(1) A Court, to be known as the Family Court of Australia, is created by this Act.
(2) The Court is a superior court of record.
(2A) The Court is, and is taken always to have been, a court of law and equity.
(3) The Court consists of:
(a) a Chief Justice; and
(b) a Deputy Chief Justice; and
(c) Senior Judges and other Judges, not exceeding, in total, such number as is prescribed.
(4) Regulations made pursuant to subsection (3) shall take effect at the expiration of 7 sitting days after the regulations have been laid before each House of the Parliament.