This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 1 August 1998, sections 5, 6, and 7 of the Judicature Amendment Act 1998. These sections amend the Judicature Act 1908 to enable the Court of Appeal to hear most cases in divisions (either criminal or civil) made up of 3 Judges. These divisions may refer cases to a Full Court of the Court of Appeal made up of 5 or 7 Judges. A Full Court also hears cases that are considered to be of sufficient significance to warrant the consideration of a Full Court. The procedures adopted by the Judges of the Court of Appeal for assigning Judges to divisions, and for determining whether a case is of sufficient significance to warrant the consideration of a Full Court, are to be published in the Gazette.