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Meaning of court and Court

  (1)   Subject to subsection   (2), in this Act:

"court" means any court.

"Court" means any of the following courts:

  (a)   the Federal Court;

  (b)   the Supreme Court of a State or Territory;

  (c)   the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division   1);

  (d)   a court to which section   41 of the Family Law Act 1975 applies because of a Proclamation made under subsection   41(2) of that Act.

  (2)   Except where there is a clear expression of a contrary intention (for example, by use of the expression "the Court"), proceedings in relation to a matter under this Act may, subject to Part   9.6A, be brought in any court.

Note:   The matters dealt with in Part   9.6A include the applicability of limits on the jurisdictional competence of courts.

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