This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 3 August 2009, insert a new rule 20A in the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Rules 1989. New rule 20A sets out the options available to a Judge where a party appears at the hearing of an application without having filed a notice of intention to appear within the time specified. These options include declining to allow the party to be heard and proceeding with the hearing as if the party had not appeared.
Date of notification in Gazette: 2 July 2009.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Social Development.