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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 2.01

Use of seal and stamps of Court

             (1)  The seal of the Court will be affixed to the following documents:

                     (a)  Rules of Court;

                     (b)  a commission issued by authority of the Court;

                     (c)  a document issued by the Court for use outside Australia;

                     (d)  any other document, as ordered by the Court or as provided under the Act or any other Act.

             (2)  The seal of the Court or the stamp of a District Registry will be affixed to the following documents:

                     (a)  an originating application, notice of address for service, interlocutory application, notice of appeal, subpoena, summons or warrant filed in the District Registry;

                     (b)  an order of the Court;

                     (c)  any other document as ordered by the Court.

             (3)  The following may be affixed to a document by hand or by electronic means:

                     (a)  the seal of the Court;

                     (b)  the signature of the Registrar;

                     (c)  the stamp of a District Registry;

                     (d)  the signature of a District Registrar or Deputy District Registrar;

                     (e)  the signature of an officer acting with the authority of the Registrar or a District Registrar.

Note 1:       Section 36 of the Act provides that the seal of the Court is to be kept in the Principal Registry. The Act provides for stamps for the Principal Registry and each District Registry designed as nearly as practicable to be the same as the seal.

Note 2:       All documents to which the seal of the Court or the stamp of the District Registry has been affixed will also be signed by the Registrar, a District Registrar, a Deputy District Registrar or an officer acting with the authority of the Registrar or District Registrar--see section 37 of the Act.



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