Family Proceedings Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009

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Family Proceedings 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 Proceedings 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 Proceedings Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009.

2 Commencement of certain provisions of Family Proceedings Amendment Act 2008
  • The Family Proceedings Amendment Act 2008, except the following sections, comes into force on 18 May 2009:

    • (b) section 6:

    • (c) sections 8 to 12:

    • (d) section 14:

    • (e) section 15(2):

    • (f) section 16:

    • (g) section 17(3):

    • (h) section 18:

    • (i) section 19:

    • (j) section 20:

    • (k) section 27.

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, certain provisions of the Family Proceedings Amendment Act 2008 that amend the Family Proceedings Act 1980 (the principal Act) to, among other things,—

  • clarify that where a maintenance order has been registered or confirmed in New Zealand, an order varying or discharging that order must be a provisional order if a reciprocal agreement is in force with the country in which the maintenance order was made and under that agreement only a provisional order may be made; and

  • permit accredited news media reporters and support persons to be present at the hearing of any proceedings; and

  • provide that sections 11B to 11D of the Family Courts Act 1980 apply to the publication of a report of any proceedings under the principal Act in any court; and

  • repeal the requirement that court fees in respect of any proceedings be prescribed by regulations made under section 187 of the principal Act.


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.