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HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA ACT 1979 - SECT 4

Interpretation

             (1)  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

"ADI" (authorised deposit-taking institution) means:

                     (a)  the Reserve Bank of Australia; or

                     (b)  a body corporate that is an ADI for the purposes of the Banking Act 1959 and that is approved in writing for the purposes of the provision in which the expression occurs:

                              (i)  by the Treasurer; or

                             (ii)  by a person authorised in writing by the Treasurer to give the approval; or

                     (c)  any other bank approved in writing for the purposes of the provision in which the expression occurs:

                              (i)  by the Treasurer; or

                             (ii)  by a person authorised in writing by the Treasurer to give the approval.

"appoint includes re-appoint" .

"Chief Executive and Principal Registrar" means the Chief Executive and Principal Registrar of the Court appointed under section 18.

"Chief Justice" includes a Justice for the time being performing the duties and exercising the powers of the Chief Justice.

"Court" means the High Court.

"Deputy Registrar" means a Deputy Registrar of the Court appointed under subsection 26(1).

"Deputy Marshal" means a Deputy Marshal of the Court appointed under subsection 26(1).

"Finance Minister" means the Minister who administers the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 .

"Justice" means a Justice of the Court and includes the Chief Justice.

"Marshal" means the Marshal of the Court appointed under subsection 26(1).

"Minister" , in relation to a State or the Northern Territory, means:

                     (a)  in the case of a State--a Minister of the Crown of that State; or

                     (b)  in the case of the Northern Territory--a person holding Ministerial Office under section 36 of the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 .

"proceeding" means any proceeding in the Court whether civil or criminal and whether in the original or appellate jurisdiction of the Court.

"Rules of Court" means Rules of Court under section 86 of the Judiciary Act 1903 .

"Senior Registrar" means the Senior Registrar of the Court appointed under subsection 26(1).

             (2)  Any reference in this Act to moneys or property does not include a reference to moneys or property received by the High Court in connection with a proceeding.



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