Federal Courts (State Jurisdiction) Bill 1999


Bill No.107

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is :
  • to provide that ineffective judgements of federal courts made in the purported exercise of State jurisdiction are taken to be judgements of the Supreme Court or the Family Court of Western Australia, as the case requires;
  • to provide for the transfer of current proceedings before a federal court in relation to State matters to the Supreme Court or the Family Court of Western Australia, as the case requires; and
  • to enable State courts to deal with matters that arise under applied law schemes which would otherwise have been dealt with by a federal court.

The Bill also provides for proceedings pending in federal courts which are affected by the High Court's decision to be transferred to the Supreme Court or the Family Court of Western Australia, as the case requires, and to be treated as if the proceedings had been commenced in that court.

StatusAssented to 07/13/1999
Royal Assent given 13 Jul 1999 as Act No. 32 of 1999. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Progress

Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 06/29/1999  
Second Reading 06/30/1999  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 07/01/1999  
Third Reading 07/01/1999  


Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 06/29/1999  
First Reading 06/29/1999  
Second Reading 06/29/1999 1 
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/29/1999  
Third Reading 06/29/1999  


Notes
1. Explanatory memorandum provided.