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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 14.01

Order for inspection etc of property

             (1)  A party may apply to the Court for an order:

                     (a)  for any of the following:

                              (i)  inspection of any property;

                             (ii)  taking a sample of any property;

                            (iii)  making an observation of any property;

                            (iv)  trying an experiment on or with any property;

                             (v)  observation of a process;

                            (vi)  copying, transcription or production of a document or other material, data or information (however stored or recorded); or

                     (b)  authorising a person to enter land, or do any other act or thing, for the purpose of gaining access to the property.

             (2)  An application under subrule (1) must be accompanied by an affidavit stating the following:

                     (a)  the property to be inspected, sampled, observed or subject to experiment;

                     (b)  the process to be observed;

                     (c)  the document, material, data or information to be copied or transcribed;

                     (d)  why the order is necessary;

                     (e)  the access required for entry on to the land or for doing any other act or thing.

             (3)  In this rule:

"property " includes land, a document or any other thing, whether or not the land, document or other thing is in the possession, custody or power of a party to the proceeding.



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