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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 102G

Putting documents to a person

             (1)  This section applies if, in the course of an examination or appearance of a person by video link, audio link or other appropriate means in accordance with this Division, it is necessary to put a document to the person.

             (2)  A court (that is not a split court) or a Judge may direct or allow the document to be put to the person:

                     (a)  if the document is physically present in the courtroom or other place where the court or the Judge is sitting:

                              (i)  by causing a copy of the document to be transmitted to the place where the person is located; and

                             (ii)  by causing the transmitted copy to be put to the person; or

                     (b)  if the document is physically present in the place where the person is located:

                              (i)  by causing the document to be put to the person; and

                             (ii)  by causing a copy of the document to be transmitted to the courtroom or other place where the court or the Judge is sitting.

             (3)  A split court may direct or allow the document to be put to the person:

                     (a)  if the document is physically present in a courtroom or other place where a Judge of the split court is sitting:

                              (i)  by causing a copy of the document to be transmitted to the place where the person is located; and

                             (ii)  by causing the transmitted copy to be put to the person; or

                     (b)  if the document is physically present in the place where the person is located:

                              (i)  by causing the document to be put to the person; and

                             (ii)  by causing a copy of the document to be transmitted to each of the courtrooms or other places where the Judges of the split court are sitting.



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