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Powers of Federal Court and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) on hearing an appeal

    On hearing an appeal against a decision or direction of the Registrar, the Federal Court or the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division   2) may do any one or more of the following:

  (a)   admit evidence orally, or on affidavit or otherwise;

  (b)   permit the examination and cross - examination of witnesses, including witnesses who gave evidence before the Registrar;

  (c)   order an issue of fact to be tried as it directs;

  (d)   affirm, reverse or vary the Registrar's decision or direction;

  (e)   give any judgment, or make any order, that, in all the circumstances, it thinks fit;

  (f)   order a party to pay costs to another party.

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