(1) For the purposes of subsection 46(1), the amount is:
(a) $20,000; or
(b) if a higher amount is prescribed by regulations for the State or Territory in which the court of summary jurisdiction referred to in that subsection is located--that higher amount.
(2) Without limiting subsection (1), a higher amount may be prescribed by referring to the jurisdiction conferred on a court of summary jurisdiction under a law of the State or Territory, as in force from time to time.
Consultation with State and Territories
(3) Before the Governor-General makes regulations for the purposes of subsection (1) in relation to a particular State or Territory, the Minister must be satisfied that the Minister with responsibility for courts in that State or Territory has been consulted.
(4) Subsection (3) does not limit section 17 of the Legislation Act 2003 (rule-makers should consult before making legislative instrument).