Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

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Trans-Tasman Proceedings
Act 2010

Public Act2010 No 108
Date of assent31 August 2010
Commencementsee section 2


1 Title

2 Commencement

Part 1
Preliminary and general provisions

3 Purpose of, and guides to, this Act

4 Interpretation

5 References to repealed Australian enactments

6 Trans-Tasman market proceedings provisions not affected

7 Act binds the Crown

8 Regulations

9 Procedural rules

10 Amendments to, and revocations of, other enactments

Part 2
Trans-Tasman proceedings

Subpart 1Service in Australia of initiating documents for civil proceedings commenced in New Zealand courts and tribunals

11 Guide to this subpart

12 Application of this subpart

13 Service of initiating documents in Australia

14 Effect of service under section 13

15 Information for defendant that must be in or with documents served under section 13

16 Consequences of failing to provide information

17 Time for filing appearance or response document

18 Defendant's address for service

19 Defendant may appear remotely in hearing of application for stay

20 Security for costs

Subpart 2New Zealand courts declining jurisdiction on grounds that Australian court is more appropriate forum

21 Guide to this subpart

22 Application for stay of New Zealand civil proceeding on grounds that Australian court is more appropriate forum

23 Hearing on, or other determination of, application

24 Order of stay of proceeding

25 Exclusive choice of court agreements

26 Power to make stay subject to conditions

27 How this subpart affects New Zealand court's powers to stay proceedings

28 No restraint of proceedings

29 Suspension of limitation periods for claims made earlier in stayed proceedings in Australian courts

Subpart 3New Zealand courts giving interim relief in support of civil proceedings in Australian courts

30 Guide to this subpart

31 Application to New Zealand court for interim relief in support of Australian proceeding

32 Giving of interim relief in support of Australian proceeding

33 Application of New Zealand court procedural rules to interim relief proceeding

Subpart 4Remote appearances unrelated to remote evidence


34 Guide to this subpart

How subpart relates to other Acts

35 Evidence Act 2006 trans-Tasman evidence regime governs remote appearances related to remote evidence

36 Courts (Remote Participation) Act 2010 does not apply to appearances under this subpart

Remote appearances from Australia in New Zealand proceedings

37 Application of sections 38 to 43

38 New Zealand courts or tribunals may give parties in Australia leave to appear remotely in civil proceedings

39 Appearing remotely without leave in hearing of application for stay

40 Remote appearances from Australia by audiovisual link

41 Remote appearances from Australia by audio link

42 Costs of remote appearances from Australia

43 Powers of New Zealand court or tribunal in Australia

Remote appearances from New Zealand in Australian proceedings

44 People in New Zealand appearing remotely in Australian proceedings

45 Powers of Australian courts or tribunals in New Zealand

46 Orders of Australian courts and tribunals

47 Enforcement of orders of Australian courts and tribunals

48 Place from which remote appearance made part of Australian court or tribunal

49 Privileges, protections, and immunities of participants in Australian proceedings

50 Contempt of Australian courts or tribunals

51 Assistance to Australian courts and tribunals

Subpart 5Recognition and enforcement in New Zealand of specified judgments of Australian courts and tribunals

52 Guide to this subpart

53 When registrable Australian judgments are enforceable in New Zealand

54 Registrable Australian judgment defined

55 Orders applying subpart to Australian tribunals and their orders

56 Application to register Australian judgment

57 Registration of registrable Australian judgments

58 Currency

59 Money judgments partly satisfied when entitled person applies for registration

60 Judgments only some provisions of which are registrable

61 Setting aside registration

62 Notice to liable person

63 Effect of registration and notification

64 Restriction on enforcing registered Australian judgments

65 Stay of enforcement of registered judgment so that liable person can challenge it in Australian court or tribunal

66 Costs and expenses of enforcement of registered Australian judgments

67 Interest on registered Australian judgments

68 Enforcement of registered Australian judgment unaffected by certain rules of private international law

Subpart 6Recognition and enforcement in New Zealand of judgments given in Australian trans-Tasman market proceedings

69 Guide to this subpart

70 When judgments given in Australian trans-Tasman market proceedings are registrable under subpart 5

71 Registrable judgments include interim injunctions and other interlocutory orders

72 Registration applications may be made only to High Court

Subpart 7Recognition and enforcement in New Zealand of Australian judgments imposing civil pecuniary penalties

73 Guide to this subpart

74 When judgments imposing civil pecuniary penalties are registrable under subpart 5

75 Registration applications may be made only to specified courts

Subpart 8Recognition and enforcement in New Zealand of Australian judgments imposing regulatory regime criminal fines

76 Guide to this subpart

77 When judgments imposing regulatory regime criminal fines are registrable under subpart 5

78 Registration applications may be made only to High Court

Schedule 1
Trans-Tasman Agreement

Schedule 2
Amendments to, and revocations of, other enactments

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: