This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, the operative provision of which is deemed to have come into force retroactively on 17 March 2008, increases the fees payable to Community Magistrates (other than the Chief Community Magistrate) and provides a new approach for the calculation of those fees.
At present Community Magistrates are paid—
$36 for attending court for 1 hour or less on any day:
$60 for attending court for between 1 hour and 4 hours on any day:
$120 for attending court for between 4 and 8 hours on any day:
$120, plus $24 for every hour or part of an hour over 8 hours, for attending court for over 8 hours on any day.
The new remuneration rate for Community Magistrates (other than the Chief Community Magistrate) is $12.50 for each quarter hour or part of a quarter hour attending court, but no more than $400 per day.
The remuneration of the Chief Community Magistrate is determined by the Remuneration Authority.