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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 28.61

Order of referral

             (1)  A party may apply to the Court for an order under section 54A of the Act referring any of the following matters to one or more referees for inquiry and report:

                     (a)  a proceeding in the Court;

                     (b)  one or more questions or issues arising in a proceeding, whether of fact or law or both, and whether raised by pleadings, agreement of parties or otherwise.

             (2)  A referee to whom a matter has been referred under section 54A of the Act must give, in a report, the referee's opinion on the matter.

             (3)  If the Court sets a time for a referee to give an opinion, the referee must provide the opinion within the set time.

Note:          The Court may make directions about the remuneration of the referee.



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