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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 47D

Appeals to High Court may not be brought

             (1)  An appeal must not be brought directly to the High Court from a decree of the following courts exercising jurisdiction under this Act:

                     (a)  a court of summary jurisdiction of a State or Territory;

                     (b)  a Family Court of a State;

                     (c)  a Supreme Court of a State or Territory constituted by a single Judge.

Note:          In relation to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, see sections 55 and 155 of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 .

             (2)  If, apart from this subsection, subsection (1) is to any extent inconsistent with section 73 of the Constitution, this Act has effect as if the words ", except by special leave of the High Court" were inserted after the words "this Act" in subsection (1).



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