Records designating the Principal Registry and District Registries of the Federal Court of Australia

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Dear Attorney-General's Department,

Until the passage of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021, subsection 34(2) of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) provided:

The Governor-General must designate one of the Registries as the Principal Registry, and each other Registry shall be a District Registry in respect of such District as the Governor-General specifies.

Under the FOI Act, I request access to any and all documents recording:

a) the designation of one of the Registries of the Federal Court as the Principal Registry; and
b) the designation of each other Registry of the Federal Court as a District Registry in respect of the Districts specified by the Governor-General,

that are in the possession of the Attorney-General's Department

Under the FOI Act, I also request access to any and all documents recording:

c) the designation of one of the Registries of the Federal Court as the Principal Registry by the Attorney-General after the passage of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021; and
d) the designation of each other Registry of the Federal Court as a District Registry in respect of the Districts specified by the Attorney-General after the passage of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021.

Yours faithfully,

Jake S

FOI Requests, Attorney-General's Department

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OFFICIAL

 

Dear Jake S

Freedom of Information Request FOI22/100

I refer to your request to the Attorney-General's Department (the
department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) for access
to documents.

Your request is for:

any and all documents recording:

a) the designation of one of the Registries of the Federal Court as the
Principal Registry; and

b) the designation of each other Registry of the Federal Court as a
District Registry in respect of the Districts specified by the
Governor-General,

that are in the possession of the Attorney-General's Department

Under the FOI Act, I also request access to any and all documents
recording:

c) the designation of one of the Registries of the Federal Court as the
Principal Registry by the Attorney-General after the passage of the
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments
and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021; and

d) the designation of each other Registry of the Federal Court as a
District Registry in respect of the Districts specified by the
Attorney-General after the passage of the Federal Circuit and Family Court
of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act
2021.

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Yours sincerely

Euphrasia

FOI Officer

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FOI Requests, Attorney-General's Department

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Dear Jake S

Freedom of Information Request FOI22/100

I refer to your request to the Attorney-General's Department (the
department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) for access
to documents.

 

The purpose of this email is to provide you with a decision in response to
that request. 

 

Please find attached:

·      decision letter, including:

o review rights,
o schedule of documents,
o statement of reasons, and
o documents.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me by telephone on (02) 6141
6666 or by email to [1][AGD request email].

 

Yours sincerely

Euphrasia

FOI Officer

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Dear Euphrasia,

Thank you for providing Dr Smrdel's decision.

Please thank Dr Smrdel for his decision and for the Gazette notice that he has made available.

Yours sincerely,

Jake S

FOI Requests, Attorney-General's Department

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