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NATIONAL CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION ACT 2009 - SECT 187

Civil jurisdiction of courts

             (1)  Jurisdiction is conferred on a court referred to in an item in the following table in relation to civil matters arising under this Act, subject to the limits on the court's jurisdiction (if any) specified in the item:

 

Civil jurisdiction of courts

Item

Court on which civil jurisdiction is conferred

Limits of jurisdiction

1

The Federal Court

No specified limits.

2

The Federal Circuit Court

The court does not have jurisdiction to award an amount for loss or damage that exceeds:

(a) $750,000; or

(b) if another amount is prescribed by the regulations--that other amount.

3

A superior court, or lower court, of a State or Territory

 

The court's general jurisdictional limits, including limits as to locality and subject matter.

             (2)  This section has effect subject to section 188.



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