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FEDERAL COURT RULES 2011 - RULE 3.01

Powers of the Court that may be exercised by a Registrar

             (1)  For section 35A(1)(h) of the Act, the following powers of the Court are prescribed:

                     (a)  a power of the Court under a provision of an Act mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 2;

                     (b)  a power of the Court under a provision of these Rules mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 2;

                     (c)   the power of the Court to receive evidence on any application that the Registrar is empowered to decide;

                     (d)  if the parties consent in writing:

                              (i)  the power of the Court under section 23 of the Act to make an order for the dismissal of a proceeding and to make an order for the payment of costs;

                             (ii)  the power of the Court under section 53A of the Act to make an order referring a proceeding to arbitration.

                     (e)  the power of the Court under section 20A(2) of the Act to deal with a matter without an oral hearing.

             (2)  A description in column 3 of an item in Schedule 2 is for information only.

             (3)  A Registrar may only exercise the power referred to in paragraph (1) (e) if:

                     (a)  the requirements of sections 20A(2)(a) to (c) of the Act are met; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the application was made without notice; or

                             (ii)  the parties to the proceeding consent.

Note 1:       For the powers of the Court that may, if the Court so directs, be exercised by a Registrar, see section 35A(1) of the Act.

Note 2:       Without notice is defined in the Dictionary.

Note 3:       See also the following:

(a)    sections 35A(1)(a) to (g) of the Act;

(b)    rule 16.1 and Schedule 2 to the Corporations Rules;

(c)    rule 2.02 and Schedule 1 to the Bankruptcy Rules;

(d)    rule 1.10 of the Federal Court (Criminal Proceedings) Rules 2016 .



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