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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 102H

Putting documents to a split court

             (1)  If proceedings are before a split court and it is necessary or appropriate to put a document to the court, the court may direct or allow the document to be put to the court:

                     (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 the document to be put to the Judge; and

                             (ii)  by causing a copy of the document to be transmitted to each courtroom or other place where the other Judge or Judges of the split court are sitting; and

                            (iii)  by causing a copy of the document to be transmitted to such other place where an eligible person is located as the court directs; or

                     (b)  if the document is not 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 each of the courtrooms or other places where the Judges of the split court are sitting; and

                             (ii)  by causing a copy of the document to be transmitted to such other place where an eligible person is located as the court directs.

Eligible persons

             (2)  For the purposes of the application of this section to particular proceedings, eligible persons are such persons as the court considers should be treated as eligible persons for the purposes of the proceedings.



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