This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 1 July 2010, amend the Family Courts Rules 2002 (the principal rules) consequentially on the coming into force of the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2009 and the Sentencing Amendment Act (No 2) 2009.
The effect of the amendments is that certain provisions in the principal rules relating to protection orders will also apply to protection orders made under—
The amendments also require a Family Court to provide, on request, certain information to—
a District Court that, on a complaint made under section 124L(3) of the Domestic Violence Act 1995, may make a temporary protection order under section 124N(2) of that Act (see new rule 431A):
a sentencing court that, under section 123B of the Sentencing Act 2002, may make a protection order against an offender convicted of a domestic violence offence (see new rule 431B).
Date of notification in Gazette: 27 May 2010.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.