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39 .         Non-federal jurisdictions of courts of summary jurisdiction

                Subject to Division 4 —

            (a)         the Magistrates Court, constituted by a magistrate, sitting at a place outside the metropolitan region; and

            (b)         the Magistrates Court, constituted by a family law magistrate, sitting at any place in the State,

                may exercise all the non-federal jurisdictions of the Family Court of Western Australia except the functions of the Court under the Adoption Act 1994 or the Surrogacy Act 2008 and, in exercising such jurisdiction, the court must have regard to the principles and matters set out in section 37, where applicable.

        [Section 39 amended: No. 25 of 2002 s. 33; No. 59 of 2004 s. 95; No. 47 of 2008 s. 61.]

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