories.... 129

21.05..................... Orders dealing with insufficient answers........................ 130

21.06..................... Answers tendered as evidence........................................ 130

21.07..................... Public interest................................................................. 131

Part 22--Admissions                                                                                                         132

22.01..................... Notice to admit facts or documents................................. 132

22.02..................... Notice disputing facts or documents............................... 132

22.03..................... Disputing party to pay costs if document is proved etc... 132

22.04..................... Facts or documents taken to be admitted if not disputed. 132

22.05..................... Deemed admission.......................................................... 132

22.06..................... Withdrawal of admissions.............................................. 132

22.07..................... Judgment on admissions................................................. 133

Part 23--Experts                                                                                                                 134

Division 23.1--Court experts                                                                                134

23.01..................... Appointment of Court expert.......................................... 134

23.02..................... Court expert's report....................................................... 134

23.03..................... Court expert's report--use at trial................................... 134

23.04..................... Other expert's reports on the question............................ 135

Division 23.2--Parties' expert witnesses and expert reports              136

23.11..................... Calling expert evidence at trial........................................ 136

23.12..................... Provision of guidelines to an expert................................ 136

23.13..................... Contents of an expert report............................................ 136

23.14..................... Application for expert report........................................... 136

23.15..................... Evidence of experts......................................................... 137

Part 24--Subpoenas                                                                                                          138

Division 24.1--Leave to issue subpoena                                                          138

24.01..................... Leave to issue subpoena................................................. 138

Division 24.2--Subpoenas to give evidence and to produce documents                 139

24.11..................... Definitions for Division 24.2.......................................... 139

24.12..................... Issuing of subpoena........................................................ 139

24.13..................... Form of subpoena........................................................... 140

24.14..................... Change of date for attendance or production................... 140

24.15..................... Setting aside or other relief............................................. 141

24.16..................... Service............................................................................ 141

24.17..................... Compliance with subpoena............................................. 141

24.18..................... Production otherwise than on attendance........................ 142

24.19..................... Removal, return, inspection, copying and disposal of documents and things           142

24.20..................... Inspection of, and dealing with, documents and things produced otherwise than on attendance....................................................................... 142

24.21..................... Return of documents and things produced...................... 143

24.22..................... Costs and expenses of compliance.................................. 144

24.23..................... Failure to comply with subpoena--contempt of court.... 144

24.24..................... Documents and things in custody of Court..................... 144

Part 25--Offers to settle                                                                                                  146

25.01..................... Offer to compromise....................................................... 146

25.02..................... Notice to be signed......................................................... 146

25.03..................... Offer to compromise--content....................................... 146

25.04..................... Offer to be paid within 28 days...................................... 146

25.05..................... Timing of offer............................................................... 146

25.06..................... No communication to Court of offer............................... 146

25.07..................... Withdrawal of offer........................................................ 147

25.08..................... Acceptance of offer......................................................... 147

25.09..................... Withdrawal of acceptance............................................... 147

25.10..................... Failure to comply with offer........................................... 147

25.11..................... Multiple respondents...................................................... 148

25.12..................... Taxation of costs where offer accepted........................... 148

25.13..................... Contributor parties.......................................................... 148

25.14..................... Costs where offer not accepted....................................... 148

Part 26--Ending proceedings early                                                                         150

Division 26.1--Summary judgment and stay of proceedings               150

26.01..................... Summary judgment......................................................... 150

Division 26.2--Withdrawal and discontinuance                                         151

26.11..................... Withdrawal of defence etc............................................... 151

26.12..................... Discontinuance............................................................... 151

26.13..................... Service of notice............................................................. 152

26.14..................... Effect of discontinuance.................................................. 152

26.15..................... Stay of proceeding until costs paid................................. 152

Part 27--Transfer of proceedings                                                                            153

Division 27.1--Family Court of Australia                                                     153

27.01..................... Transfer to Family Court of Australia............................. 153

Division 27.2--Federal Circuit Court of Australia                                   154

27.11..................... Transfer to Federal Circuit Court of Australia................ 154

27.12..................... Factors to be taken into account...................................... 154

27.13..................... Transfer from Federal Circuit Court of Australia............ 154

Division 27.3--Cross-vesting                                                                                156

27.21..................... Transfer of proceeding from the Court........................... 156

27.22..................... Application by Attorney-General for transfer of proceeding from the Court           156

27.23..................... Transfer of proceeding to the Court................................ 156

Part 28--Alternative dispute resolution                                                                157

Division 28.1--General                                                                                            157

28.01..................... General........................................................................... 157

28.02..................... Orders that may be sought.............................................. 157

28.03..................... Arbitration, mediation and ADR process........................ 157

28.04..................... Court may terminate mediation or ADR process............ 157

28.05..................... Parties may refer proceeding to mediation, arbitration or ADR process   158

Division 28.2--Arbitration                                                                                     159

28.11..................... Appointment of arbitrator............................................... 159

28.12..................... Applications by interlocutory application........................ 159

28.13..................... Applications for registration........................................... 159

28.14..................... Applications for order in terms of an award................... 160

Division 28.3--Mediation                                                                                        161

28.21..................... Nomination of mediator.................................................. 161

28.22..................... Conduct of mediation...................................................... 161

28.23..................... Report if only part of proceeding to be mediated............ 161

28.24..................... Termination of mediation--mediator initiated................. 161

28.25..................... Agreement at mediation.................................................. 161

Division 28.4--ADR process                                                                                 162

28.31..................... Nomination of person to conduct ADR process............. 162

28.32..................... Conduct of ADR process............................................... 162

28.33..................... Report if only part of proceeding to be subject of ADR process              162

28.34..................... Termination of ADR process.......................................... 162

28.35..................... Agreement at ADR process............................................ 162

Division 28.5--International arbitration                                                        163

28.41..................... Definitions for Division 28.5.......................................... 163

28.42..................... Application of Division.................................................. 163

28.43..................... Application for stay of arbitration................................... 163

28.44..................... Enforcing foreign award................................................. 163

28.45..................... Application for relief under Model Law......................... 164

28.46..................... Subpoenas for Division 28.5.......................................... 164

28.47..................... Application under section 23A of International Arbitration Act               165

28.48..................... Application under section 23F or 23G of International Arbitration Act   165

28.49..................... Recognition of award...................................................... 166

28.50..................... Documents not in English language................................ 166

Division 28.6--Referral by Court to referee                                                167

28.61..................... Order of referral.............................................................. 167

28.62..................... Appointment of referees................................................. 167

28.63..................... Two or more referees...................................................... 167

28.64..................... Security for remuneration............................................... 167

28.65..................... Conduct of inquiry.......................................................... 167

28.66..................... Report............................................................................. 168

28.67..................... Proceeding on report....................................................... 168

Part 29--Evidence                                                                                                              170

Division 29.1--Affidavits                                                                                         170

29.01..................... When affidavit may be sworn or affirmed...................... 170

29.02..................... Form of affidavit............................................................. 170

29.03..................... Content of affidavits....................................................... 171

29.04..................... Swearing or affirming affidavit by person who has disability  171

29.05..................... Service of exhibits and annexures................................... 172

29.06..................... Irregularity in form......................................................... 172

29.07..................... Use of affidavit not filed or in irregular form.................. 172

29.08..................... Serving of affidavits....................................................... 172

29.09..................... Cross-examination of deponent...................................... 172

Division 29.2--Evidence on commission taken in Australia or abroad 173

29.11..................... Order for examination of witness................................... 173

29.12..................... Letter of request.............................................................. 173

29.13..................... Procedure for orders under section 7(1)(a) or (b) of Foreign Evidence Act 1994    174

29.14..................... Documents for examiner................................................. 174

29.15..................... Appointment for examination......................................... 174

29.16..................... Conduct of examination.................................................. 174

29.17..................... Examination of additional persons.................................. 174

29.18..................... Objection........................................................................ 175

29.19..................... Taking of depositions..................................................... 175

29.20..................... Authentication and filing................................................. 175

29.21..................... Special report.................................................................. 175

29.22..................... Default of witness........................................................... 176

29.23..................... Evidence of future right or claim..................................... 176

Part 30--Hearings                                                                                                              178

Division 30.1--Separate decisions on questions                                          178

30.01..................... Application for separate trials......................................... 178

30.02..................... Disposal of proceedings after hearing separate questions 178

Division 30.2--Consolidation                                                                                179

30.11..................... Consolidation of proceedings before trial....................... 179

Division 30.3--Trial                                                                                                   180

30.21..................... Absence of party at trial.................................................. 180

30.22..................... No appearance by any party............................................ 180

30.23..................... Trial limitations............................................................... 180

30.24..................... Death before judgment.................................................... 181

30.25..................... Evidence in other proceedings........................................ 181

30.26..................... Plans, photographs and models...................................... 181

30.27..................... Consent........................................................................... 181

30.28..................... Notice to produce............................................................ 181

30.29..................... Notice of intention to adduce evidence of previous representation           182

30.30..................... Notice of objection to tender of hearsay evidence if maker available        182

30.31..................... Notice of intention to adduce tendency evidence............. 182

30.32..................... Notice of intention to adduce coincidence evidence........ 182

30.33..................... Parties in lawful custody................................................. 182

30.34..................... Attendance and production............................................. 182

Division 30.4--Assessment of damages                                                           184

30.41..................... Order for calculation of amount of damages by Registrar 184

30.42..................... Notice of objection to calculation.................................... 184

30.43..................... Procedure if notice given................................................ 184

30.44..................... Procedure if notice not given.......................................... 184

Division 30.5--Accounts                                                                                          185

30.51..................... Order for account to be taken.......................................... 185

30.52..................... Form and filing of account.............................................. 185

30.53..................... Notice of additional charge or error in account............... 185

30.54..................... Orders to deal with delay................................................ 185

30.55..................... Order for account or inquiry before Registrar................. 185

30.56..................... Notice of objection to certificate...................................... 186

30.57..................... Procedure if notice given................................................ 186

30.58..................... Procedure if notice not given.......................................... 186

Chapter 3--Original jurisdiction--special classes of proceedings   187

Part 31--Judicial review                                                                                                 187

Division 31.1--Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 187

31.01..................... Application for order of review...................................... 187

31.02..................... Application for extension of time.................................... 187

31.03..................... Documents to be filed and served................................... 187

31.04..................... Service............................................................................ 188

31.05..................... Notice of objection to competency.................................. 188

Division 31.2--Judiciary Act 1903                                                                    189

31.11..................... Form of application......................................................... 189

31.12..................... Joinder of claims for relief.............................................. 189

Division 31.3--Migration Act 1958                                                                   190

31.21..................... Definitions for Division 31.3.......................................... 190

31.22..................... Application for review of migration decision.................. 190

31.23..................... Application for extension of time.................................... 190

31.24..................... Notice of objection to competency.................................. 190

Division 31.4--Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                       192

31.31..................... Applications under section 57 of Australian Crime Commission Act 2002             192

Part 32--Remittals and referrals from the High Court                              193

Division 32.1--Matters remitted from the High Court                           193

32.01..................... Filing of order of remittal................................................ 193

32.02..................... Service of order and notice............................................. 193

32.03..................... Address for service......................................................... 193

32.04..................... Hearing of application to show cause............................. 193

Division 32.2--Referral of petition under Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                 194

32.11..................... Filing of order referring petition or part of petition......... 194

32.12..................... Service of order and notice............................................. 194

32.13..................... Address for service......................................................... 194

32.14..................... Lists of votes claimed or objected to............................... 194

32.15..................... Counter-charges.............................................................. 195

32.16..................... Notice of trial.................................................................. 195

32.17..................... Withdrawal of petition and substitution of another petitioner 195

32.18..................... Death of petitioner.......................................................... 196

Part 33--Appeals from decisions of bodies other than courts                197

Division 33.1--Taxation appeals                                                                         197

33.01..................... Definitions for Division 33.1.......................................... 197

33.02..................... Starting AOD appeals..................................................... 197

33.03..................... Documents to be filed and served by Commissioner--matters other than private rulings........................................................................................ 198

33.04..................... Documents to be filed and served by Commissioner--private rulings     198

33.05..................... Starting DPO appeals..................................................... 199

33.06..................... Documents to be filed and served by Commissioner...... 199

Division 33.2--Administrative Appeals Tribunal                                       200

33.11..................... Definitions for Division 33.2.......................................... 200

33.12..................... Starting an appeal--filing and service of notice of appeal 200

33.13..................... Application for extension of time to start appeal............. 201

33.14..................... Amendment of notice of appeal without leave--supplementary notice    201

33.15..................... Application for leave to raise other questions of law or rely on other grounds        201

33.16..................... Respondent's address for service................................... 201

33.17..................... Form of application for stay of Tribunal decision........... 202

33.18..................... Registrar of Tribunal to send documents........................ 202

33.19..................... No written reasons for decision...................................... 203

33.20..................... Notice of cross-appeal.................................................... 203

33.21..................... Notice of contention........................................................ 203

33.22..................... Directions hearing........................................................... 203

33.23..................... Appeal books.................................................................. 204

33.24..................... Assistance from Registrar............................................... 205

33.25..................... Title of appeal books....................................................... 205

33.26..................... Content of appeal books................................................. 205

33.27..................... Written submissions, chronology and lists of authorities 206

33.28..................... Filing of Part C documents............................................. 207

33.29..................... Further evidence on appeal............................................. 207

33.30..................... Notice of objection to competency of appeal................... 207

33.31..................... Discontinuance of appeal................................................ 208

33.32..................... Application to dismiss appeal......................................... 208

33.33..................... Absence of party............................................................. 208

Division 33.3--Appeals from the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal or Australian Financial Complaints Authority                                                210

33.34..................... Appeals under section 46 of the Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993 or section 1057 of the Corporations Act 2001.................... 210

Division 33.4--Appeals from the National Native Title Tribunal     211

33.40..................... Appeals under section 169 of the Native Title Act 1993.. 211

Part 34--Other proceedings                                                                                         212

Division 34.1--Fair Work proceedings                                                           212

34.01..................... Definitions for Division 34.1.......................................... 212

34.02..................... Application of Division 34.1 and other provisions of these Rules           213

34.03..................... Application in relation to dismissal from employment in contravention of a general protection........................................................................................ 213

34.04..................... Application in relation to alleged unlawful termination of employment    213

34.05..................... Application in relation to alleged discrimination............. 214

34.06..................... Application for rule to show cause................................. 214

34.07..................... Requirements for applications for an inquiry or ballot.... 215

34.08..................... Application for interim orders......................................... 216

Division 34.3--Intellectual property                                                                 217

34.21..................... Definitions for Division 34.3.......................................... 217

34.22..................... Application of Division 34.3.......................................... 218

34.23..................... Appearance by Commissioner........................................ 218

34.24..................... Starting an appeal--filing and service of notice of appeal 218

34.25..................... Application for extension of time to file notice of appeal 219

34.26..................... Grounds of appeal or particulars not stated in notice of appeal                219

34.27..................... Particulars of non-patentable invention........................... 219

34.28..................... Notice of cross-appeal.................................................... 220

34.29..................... Notice of contention........................................................ 220

34.30..................... Provision of documents by Commissioner..................... 220

34.31..................... Evidence......................................................................... 221

34.32..................... Application for determination of equitable remuneration 221

34.33..................... Applications for determination of terms of doing an act. 221

34.34..................... Infringement of EL rights--particulars........................... 221

34.35..................... Infringement of copyright--particulars........................... 221

34.36..................... Infringement of registered designs--particulars............. 221

34.37..................... Application for compulsory licence--Designs Act......... 222

34.38..................... Revocation of registration or rectification of Register--Designs Act       222

34.39..................... Infringement of monopoly in protected design--particulars--Olympic Insignia Protection Act.................................................................................. 222

34.40..................... Application for rectification of Register of Olympic Designs or dispute of validity of protected design.............................................................. 222

34.41..................... Applications under section 105(1) of Patents Act........... 223

34.42..................... Applications under section 120(1) of Patents Act........... 224

34.43..................... Applications under section 125(1) of Patents Act........... 224

34.44..................... Applications under section 128(1) of Patents Act........... 224

34.45..................... Applications under Chapter 12 of Patents Act................ 224

34.46..................... Dispute of validity of patent--particulars of invalidity... 225

34.47..................... Infringement of PBR--particulars.................................. 226

34.48..................... Infringement of registered trade marks--particulars....... 226

34.49..................... Dispute of validity of registration of trade mark--particulars of invalidity              226

34.50..................... Experimental proof as evidence...................................... 226

Division 34.4--Trans-Tasman proceedings--general                             228

34.61..................... Definitions for Division 34.4.......................................... 228

34.62..................... Proceedings under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act.. 228

34.63..................... Originating application under Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act                228

34.64..................... Interlocutory application under Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act              228

34.65..................... Application for interim relief........................................... 229

34.66..................... Application for leave to serve subpoena in New Zealand 229

34.67..................... Form of subpoena........................................................... 230

34.68..................... Application to set aside subpoena................................... 230

34.69..................... Application for issue of certificate of non-compliance with subpoena     230

34.70..................... Documents relating to application................................... 231

34.71..................... Application to enforce compliance with order made by New Zealand court             231

34.72..................... Notice of registration of NZ judgment............................ 231

34.73..................... Application for extension of time to give notice of registration of NZ judgment      231

34.74..................... Application to set aside registration of NZ judgment...... 232

34.75..................... Application for stay of enforcement of registered NZ judgment so that liable person can appeal judgment.............................................................. 232

34.76..................... Application for extension of time to apply for stay of enforcement of registered NZ judgment so that liable person can appeal judgment....................... 232

34.77..................... Application for order for use of audio link or audiovisual link                233

Division 34.5--Trans-Tasman market proceedings                                  234

34.81..................... Definitions for Division 34.5.......................................... 234

34.82..................... Application of Division 34.5.......................................... 234

34.83..................... Filing documents in Australian market proceeding in New Zealand        234

34.84..................... Filing documents in a NZ market proceeding in Australia 234

34.85..................... Federal Court sittings in New Zealand............................ 235

34.86..................... Application of rules 34.72 to 34.76................................ 235

Division 34.5A--Transitional arrangements for Divisions 34.4 and 34.5             236

34.86A.................. Transitional arrangements for Divisions 34.4 and 34.5.. 236

Division 34.6--Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005       237

34.91..................... Definition for Division 34.6........................................... 237

34.92..................... Form and service of election petition.............................. 237

34.93..................... Response to election petition........................................... 237

34.94..................... Reference as to qualifications or vacancy........................ 238

Division 34.7--Native title proceedings                                                           239

34.101................... Interpretation for Division 34.7...................................... 239

34.102................... Application of Division 34.7.......................................... 239

34.103................... Main application (native title and compensation)............ 239

34.104................... Joinder of parties to main application within relevant period 240

34.105................... Joinder of parties to main application after relevant period 240

34.106................... Withdrawal of a party..................................................... 240

34.107................... Form of applications other than main applications.......... 241

34.108................... Service of applications other than main applications....... 241

34.109................... Application for review of decision not to accept claim for registration     241

34.110................... Application to remove details of agreement from Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements..................................................................... 242

34.111................... Application for order about return of, or access to, records 242

34.112................... Question to be special case............................................. 242

34.113................... Special case to be prepared--referral by mediator.......... 243

34.114................... Special case to be prepared--referral by NNTT............. 243

34.115................... Party having carriage of proceeding--referral by mediator 243

34.116................... Party having carriage of proceeding--referral by NNTT 243

34.117................... Referral of questions about whether a party should cease to be a party    243

34.118................... Report about breaches of good faith requirement............ 244

34.119................... Definition for rules 34.120 to 34.123............................. 244

34.120................... Evidentiary matters generally.......................................... 244

34.121................... Orders to take account of cultural or customary concerns 245

34.122................... Disclosure of evidence or information of cultural or customary nature, contrary to court order........................................................................................ 245

34.123................... Evidence of cultural or customary nature........................ 246

34.124................... Documents referring to certain material.......................... 246

34.125................... Evidence given in consultation with others..................... 246

34.126................... Evidence given not in normal course.............................. 246

34.127................... Inspection....................................................................... 246

34.128................... Taking evidence.............................................................. 247

34.129................... Conflict of interest.......................................................... 247

34.130................... Short title of proceeding.................................................. 247

34.131................... Notices of appointment of agent and change to agent's address for service             247

34.132................... Application for leave to be represented by person who is not a lawyer    248

34.133................... Native Title Registrar application to Court for order as to notice              248

34.134................... Overlapping applications................................................ 248

34.135................... Court may order adjournment for purpose of agreement between parties                248

34.136................... Agreements regarding practical outcomes of native title determination    248

34.137................... Appearance by NNTT.................................................... 249

Division 34.8--Human rights proceedings                                                     250

34.161................... Definitions for Division 34.8.......................................... 250

34.162................... Application of Division 34.8.......................................... 250

34.163................... Starting a proceeding--application and claim................. 250

34.164................... Copy of application to be given to Commission............. 250

34.165................... Address for service......................................................... 250

34.166................... Appearance by special-purpose Commissioner.............. 251

34.167................... Conduct of proceeding by litigation representative......... 251

Chapter 4--Appellate jurisdiction                                                            252

Part 35--Leave to appeal                                                                                               252

Division 35.1--Oral applications for leave to appeal from interlocutory judgments of the Court                                                                                                        252

35.01..................... Oral application for leave to appeal................................. 252

Division 35.2--Written applications for leave to appeal                        253

35.11..................... Application of Division.................................................. 253

35.12..................... Form of application......................................................... 253

35.13..................... Time for filing application............................................... 253

35.14..................... Extension of time to seek leave to appeal........................ 254

35.15..................... Service of application...................................................... 254

35.16..................... Method of service........................................................... 254

35.17..................... Address for service of respondent.................................. 254

35.18..................... Certain applications may be dealt with without an oral hearing                255

35.19..................... Submissions................................................................... 255

35.20..................... Objection to application being considered without oral hearing               255

35.21..................... Time for filing and serving affidavits.............................. 255

35.22..................... Directions....................................................................... 255

Division 35.3--Ending applications early                                                       257

35.31..................... Withdrawing an application............................................ 257

35.32..................... Dismissing application for want of prosecution.............. 257

35.33..................... Absence of a party.......................................................... 257

Division 35.4--Revocation of leave to appeal                                              258

35.41..................... Revocation or variation of grant of leave........................ 258

Part 36--Appeals                                                                                                                259

Division 36.1--Institution of appeals                                                                259

36.01..................... Form of notice of appeal................................................. 259

36.02..................... Filing of notice of appeal................................................ 260

36.03..................... Time for filing and serving notice of appeal.................... 260

36.04..................... Service on parties and lodgments.................................... 260

36.05..................... Extension of time to file notice of appeal........................ 260

36.06..................... Method of service........................................................... 261

36.07..................... Address for service of respondent.................................. 261

36.08..................... Stay of execution or proceedings under judgment appealed from            261

36.09..................... Security for costs of appeal............................................. 261

36.10..................... Amendment to notice of appeal....................................... 262

36.11..................... Directions....................................................................... 262

Division 36.2--Cross-appeals and notices of contention                       263

36.21..................... Cross-appeal................................................................... 263

36.22..................... Time to file notice of cross-appeal.................................. 263

36.23..................... Extension of time to file notice of cross-appeal............... 263

36.24..................... Notice of contention........................................................ 263

Division 36.3--Parties to appeals and interveners                                    265

36.31..................... Parties............................................................................. 265

36.32..................... Applications to intervene................................................ 265

Division 36.4--Dealing with certain applications on the papers        266

36.41..................... Certain applications may be dealt with without an oral hearing                266

36.42..................... Submissions................................................................... 266

36.43..................... Objection to application being considered without oral hearing               267

Division 36.5--Preparation of appeals                                                            268

36.51..................... Appeal books.................................................................. 268

36.52..................... Assistance from Registrar............................................... 268

36.53..................... Title of appeal books....................................................... 269

36.54..................... Content of appeal books................................................. 269

36.55..................... Written submissions, chronology and lists of authorities 270

36.56..................... Filing of Part C documents............................................. 270

36.57..................... Further evidence on appeal............................................. 270

Division 36.6--Ending appeals                                                                             272

36.71..................... Definitions for Division 36.6.......................................... 272

36.72..................... Notice of objection to competency of appeal................... 272

36.73..................... Discontinuance of appeal................................................ 272

36.74..................... Application to dismiss appeal......................................... 273

36.75..................... Absence of party............................................................. 273

Part 38--Cases stated and questions reserved                                                  274

38.01..................... Application for case stated or question reserved............. 274

38.02..................... Case stated to be prepared etc......................................... 274

38.03..................... Directions....................................................................... 275

Chapter 5--Judgments, costs and other general provisions                 276

Part 39--Orders                                                                                                                   276

Division 39.1--Judgments and orders                                                              276

39.01..................... Date of effect of judgment or order................................. 276

39.02..................... Time for compliance with orders.................................... 276

39.03..................... Dismissal of proceedings and stay of further proceedings 276

39.04..................... Varying or setting aside a judgment or order before it has been entered  276

39.05..................... Varying or setting aside judgment or order after it has been entered        276

39.06..................... Interest on judgment....................................................... 277

Division 39.2--Consent orders                                                                             278

39.11..................... Consent orders................................................................ 278

Division 39.3--Undertakings                                                                                 279

39.21..................... Orders dealing with failure to fulfil undertakings........... 279

Division 39.4--Judgments and orders--entry                                             280

39.31..................... When entry is required.................................................... 280

39.32..................... Entry of an order............................................................. 280

39.33..................... Lodgment of orders for entry.......................................... 280

39.34..................... Order entered in Court.................................................... 280

39.35..................... Authentication of orders................................................. 281

Part 40--Costs                                                                                                                      282

Division 40.1--General                                                                                            282

40.01..................... Party and party costs....................................................... 282

40.02..................... Other order for costs....................................................... 282

40.03..................... Costs reserved................................................................ 282

40.04..................... Costs on interlocutory application or hearing.................. 282

40.05..................... Costs in other courts....................................................... 282

40.06..................... Costs improperly, unreasonably or negligently incurred. 282

40.07..................... Liability of lawyer to their client for misconduct............. 283

40.08..................... Reduction in costs otherwise payable............................. 283

Division 40.2--Taxation of costs                                                                         285

40.12..................... Application of Division 40.2 and 40.3............................ 285

40.13..................... Taxation of costs awarded on an interlocutory application 285

40.14..................... Order for taxation not required....................................... 285

40.15..................... Failure to file bill of costs............................................... 285

40.16..................... Unnecessary expense in proceeding before taxing officer 285

40.17..................... Filing bill for taxation..................................................... 285

40.18..................... Contents of bill............................................................... 286

40.19..................... Service of a bill............................................................... 286

40.20..................... Estimate of costs............................................................. 286

40.21..................... Objection to estimate....................................................... 286

40.22..................... Resolution at confidential conference.............................. 287

40.23..................... Provisional taxation........................................................ 287

40.24..................... Notice that bill is to be taxed........................................... 287

40.25..................... Notice of objection.......................................................... 288

40.26..................... Response to notice of objection...................................... 288

40.27..................... Taxation.......................................................................... 288

40.28..................... Powers of taxing officer................................................. 289

40.29..................... Costs to be allowed on taxation...................................... 289

40.30..................... Costs not to be allowed on taxation................................ 289

40.31..................... Exercise of taxing officer's discretion............................. 290

40.32..................... Certificate of taxation...................................................... 290

40.33..................... Costs of taxation............................................................. 290

40.34..................... Review by Court............................................................. 290

40.35..................... Stay of costs................................................................... 291

Division 40.3--Short form bills                                                                            292

40.41..................... Short form bill on application for winding up under Corporations Act 2001          292

40.42..................... Procedure--short form bills under Corporations Act 2001 292

40.43..................... Short form bills for migration appeals............................ 293

40.44..................... Procedure--short form bills for migration appeals......... 293

Division 40.4--Determination of maximum costs                                      295

40.51..................... Maximum costs in a proceeding..................................... 295

Part 41--Enforcement                                                                                                     296

Division 41.1--General                                                                                            296

41.01..................... Application without notice for directions........................ 296

41.02..................... Condition precedent not fulfilled..................................... 296

41.03..................... Application for stay of judgment or order....................... 296

41.04..................... Failure to comply with Court order................................. 296

41.05..................... Failure to attend Court in response to subpoena or order 296

41.06..................... Endorsement on order..................................................... 297

41.07..................... Service of order.............................................................. 297

41.08..................... Application where person fails to comply with order..... 297

41.09..................... Substituted performance................................................. 298

41.10..................... Execution generally......................................................... 298

41.11..................... Stay of execution............................................................ 298

Division 41.2--Enforcement against partnership                                      300

41.21..................... Execution of order against partnership............................ 300

41.22..................... Execution against individual partner............................... 300

41.23..................... Application to proceedings between co-partners............. 300

Division 41.3--Execution against business name                                       302

41.31..................... Execution of order--proceeding against person in person's business name            302

Division 41.4--Sheriff                                                                                               303

41.41..................... Suspension of execution of process................................ 303

41.42..................... Failure to execute process............................................... 303

41.43..................... Application for orders in relation to execution of process 303

Division 41.5--Fees                                                                                                    304

41.51..................... Definitions for Division 41.5.......................................... 304

41.52..................... Security........................................................................... 304

41.53..................... Liability of lawyer........................................................... 304

41.54..................... Bill of fees...................................................................... 305

41.55..................... Taxation.......................................................................... 305

41.56..................... Failure by lawyer to pay Sheriff's fees........................... 305

Division 41.6--Reciprocal enforcement of judgments under Foreign Judgments Act 1991                                                                                                                     306

41.61..................... Interpretation for Division 41.6...................................... 306

41.62..................... Application for an order for registration of foreign judgment  306

41.63..................... Further affidavit to be filed on day of hearing................. 307

41.64..................... Registration..................................................................... 307

41.65..................... Notice of registration...................................................... 307

41.66..................... Application to set aside registration of judgment or stay enforcement of judgment  308

41.67..................... Application to set aside registered foreign judgment....... 308

41.68..................... Security for costs............................................................ 308

41.69..................... Record of registered judgments...................................... 308

Chapter 6--Disciplinary                                                                                      310

Part 42--Contempt                                                                                                            310

Division 42.1--Contempt in face or hearing of Court                             310

42.01..................... Arrest for contempt......................................................... 310

42.02..................... Charge, defence and determination................................. 310

42.03..................... Interim custody............................................................... 310

Division 42.2--Applications for contempt                                                      311

42.11..................... Procedure generally........................................................ 311

42.12..................... Statement of charge......................................................... 311

42.13..................... Service............................................................................ 311

42.14..................... Arrest.............................................................................. 311

42.15..................... Procedure on the hearing................................................ 312

42.16..................... Application or proceeding by a Registrar........................ 312

Division 42.3--General                                                                                            313

42.21..................... Warrant for imprisonment............................................... 313

42.22..................... Discharge before end of prison term............................... 313

Chapter 7--Transitional provisions                                                        314

Part 43--Transitional provisions                                                                               314

Schedule 1--Dictionary                                                                                        315

Schedule 2--Powers of the Court that may be exercised by a Registrar 322

Part 3.1--Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006            322

Part 3.2--Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010                                              323

Part 3.3--Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                               324

Part 3.4--Foreign Evidence Act 1994                                                                    326

Part 3.5--Foreign Judgments Act 1991                                                                327

Part 3.6--Native Title Act 1993                                                                                  328

Part 3.7--Federal Court Rules 2011                                                                       329

Schedule 3--Costs allowable for work done and services performed         336

Endnotes                                                                                                                                   341

Endnote 1--About the endnotes                                                                           341

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key                                                                               342

Endnote 3--Legislation history                                                                            343

Endnote 4--Amendment history                                                                          344

Endnote 5--Editorial changes                                                                              352

 


Endnotes

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

The following endnotes are included in every compilation:

Endnote 1--About the endnotes

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

Endnote 3--Legislation history

Endnote 4--Amendment history

Abbreviation key--Endnote 2

The abbreviation key sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Legislation history and amendment history--Endnotes 3 and 4

Amending laws are annotated in the legislation history and amendment history.

The legislation history in endnote 3 provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law. The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

The amendment history in endnote 4 provides information about amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level. It also includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law.

Editorial changes

The Legislation Act 2003 authorises First Parliamentary Counsel to make editorial and presentational changes to a compiled law in preparing a compilation of the law for registration. The changes must not change the effect of the law. Editorial changes take effect from the compilation registration date.

If the compilation includes editorial changes, the endnotes include a brief outline of the changes in general terms. Full details of any changes can be obtained from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel.

Misdescribed amendments

A misdescribed amendment is an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made. If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation "(md)" added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation "(md not incorp)" is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

 

Endnote 2--Abbreviation key

 

ad = added or inserted

o = order(s)

am = amended

Ord = Ordinance

amdt = amendment

orig = original

c = clause(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

C[x] = Compilation No. x

    /sub-subparagraph(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

pres = present

def = definition(s)

prev = previous

Dict = Dictionary

(prev ... ) = previously

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

Pt = Part(s)

Div = Division(s)

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

ed = editorial change

reloc = relocated

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have

renum = renumbered

    effect

rep = repealed

F = Federal Register of Legislation

rs = repealed and substituted

gaz = gazette

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sch = Schedule(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given

SLI = Select Legislative Instrument

    effect

SR = Statutory Rules

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

Sub-Ch = Sub-Chapter(s)

    cannot be given effect

SubPt = Subpart(s)

mod = modified/modification

underlining = whole or part not

No. = Number(s)

    commenced or to be commenced

 

Endnote 3--Legislation history

 

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Federal Court Rules 2011 (SLI No. 134, 2011)

28 July 2011 (F2011L01551)

1 Aug 2011 (r 1.02)

 

Federal Court Amendment Rules 2013 (No. 1) (SLI No. 65, 2013)

8 May 2013 (F2013L00749)

Sch 2: 11 June 2013 (r 2(3))
Remainder: 9 May 2013 (r 2(1), (2))

--

Federal Court Amendment (Electronic Court File Measures No. 1) Rules 2013 (SLI No. 256, 2013)

25 Nov 2013 (F2013L01970)

26 Nov 2013 (r 2)

--

Federal Court Amendment (Costs and Other Measures) Rules 2013 (SLI No. 283, 2013)

2 Jan 2014 (F2014L00001)

Sch 1 (items 6, 7): 1 Jan 2014 (r 2(3))
Remainder: 3 Jan 2014 (r 2(1), (2))

--

Federal Court (Bankruptcy) Repeal Rules 2016

24 Mar 2016 (F2016L00383)

Sch 2 and 3: 1 Apr 2016 (r 2(1) item 1)

Sch 3

Federal Court Legislation Amendment (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016

9 Nov 2016 (F2016L01728)

Sch 2: 10 Nov 2016 (r 2(1) item 1)

--

Federal Court Amendment (Court Administration and Other Measures) Rules 2019

1 May 2019 (F2019L00665)

2 May 2019 (r 2(1) item 1)

--

 

Endnote 4--Amendment history

 

Provision affected

How affected

Chapter 1

 

Part 1

 

Division 1.1

 

r 1.02........................................

rep LA s 48D

r 1.03........................................

rep LA s 48C

r 1.04........................................

am F2016L00383; F2016L01728

Part 2

 

Division 2.1

 

r 2.01........................................

am No 256, 2013; F2019L00665

Division 2.2

 

r 2.11........................................

am No 256, 2013

r 2.14........................................

am F2019L00665

Division 2.3

 

Division 2.3..............................

am No 256, 2013

r 2.21........................................

am No 256, 2013

r 2.22........................................

am F2019L00665

r 2.23........................................

am F2019L00665

r 2.24........................................

am F2019L00665

r 2.28........................................

ad No 256, 2013

r 2.29........................................

ad No 256, 2013

Division 2.4

 

r 2.31........................................

am F2019L00665

r 2.32........................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

Division 2.5

 

r 2.41........................................

am F2019L00665

Part 3

 

Part 3........................................

am F2019L00665

Division 3.1

 

r 3.01........................................

am F2016L00383; F2016L01728; F2019L00665

r 3.05........................................

am F2019L00665

Division 3.2

 

r 3.11........................................

am F2019L00665

Part 4

 

Division 4.2

 

r 4.12........................................

am F2019L00665

r 4.15........................................

am F2019L00665

r 4.16........................................

am F2019L00665

Part 5

 

Division 5.1

 

r 5.01........................................

am F2019L00665

r 5.03........................................

am No 283, 2013

r 5.04........................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

Division 5.2

 

r 5.21........................................

am F2019L00665

r 5.23........................................

am F2019L00665

Part 6

 

Division 6.1

 

r 6.02........................................

rs No 65, 2013

 

am F2019L00665

r 6.03........................................

rs No 65, 2013

Chapter 2

 

Part 7

 

Division 7.3

 

r 7.23........................................

am No 65, 2013

r 7.28........................................

am No 256, 2013

Part 8

 

Division 8.1

 

r 8.02........................................

am No 283, 2013

r 8.05........................................

rs F2019L00665

r 8.06........................................

rs F2019L00665

r 8.07........................................

am F2019L00665

Division 8.3

 

r 8.23........................................

am No 256, 2013

Part 9

 

Division 9.6

 

r 9.64........................................

am No 65, 2013

Part 10

 

Division 10.1

 

r 10.04......................................

am No 65, 2013; No 283, 2013

Division 10.5

 

r 10.51......................................

am F2019L00665

r 10.52......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 10.6

 

r 10.61......................................

am F2019L00665

r 10.64......................................

am F2019L00665

r 10.66......................................

am F2019L00665

r 10.67......................................

am F2019L00665

r 10.74......................................

am F2019L00665

r 10.76......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 14

 

Division 14.3

 

r 14.25......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 15

 

Division 15.1

 

r 15.02......................................

am F2019L00665

r 15.06......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 15.2

 

r 15.17......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 16

 

Division 16.1

 

Division 16.1............................

am F2019L00665

r 16.01A...................................

ad F2019L00665

r 16.01......................................

am F2019L00665

r 16.13......................................

ad F2019L00665

Division 16.4

 

r 16.41A...................................

ad F2019L00665

Division 16.5

 

r 16.59......................................

am No 256, 2013

Part 17

 

r 17.01......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 19

 

r 19.01......................................

am No 65, 2013

r 19.02......................................

rep No 65, 2013

Part 20

 

Division 20.2

 

r 20.13......................................

am No 65, 2013

r 20.23......................................

am No 65, 2013

Division 20.3

 

r 20.31......................................

am No 65, 2013

r 20.32......................................

am No 65, 2013

Part 23

 

Division 23.1

 

r 23.02......................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

Division 23.2

 

r 23.13......................................

am No 65, 2013

r 23.15......................................

am No 65, 2013

Part 24

 

Division 24.1

 

r 24.01......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 24.2

 

r 24.17......................................

am No 256, 2013; F2019L00665

r 24.18......................................

am F2019L00665

r 24.20......................................

am F2019L00665

r 24.21......................................

am F2019L00665

r 24.24......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 27

 

Division 27.1

 

r 27.01......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 27.2

 

Division 27.2 heading...............

am No 65, 2013

r 27.11......................................

am No 65, 2013

r 27.12......................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

r 27.13......................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

Division 27.3

 

r 27.21......................................

am F2019L00665

r 27.23......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 28

 

Division 28.3

 

r 28.21......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 28.4

 

r 28.31......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 29

 

Division 29.2

 

r 29.12......................................

am F2019L00665

r 29.20......................................

am F2019L00665

r 29.22......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 30

 

Division 30.1

 

Division 30.1............................

am No 65, 2013

r 30.03......................................

rep No 65, 2013

Division 30.3

 

Division 30.3............................

am No 65, 2013

r 30.34......................................

ad No 65, 2013

Division 30.4

 

r 30.41......................................

am F2019L00665

r 30.44......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 30.5

 

r 30.55......................................

am F2019L00665

Chapter 3

 

Part 31

 

Division 31.1

 

r 31.05......................................

am No 65, 2013

Division 31.3

 

r 31.24......................................

am No 65, 2013

Part 32

 

Division 32.1

 

r 32.01......................................

am F2019L00665

r 32.02......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 32.2

 

r 32.11......................................

am F2019L00665

r 32.12......................................

am F2019L00665

r 32.15......................................

am No 65, 2013

Part 33

 

Division 33.1

 

r 33.02......................................

am F2019L00665

r 33.05......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 33.2

 

r 33.11......................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

r 33.12......................................

am F2019L00665

r 33.13......................................

am F2019L00665

r 33.17......................................

am F2019L00665

r 33.18......................................

am F2019L00665

r 33.24......................................

am F2019L00665

r 33.26......................................

am No 65, 2013

r 33.30......................................

am No 65, 2013

Division 33.3

 

Division 33.3 heading...............

am F2019L00665

r 33.34......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 34

 

Division 34.1

 

r 34.03......................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

r 34.04......................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

r 34.05......................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

r 34.07......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 34.2............................

rep F2016L01728

r 34.11......................................

rep F2016L01728

r 34.12......................................

rep F2016L01728

r 34.13......................................

rep F2016L01728

r 34.14......................................

rep F2016L01728

r 34.15......................................

rep F2016L01728

r 34.16......................................

rep F2016L01728

Division 34.3

 

r 34.24......................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.42......................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.43......................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.44......................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.45......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 34.4

 

Division 34.4............................

am No 65, 2013

r 34.69......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 34.5

 

r 34.84......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 34.5A

 

Division 34.5A.........................

exp 11 Oct 2013 (r 34.86A(4))

r 34.86A...................................

exp 11 Oct 2013 (r 34.86A(4))

Division 34.6

 

r 34.92......................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.94......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 34.7

 

r 34.104....................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.112....................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.113....................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.114....................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.117....................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.118....................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.121....................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.130....................................

am F2019L00665

r 34.133....................................

am F2019L00665

Division 34.8

 

r 34.163....................................

am F2019L00665

Chapter 4

 

Part 35

 

Division 35.2

 

r 35.19......................................

ed C7

r 35.21......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 35.3

 

r 35.32......................................

am No 65, 2013; F2016L01728

Division 35.4

 

r 35.41......................................

am No 65, 2013

Part 36

 

Division 36.1

 

r 36.01......................................

am No 65, 2013

r 36.02......................................

am No 65, 2013; F2019L00665

r 36.03......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 36.5

 

r 36.51......................................

am F2019L00665

r 36.52......................................

am F2019L00665

r 36.54......................................

am No 65, 2013

Division 36.6

 

r 36.72......................................

am No 65, 2013

Part 37......................................

rep F2016L01728

r 37.01......................................

rep F2016L01728

r 37.02......................................

rep F2016L01728

Part 38

 

r 38.02......................................

am F2019L00665

Chapter 5

 

Part 39

 

Division 39.4

 

r 39.33......................................

am F2019L00665

r 39.35......................................

am No 256, 2013; F2019L00665

Part 40

 

Division 40.2

 

r 40.18......................................

am F2019L00665

r 40.19......................................

am F2019L00665

r 40.21......................................

am F2019L00665

r 40.22......................................

am F2019L00665

r 40.24......................................

am F2019L00665

r 40.25......................................

am F2019L00665

Division 40.3

 

r 40.43......................................

am No 65, 2013

 

rs F2019L00665

r 40.44......................................

am F2019L00665

Part 41

 

Division 41.1

 

r 41.04......................................

am F2019L00665

r 41.07......................................

am No 65, 2013

r 41.08......................................

am No 65, 2013

r 41.10......................................

am No 65, 2013

Division 41.6

 

r 41.69......................................

am F2019L00665

Chapter 6

 

Part 42

 

Division 42.2

 

r 42.16......................................

am F2019L00665

Chapter 7

 

Chapter 7..................................

ad No 283, 2013

Part 43

 

Division 43.1............................

rep 3 Feb 2015 (r 43.02)

 

ad F2016L01728

 

rep 10 May 2017 (r 43.02)

r 43.01......................................

ad No 283, 2013

 

rep 3 Feb 2015 (r 43.02)

 

ad F2016L01728

 

rep 10 May 2017 (r 43.02)

r 43.02......................................

ad No 283, 2013

 

rep 3 Feb 2015 (r 43.02)

 

ad F2016L01728

 

rep 10 May 2017 (r 43.02)

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1................................

am No 65 and 256, 2013; F2016L00383; F2019L00665

Schedule 2

 

Schedule 2................................

am No 65 and 256, 2013; F2019L00665

Schedule 3

 

Schedule 3................................

am No 65, 2013; No 283, 2013; F2019L00665

 

Endnote 5--Editorial changes

In preparing this compilation for registration, the following kinds of editorial change(s) were made under the Legislation Act 2003.

 

Rule 35.19 (heading)

 

Kind of editorial change

 

Change to typeface

 

Details of editorial change

 

This compilation was editorially changed to insert bold on the heading to Rule 35.19 to bring it into line with legislative drafting practice.


 



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