This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 11 October 2013, amend the Employment Court Regulations 2000 in the light of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (the Act) (most of which also comes into force on 11 October 2013). The amendments relate, in particular, to the following matters:
whether leave of the court is required to serve an initiating document for a proceeding on a defendant in Australia:
service in Australia on corporations, partnerships, and attorneys:
the address for service of a defendant on whom or on which an initiating document for a proceeding is served under the Act:
the time within which such a defendant may file an objection to the court’s jurisdiction or a statement of defence:
New Zealand civil proceedings being stayed on the grounds that an Australian court is the more appropriate forum:
if a case arises for which no procedure is otherwise prescribed, the court disposing of the case under the rules (other than those on registrable Australian judgments) in the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Regulations and Rules 2013.
Date of notification in Gazette: 5 September 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.