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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 13J

Family Court or Federal Circuit Court can review registered awards

             (1)  A party to a registered award made in section 13E arbitration or relevant property or financial arbitration may apply for review of the award, on questions of law, by:

                     (a)  a single judge of the Family Court; or

                     (b)  a single judge of the Family Court of a State; or

                     (c)  the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Note:          There may be Rules of Court providing for when, and how, an application for review of the award can be made (see paragraph 123(1)(sf)).

             (2)  On a review of an award under this section, the judge or Federal Circuit Court of Australia may:

                     (a)  determine all questions of law arising in relation to the arbitration; and

                     (b)  make such decrees as the judge or Federal Circuit Court of Australia thinks appropriate, including a decree affirming, reversing or varying the award.



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