Family Courts Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

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Family Courts Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 6th day of April 2009

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2 of the Family Courts Amendment Act 2008, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.

Order

1 Title
  • This order is the Family Courts Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009.

2 Commencement of certain provisions of Family Courts Amendment Act 2008

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 18 May 2009, the provisions of the Family Courts Amendment Act 2008 that amend the Family Courts Act 1980 to—

  • remove the prohibition on Judges wearing gowns in Family Courts; and

  • specify who may attend a hearing of proceedings in a Family Court, if the Act under which the proceedings are brought does not provide otherwise; and

  • provide for the publication of a Family Court proceeding if there is no other enactment regulating the publication of reports or particulars of the proceeding; and

  • provide for the fees payable in respect of Family Court proceedings to be prescribed by regulations.

This order does not bring into force sections 4 and 5 of the Family Courts Amendment Act 2008 (which provide for the appointment of Senior Family Court Registrars and mediators).


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.