District Courts Amendment Act 1979

18 References to Magistrates' Courts, etc, deemed references to District Courts
  • (1) Every reference to a Magistrate's Court in the principal Act or any other enactment specified in Schedule 1 to this Act shall be deemed for all purposes to be a reference to a Court, and every such reference to a Magistrate or a Stipendiary Magistrate shall be deemed for all purposes to be a reference to a Judge.

    (2) Every reference to a Magistrate's Court in any enactment (other than one to which subsection (1) of this section applies) passed before the date of the commencement of this section or in any document executed before that date, shall be deemed for all purposes to be a reference to a District Court, and every such reference to a Magistrate or a Stipendiary Magistrate shall be deemed for all purposes to be a reference to a District Court Judge.