Courts Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2004

 

Courts Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2004

CONTENTS

Part 1 — Preliminary

1.           Short title                                                                         2

2.           Commencement                                                               2

3.           Operation of Interpretation Act 1984                               2

Part 2 — Local Courts Act 1904 repealed

Division 1 — Repeal

4.           Local Courts Act 1904 repealed                                      3

Division 2 — Transitional provisions

5.           Interpretation                                                                   3

6.           Clerks of Local Courts                                                      3

7.           Cases pending                                                                  4

8.           Existing summonses and warrants                                     4

9.           References to Local Courts Act 1904 to be read as references to Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 20044

10.         References to ‘Local Court’ to be read as references to the ‘Magistrates Court’          5

11.         Local Court Rules 1961 repealed and transitional provision 5

Part 3 — Small Claims Tribunals Act 1974 repealed

12.         Act repealed                                                                    6

13.         Transitional provisions                                                       6

Part 4 — Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1957 repealed

14.         Act repealed                                                                    7

15.         Transitional provisions                                                       7

Part 5 — Other repeals

16.         Debtors Act 1871 repealed                                              9

17.         Foreign Judgments Act 1963 repealed                             9

18.         Magisterial Districts Act 1886 repealed                           9

19.         Public Officers Act 1879 repealed                                   9

20.         Imperial Acts repealed                                                      9

Part 6 — Justices Act 1902 amended and transitional provisions

Division 1 — Amendments

21.         Act amended by this Division                                          11

22.         Long title replaced                                                          11

                  An Act relating to the functions of courts of summary jurisdiction and to the procedures to be followed in such courts.11

23.         Short title amended                                                         11

24.         Section 4 amended                                                          11

25.         Part II repealed                                                              13

26.         Part III repealed                                                             13

27.         Section 42 amended                                                        13

28.         Section 50 replaced                                                         14

50.            Complaint where summons issued                  14

29.         Section 51 replaced                                                         14

51.            Limitation period for commencing prosecutions14

30.         Sections 52 and 53 replaced                                            15

52.            When a summons may be issued                     15

31.         Section 56 amended                                                        15

32.         Section 58 amended                                                        16

33.         Section 68 replaced                                                         17

68.            Representation in court                                        17

34.         Section 75 amended                                                        18

35.         Section 79 amended                                                        19

36.         Section 86A replaced by sections 86A and 86B                19

86A.          Video or audio link may be used for remands and adjournments when defendant in custody19

86B.         Video or audio link generally                               20

37.         Section 96 amended                                                        21

38.         Section 136A amended                                                   21

39.         Sections 151, 152 and 153 replaced                                  23

151.          Costs                                                                        23

40.         Section 160 inserted                                                        25

160.          Correcting errors caused by use of false name etc.         25

41.         Section 183 amended                                                      25

42.         Section 184 amended                                                      26

43.         Section 185 replaced                                                       27

185.          Who may appeal                                                    27

44.         Section 195A inserted                                                     27

195A.       Single Judge to hear appeal unless case warrants Full Court               27

45.         Section 199 amended                                                      28

46.         Section 206 amended                                                      29

47.         Section 206A amended                                                   29

48.         Section 206E amended                                                    30

49.         Part IX replaced                                                             30

Part IX — Miscellaneous

222.          Effect of court documents                                     30

223.          Warrants of commitment, time for issuing       31

50.         Other amendments                                                         31

51.         Various headings deleted or replaced                               49

Division 1 — Appeals from courts of summary jurisdiction

Division 2 — Appeals from single Judges’ decisions on appeal

Division 3 — General

Division 2 — Transitional provisions

52.         Interpretation                                                                  51

53.         Justices of the Peace                                                      51

54.         Clerks of petty sessions                                                   52

55.         Pending proceedings                                                       53

56.         Existing summonses and warrants                                    53

57.         References to Justices Act 1902 to be read as references to Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 190254

58.         References to ‘court of petty sessions’ to be read as references to the ‘Magistrates Court’54

Part 7 — Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 amended

59.         Act amended by this Part                                                55

60.         Section 3 amended                                                          55

61.         Section 4 replaced                                                          55

4.              Application of certain Acts                                    55

62.         Section 6A inserted                                                         56

6A.            Protection of judicial officers                                56

63.         Section 10 replaced                                                         56

10.            Magistrates, appointment of                                56

64.         Section 11 repealed                                                         57

65.         Section 12 amended                                                        57

66.         Section 13 replaced                                                         58

13.            Where and when the Court operates                 58

67.         Section 16 replaced                                                         59

16.            Appointment of registrars, etc.                            59

68.         Section 19 amended                                                        59

69.         Section 19B amended                                                     60

70.         Section 32 replaced                                                         61

32.            Representation in court                                        61

71.         Section 51A inserted                                                       61

51A.          Court’s records, access to                                   61

72.         Section 53 replaced                                                         64

53.            Fees, regulations may prescribe                        64

73.         Other amendments                                                         64

Part 8 — Coroners Act 1996 amended

74.         Act amended by this Part                                                69

75.         Section 12 replaced and transitional provision                    69

12.            Coroner’s registrars                                              69

76.         Other amendments                                                         69

Part 9 — The Criminal Code amended

77.         The Criminal Code amended by this Part                          72

78.         Section 607B inserted                                                     72

607B.       Summary convictions of indictable charges     72

79.         Section 714A inserted                                                     72

714A.       Orders as to seized property                               72

80.         Other amendments                                                         73

Part 10 — District Court of Western Australia Act 1969 amended

81.         Act amended by this Part                                                78

82.         Jurisdiction of the Court increased                                   78

83.         Section 74 replaced                                                         79

74.            Court may transfer case to Magistrates Court 79

84.         Section 89A replaced                                                      80

89A.          Fees, regulations may prescribe                        80

85.         Other amendments                                                         81

Part 11 — Evidence Act 1906 amended

86.         Act amended by this Part                                                83

87.         Section 25A inserted                                                       83

25A.          Cross‑examination by accused in person        83

88.         Section 96 replaced                                                         85

96.            Supreme Court Judge’s powers may be exercised by other judicial officers                85

89.         Other amendments                                                         85

Part 12 — Family Court Act 1997 amended

90.         Act amended by this Part                                                88

91.         Section 5 amended                                                          88

92.         Section 26 amended                                                        88

93.         Section 43 amended                                                        89

94.         Section 43A amended                                                     89

95.         Other amendments                                                         90

Part 13 — Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994 amended

96.         Act amended in this Part                                                 95

97.         Section 21 amended                                                        95

98.         Section 63 amended                                                        96

99.         Section 70 replaced by sections 70 and 70A to 70E           97

70.            Determining an offender’s interest in property 97

70A.          Personal property to be sold in preference to real property                      98

70B.         Only sufficient property to be sold                       99

70C.         Seized property, Sheriff to determine fair value of99

70D.         Interests of others                                               100

70E.         Sale to be advertised                                          100

100.       Sections 71, 72 and 73 replaced by section 71                 101

71.            Warrant of execution, effect of                           101

101.       Section 74 replaced                                                       102

74.            Seizing personal property, powers enabling 102

102.       Section 75 replaced                                                       104

75.            Property that cannot be seized and sold         104

103.       Section 81 replaced                                                       104

81.            Custody of seized property                                104

104.       Section 88 replaced                                                       105

88.            Warrant, effect of                                                  105

105.       Section 91 replaced by sections 91, 91A and 91B            107

91.            Power of entry                                                       107

91A.          Offender may be permitted to sell or mortgage real property                   108

91B.         Place and manner of sale                                 110

106.       Section 98 replaced                                                       111

98.            Sheriff exempt from some licensing requirements          111

107.       Other amendments                                                        111

Part 14 — Industrial Relations Act 1979 amended

108.       Act amended in this Part                                               115

109.       Section 81D amended                                                   115

110.       Section 81F inserted                                                      116

81F.          Industrial magistrate’s court records, access to records 116

111.       Sections 88 and 89 replaced                                           117

88.            Judgments, enforcement of                              117

112.       Other amendments                                                        118

Part 15 — Mining Act 1978 amended

113.       Act amended in this Part                                               120

114.       Section 133 replaced                                                     120

133.          Offences to be dealt with by magistrate          120

115.       Sections 140 and 141 replaced                                       120

140.          Judgments, enforcement of                              120

116.       Other amendments                                                        121

Part 16 — Residential Tenancies Act 1987 amended

117.       Act amended in this Part                                               123

118.       Section 3 amended                                                        123

119.       Sections 12, 12A and 13 replaced                                   123

12.            Interpretation                                                        123

12A.          Jurisdiction over prescribed disputes             124

13.            Jurisdiction over other disputes                       124

13A.          Magistrates Court’s jurisdiction                        125

120.       Various references changed                                          126

121.       Other amendments                                                        127

Part 17 — Restraining Orders Act 1997 amended

122.       Act amended by this Part                                              132

123.       References to “clerk” changed                                      132

124.       Other amendments                                                        133

Part 18 — Supreme Court Act 1935 amended

125.       Act amended by this Part                                              138

126.       Section 17 inserted                                                        138

17.            Court may transfer case to lower court           138

127.       Section 171 replaced                                                     139

171.          Fees, regulations may prescribe                     139

128.       Other amendments                                                        140

Part 19 — Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 1981 amended

129.       Act amended by this Part                                              143

130.       Section 120 inserted                                                      143

120.          Compensation magistrate’s court records, access to     143

131.       Part IIIA Division 6 replaced                                         144

Division 6 — Enforcement of compensation magistrate’s court judgments

84ZZ.       Judgments, enforcement of                              144

132.       Section 176 amended                                                    145

133.       Other amendments                                                        146

Part 20 — Amendments to Acts about land

Division 1 — Registration of Deeds Act 1856 amended

134.       Act amended by this Division                                         148

135.       Section 1 replaced                                                         148

1.              Application of Act                                                  148

136.       Other amendments                                                        148

Division 2 — Transfer of Land Act 1893 amended

137.       Act amended by this Division                                         149

138.       Section 133 replaced                                                     149

133.          Property (seizure and sale) order, registration of etc.       149

139.       Section 138 amended                                                    154

140.       Other amendments                                                        155

Part 21 — Amendments to other Acts

141.       Various Acts amended                                                  158

142.       Other amendments to various Acts                                158

Part 22 — Transitional provisions

Division 1 — Provisions about enforcing judgments

143.       Interpretation                                                                159

144.       Judgments not satisfied before commencement               159

145.       Pending proceedings to enforce a judgment                    159

146.       Pending process to enforce a judgment                           160

147.       Existing bailiffs and their assistants, termination of appointment etc.          162

Division 2 — General

148.       Transitional regulations                                                  163

Schedule 1 — Amendments to various Acts

1.           Aboriginal Communities Act 1979                               165

2.           Administration Act 1903                                              165

3.           Agricultural Practices (Disputes) Act 1995                 165

4.           Agriculture and Related Resources Protection Act 1976165

5.           Agriculture Protection Board Act 1950                       166

6.           Animal Welfare 2002                                                   166

7.           Art Gallery Act 1959                                                   166

8.           Artificial Breeding of Stock Act 1965                          166

9.           Auction Sales Act 1973                                               166

10.         Bail Act 1982                                                              168

11.         Betting Control Act 1954                                             172

12.         Bills of Sale Act 1899                                                  173

13.         Bread Act 1982                                                           174

14.         Builders’ Registration Act 1939                                  174

15.         Bush Fires Act 1954                                                    174

16.         Business Names Act 1962                                            175

17.         Cattle Industry Compensation Act 1965                      175

18.         Censorship Act 1996                                                   175

19.         Census Act 1891                                                         176

20.         Charitable Collections Act 1946                                 176

21.         Chicken Meat Industry Act 1977                                 176

22.         Child Welfare Act 1947                                               177

23.         Coal Industry Tribunal of Western Australia Act 1992 178

24.         Coal Miners’ Welfare Act 1947                                   178

25.         Companies (Co‑operative) Act 1943                           178

26.         Competition Policy Reform (Western Australia) Act 1996178

27.         Conservation and Land Management Act 1984          179

28.         Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act 1900       179

29.         Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899                       179

30.         Contaminated Sites Act 2003                                       180

31.         Control of Vehicles (Off‑road areas) Act 1978           180

32.         Co‑operative and Provident Societies Act 1903          181

33.         Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003              182

34.         Country Areas Water Supply Act 1947                        183

35.         Country Towns Sewerage Act 1948                             184

36.         Court Security and Custodial Services Act 1999         184

37.         Credit Act 1984                                                           185

38.         Credit (Administration) Act 1984                                 185

39.         Cremation Act 1929                                                    185

40.         Criminal Investigation (Extra‑territorial) Offences Act 1987               185

41.         Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Defendants) Act 1996185

42.         Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000                   187

43.         Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline Act 1997                       188

44.         Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964                            188

45.         Dental Prosthetists Act 1985                                       188

46.         Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991                   188

47.         Disability Services Act 1993                                        188

48.         Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970                    189

49.         Distress for Rent Abolition Act 1936                           189

50.         Dividing Fences Act 1961                                           189

51.         Dog Act 1976                                                              191

52.         Electoral Act 1907                                                      191

53.         Electricity Act 1945                                                     192

54.         Employment Agents Act 1976                                      193

55.         Energy Coordination Act 1994                                   193

56.         Energy Operators (Powers) Act 1979                         193

57.         Environmental Protection Act 1986                             193

58.         Equal Opportunity Act 1984                                       194

59.         Fair Trading Act 1987                                                194

60.         Fertilizers Act 1977                                                     195

61.         Finance Brokers Control Act 1975                             195

62.         Financial Transaction Reports Act 1995                     195

63.         Fire Brigades Act 1942                                               195

64.         Firearms Act 1973                                                       196

65.         Fish Resources Management Act 1994                        196

66.         Fuel, Energy and Power Resources Act 1972             196

67.         Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987              197

68.         Gas Standards Act 1972                                             197

69.         Gold Corporation Act 1947                                        197

70.         Government Railways Act 1904                                   197

71.         Guardianship and Administration Act 1990                198

72.         Hairdressers Registration Act 1946                            198

73.         Health Act 1911                                                          198

74.         Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990                      205

75.         Hire Purchase Act 1959                                              205

76.         Home Building Contracts Act 1991                             205

77.         Income Tax Assessment Act 1937                                206

78.         Interpretation Act 1984                                               207

79.         Juries Act 1957                                                           208

80.         Justices of the Peace Act 2004                                    208

81.         Kalgoorlie and Boulder Racing Clubs Act 1904         208

82.         Land Administration Act 1997                                     209

83.         Land Boundaries Act 1841                                          210

84.         Land Drainage Act 1925                                             210

85.         Land Valuers Licensing Act 1978                                211

86.         Legal Practice Act 2003                                              211

87.         Legal Representation of Infants Act 1977                   211

88.         Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951             211

89.         Lights (Navigation Protection) Act 1938                     212

90.         Limitation Act 1935                                                     212

91.         Liquor Licensing Act 1988                                          212

92.         Litter Act 1979                                                            213

93.         Local Government Act 1995                                        213

94.         Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960213

95.         Long Service Leave Act 1958                                      216

96.         Marketing of Potatoes Act 1946                                 216

97.         Medical Act 1894                                                        216

98.         Metropolitan Region Town Planning Scheme Act 1959216

99.         Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Act 1909           217

100.       Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994                        218

101.       Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993            218

102.       Misuse of Drugs Act 1981                                           218

103.       Motor Vehicle Dealers Act 1973                                 218

104.       Motor Vehicle Repairers Act 2003                              219

105.       Motor Vehicle (Third Party Insurance) Act 1943        219

106.       Museum Act 1969                                                        220

107.       Native Title (State Provisions) Act 1999                      220

108.       Newspaper Libel and Registration Act 1884               220

109.       Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984                  220

110.       Occupational Therapists Registration Act 1980          221

111.       Official Prosecutions (Defendants’ Costs) Act 1973   222

112.       Parks and Reserves Act 1895                                      222

113.       Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1971                        223

114.       Parole Orders (Transfer) Act 1984                             223

115.       Partnership Act 1895                                                  223

116.       Pawnbrokers and Second‑hand Dealers Act 1994      223

117.       Petroleum Act 1967                                                     225

118.       Petroleum Products Pricing Act 1983                         226

119.       Petroleum Safety Act 1999                                          226

120.       Pharmacy Act 1964                                                     226

121.       Podiatrists Registration Act 1984                                226

122.       Poisons Act 1964                                                        226

123.       Police Act 1892                                                           227

124.       Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987             233

125.       Poultry Industry (Trust Fund) Act 1948                      233

126.       Prisoners (Interstate Transfer) Act 1983                     233

127.       Prisons Act 1981                                                         234

128.       Professional Standards Act 1997                                236

129.       Prostitution Act 2000                                                  236

130.       Protective Custody Act 2000                                       237

131.       Psychologists Registration Act 1976                           237

132.       Public Notaries Act 1979                                            238

133.       Public Trustee Act 1941                                              238

134.       Public Works Act 1902                                                238

135.       Radiation Safety Act 1975                                           238

136.       Rail Safety Act 1998                                                    238

137.       Real Estate and Business Agents Act 1978                  239

138.       Restraint of Debtors Act 1984                                     239

139.       Road Traffic Act 1974                                                 239

s. 76(10)(b)                                                                                 241

140.       Sale of Goods Act 1895                                              241

141.       Sale of Land Act 1970                                                 241

142.       Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996      242

143.       Sentencing Act 1995                                                   242

144.       Settlement Agents Act 1981                                         243

145.       Soil and Land Conservation Act 1945                         244

146.       Spear‑guns Control Act 1955                                      244

147.       Spent Convictions Act 1988                                        244

148.       State Administrative Tribunal Act 2004                       244

149.       Stock (Identification and Movement) Act 1970           244

150.       Strata Titles Act 1985                                                  245

151.       Street Alignment Act 1844                                           245

152.       Street Collections (Regulation) Act 1940                     245

153.       Suitors’ Fund Act 1964                                               246

154.       Surveillance Devices Act 1998                                    246

155.       Travel Agents Act 1985                                               247

156.       University of Western Australia Act 1911                    247

157.       Veterinary Preparations and Animal Feeding Stuffs Act 1976             247

158.       Vexatious Proceedings Restriction Act 2000               247

159.       Warehousemen’s Liens Act 1952                                 248

160.       Water Boards Act 1904                                               248

161.       Waterways Conservation Act 1976                              250

162.       Weapons Act 1999                                                      250

163.       Weights and Measures Act 1915                                 251

164.       Welfare and Assistance Act 1961                                251

165.       Western Australian Marine Act 1982                          253

166.       Western Australian Trotting Association Act 1946      254

167.       Wheat Products (Prices Fixation) Act 1938                 254

168.       White Phosphorus Matches Prohibition Act 1912       254

169.       Wildlife Conservation Act 1950                                   254

170.       Workmen’s Wages Act 1898                                        255

171.       Young Offenders Act 1994                                          255

Schedule 2 — Other amendments to Acts

1.           Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972                                     257

2.           Aerial Spraying Control Act 1966                               257

3.           Agricultural Produce Commission Act 1988                258

4.           Agriculture and Related Resources Protection Act 1976258

5.           Animal Welfare Act 2002                                             258

6.           Architects Act 1921                                                     258

7.           Boxing Control Act 1987                                             259

8.           Cemeteries Act 1986                                                    259

9.           Chiropractors Act 1964                                              260

10.         Commercial Tribunal Act 1984                                    260

11.         Community Services Act 1972                                     260

12.         Control of Vehicles (Off‑road areas) Act 1978           260

13.         Debt Collectors Licensing Act 1964                            260

14.         Dental Prosthetists Act 1985                                       261

15.         Dog Act 1976                                                              261

16.         Electricity Act 1945                                                     262

17.         Employment Agents Act 1976                                      263

18.         Fire Brigades Act 1942                                               264

19.         Firearms Act 1973                                                       264

20.         First Home Owner Grant Act 2000                              265

21.         Gas Standards Act 1972                                             265

22.         Hairdressers Registration Act 1946                            266

23.         Health Act 1911                                                          266

24.         Hire Purchase Act 1959                                              268

25.         Hospitals and Health Services Act 1927                     268

26.         Land Administration Act 1997                                     268

27.         Licensed Surveyors Act 1909                                      269

28.         Local Government Act 1995                                        269

29.         Marketing of Eggs Act 1945                                       270

30.         Marketing of Potatoes Act 1946                                 270

31.         Metropolitan Region Town Planning Scheme Act 1959270

32.         Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage Act 1909           270

33.         Motor Vehicle Drivers Instructors Act 1963                271

34.         Nurses Act 1992                                                          271

35.         Occupational Therapists Registration Act 1980          272

36.         Painters’ Registration Act 1961                                  272

37.         Pawnbrokers and Second‑hand Dealers Act 1994      273

38.         Plant Pests and Diseases (Eradication Funds) Act 1974274

39.         Podiatrists Registration Act 1984                                274

40.         Poisons Act 1964                                                        274

41.         Psychologists Registration Act 1976                           275

42.         Public Meetings and Processions Act 1984                 275

43.         Racing Penalties (Appeals) Act 1990                          277

44.         Radiation Safety Act 1975                                           277

45.         Retirement Villages Act 1992                                       277

46.         Road Traffic Act 1974                                                 278

47.         Security and Related Activities (Control) Act 1996      278

48.         Strata Titles Act 1985                                                  279

49.         Taxi Act 1994                                                              279

50.         Transport Co-ordination Act 1966                              279

51.         Veterinary Preparations and Animal Feeding Stuffs Act 1976             280

 

 

 

 

Courts Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2004

No. 59 of 2004

An Act —

·to repeal various Acts;

·to amend various Acts; and

·to enact transitional provisions,

as a consequence of and in connection with the enactment of —

·the Justices of the Peace Act 2004;

·the Magistrates Court Act 2004;

·the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004; and

·the Civil Judgments Enforcement Act 2004,

and to amend various Acts in relation to procedural and other matters.

 

[Assented to 23 November 2004]

 

The Parliament of Western Australia enacts as follows:

Part 1 Preliminary

1.           Short title

             This Act may be cited as the Courts Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2004.

2.           Commencement

     (1)    This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by proclamation.

     (2)    Different days may be fixed under subsection (1) for different provisions.

     (3)    For the purposes of subsection (2), each amendment in a Table to a provision of this Act or in Schedule 1 or 2 is to be taken to be a separate provision of this Act.

3.           Operation of Interpretation Act 1984

             If an enactment is repealed by this Act and is re‑enacted (with or without modification) by the — 

                 (a)    Civil Judgments Enforcement Act 2004;

                 (b)    Justices of the Peace Act 2004;

                 (c)    Magistrates Court Act 2004; or

                 (d)    Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004,

             then for the purposes of the Interpretation Act 1984 section 36, the enactment is to be taken to have been repealed and re‑enacted by the Act referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d).

Part 2 — Local Courts Act 1904 repealed

Division 1 — Repeal

4.           Local Courts Act 1904 repealed

             The Local Courts Act 1904 is repealed.

Division 2Transitional provisions

5.           Interpretation

             In this Division —

              “commencement” means the commencement of this Division.

6.           Clerks of Local Courts

     (1)    If immediately before commencement a person holds office under the Local Courts Act 1904 section 13 as a clerk, then on commencement the person is to be taken to have been appointed —

                 (a)    in the case of a person who immediately before commencement is an employee of the department principally assisting the Minister with the administration of the Local Courts Act 1904 — under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 section 26(2) as a Registrar of the Magistrates Court;

                 (b)    in any other case — under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 section 26(2) and (6) as a Registrar of the Magistrates Court.

     (2)    If immediately before commencement a person holds office under the Local Courts Act 1904 section 13 as an assistant clerk, then on commencement the person is to be taken to have been appointed under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 section 26(2) as a Deputy Registrar of the Magistrates Court.

7.           Cases pending

             If immediately before commencement an action or matter (as defined in the Local Courts Act 1904) is pending before a Local Court, then on commencement the action or matter —

                 (a)    is to be taken to be a case pending before the Magistrates Court; and

                 (b)    shall be heard and determined under the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 as if it is within the civil jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court.

8.           Existing summonses and warrants

     (1)    If immediately before commencement a summons, warrant or other process issued under the Local Courts Act 1904, other than an enforcement process within the meaning of section 143, is in force, then on commencement the summons, warrant or process is to be taken to be a summons, warrant or process issued under the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004.

     (2)    If immediately before commencement a summons or warrant is in force and requires a person to attend or to be brought before a Local Court, then on commencement the summons or warrant is to be taken to require the person to attend or to be brought before the Magistrates Court at the place specified in the summons or warrant.

9.           References to Local Courts Act 1904 to be read as references to Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004

             A reference in a written law or book, document or writing to the Local Courts Act 1904 is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed as if it had been amended to be a reference to the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004.

10.         References to ‘Local Court’ to be read as references to the ‘Magistrates Court’

             A reference in a written law or book, document or writing to a Local Court is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed as if it had been amended to be a reference to the Magistrates Court.

11.         Local Court Rules 1961 repealed and transitional provision

     (1)    The Local Court Rules 1961 are repealed.

     (2)    Until subsection (1) comes into operation, the Local Court Rules 1961, as in force immediately before the commencement of this subsection, continue in operation with any necessary changes as if they were rules of court made under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 and the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 and accordingly may be amended by rules of court made under those Acts.

     (3)    If subsection (1) comes into operation before subsection (2), subsection (2) is repealed.

Part 3 Small Claims Tribunals Act 1974 repealed

12.         Act repealed

             The Small Claims Tribunals Act 1974 is repealed.

13.         Transitional provisions

     (1)    In this section —

              “commencement” means the commencement of this Part.

     (2)    If immediately before commencement a small claim is pending before a Small Claims Tribunal, then on commencement the small claim is to be taken to be an action within the civil jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court and may be heard and determined accordingly subject to the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004.

     (3)    If immediately before commencement an order made by a Small Claims Tribunal is in force under the Small Claims Tribunals Act 1974, then on commencement the order is taken to be an order made by the Magistrates Court and has effect accordingly.

     (4)    The repeal of the Small Claims Tribunals Act 1974 does not prevent an application or order being made under the Suitors’ Fund Act 1964 in relation to a claim that was before a Small Claims Tribunal before commencement.

     (5)    On commencement and for the purposes of subsection (4) the Magistrates Court has jurisdiction to make any order under the Suitors’ Fund Act 1964 that a Small Claims Tribunal would have had jurisdiction to make under that Act immediately before commencement.

     (6)    A reference in a written law or book, document or writing to a Small Claims Tribunal is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed as if it had been amended to be a reference to the Magistrates Court.

Part 4 Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1957 repealed

14.         Act repealed

             The Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1957 is repealed.

15.         Transitional provisions

     (1)    In this section —

              “commencement” means the commencement of this Part;

              “repealed Act” means the Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1957.

     (2)    If immediately before commencement a person, by virtue of an appointment under a provision of the repealed Act referred to in column 1 of the Table to this subsection, holds an office described in column 2, then on commencement the person is to be taken to have been appointed under the provision of the Magistrates Court Act 2004 referred to in column 3 to the office described in column 4.

Table

Repealed Act

Old office

Magistrates Court Act 2004

New office

s. 4(1)

Stipendiary magistrate

Schedule 1 clause 3

Magistrate

s. 4(4)

Chief Stipendiary Magistrate

Schedule 1 clause 6(1)

Chief Magistrate

s. 4(4)

Deputy Chief Stipendiary Magistrate

Schedule 1 clause 6(2)

Deputy Chief Magistrate

s. 5C(2)

Stipendiary magistrate on terms and conditions

Schedule 1 clause 9

Acting magistrate on the same terms and conditions

     (3)    If immediately before commencement a person is the subject of a direction made under section 5B(3) of the repealed Act, then on commencement the person is to be taken to have been appointed under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 Schedule 1 clause 9 as an acting magistrate for a period ending at the time when the person would leave office under the direction.

     (4)    A person who under this section is taken to have been appointed under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 to an office is not required to take the oaths or affirmations of office under that Act in respect of that office.

     (5)    For the purposes of the Magistrates Court Act 2004 Schedule 1 clause 7 the seniority of people who under subsection (2) are to be taken to have been appointed as magistrates of the Magistrates Court is to be determined according to the dates of their appointment as stipendiary magistrates.

     (6)    The remuneration, existing or accrued rights, rights under a superannuation scheme, or continuity of service, of a stipendiary magistrate to whom subsections (2) and (3) apply is not affected by those subsections.

     (7)    A reference in a written law or book, document or writing to a stipendiary magistrate is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed as if it had been amended to be a reference to a magistrate.

     (8)    A reference in a written law or book, document or writing to the Chief Stipendiary Magistrate is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed as if it had been amended to be a reference to the Chief Magistrate.

Part 5 Other repeals

16.         Debtors Act 1871 repealed

             The Debtors Act 1871 is repealed.

17.         Foreign Judgments Act 1963 repealed

             The Foreign Judgments Act 1963 is repealed.

18.         Magisterial Districts Act 1886 repealed

             The Magisterial Districts Act 1886 is repealed.

19.         Public Officers Act 1879 repealed

             The Public Officers Act 1879 is repealed.

20.         Imperial Acts repealed

     (1)    The following Imperial Acts or provisions of them are repealed in so far as they are part of the law of Western Australia —

                 (a)    11 Henry VI c. 6 (1433);

                 (b)    section 1 of 8 Anne c. 18 (1709)
[Landlord and Tenant Act 1709];

                 (c)    1 & 2 Victoria c. 74 (1838)
[An Act to facilitate the Recovery of Possession of Tenements after due Determination of the Tenancy.]
[Small Tenements Recovery Act 1838]
[Adopted by Imperial Acts Adopting Act 1844];

                 (d)    1 & 2 Victoria c. 110 (1838)
[An Act for abolishing Arrest on Mesne Process in Civil Actions, except in certain Cases; for extending the Remedies of Creditors against the Property of Debtors; and for amending the Laws for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in England.]
[Judgments Act 1838]
[Adopted by Imperial Acts Adopting Ordinance 1867];

                 (e)    sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of 2 & 3 Victoria c. 11 (1839)
[An Act for the better Protection of Purchasers against Judgments, Crown Debts, Lis Pendens, and Fiats in Bankruptcy.]
[Judgments Act 1839]
[Adopted by Imperial Acts Adopting Ordinance 1867];

                  (f)    3 & 4 Victoria c. 82 (1840)
[An Act for further amending the Act for abolishing Arrest on Mesne Process in Civil Actions.]
[Judgments Act 1840]
[Adopted by Imperial Acts Adopting Ordinance 1867];

                (g)    sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 of 18 & 19 Victoria c. 15 (1855)
[An Act for the better Protection of Purchasers against Judgments, Crown Debts, Cases of Lis Pendens, and Life Annuities or Rentcharges.]
[Judgments Act 1855]
[Adopted by Imperial Acts Adopting Ordinance 1867].

     (2)    In respect of each Imperial enactment referred to in subsection (1), Part V of the Interpretation Act 1984 applies as if a reference in that Part to the repeal of a written law or to the repeal of an enactment were a reference to the repeal of the Imperial enactment.

Part 6Justices Act 1902 amended and transitional provisions

Division 1 — Amendments

21.         Act amended by this Division

             The amendments in this Division are to the Justices Act 1902*.

              [* Reprint 14 as at 16 May 2003.]

22.         Long title replaced

             The long title is repealed and the following long title is inserted instead —

              An Act relating to the functions of courts of summary jurisdiction and to the procedures to be followed in such courts.

”.

23.         Short title amended

             Section 1 is amended by deleting “Justices” and inserting instead —

             “ Criminal Procedure (Summary) ”.

24.         Section 4 amended

             Section 4 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by inserting in the appropriate alphabetical positions the following definitions —

    agent, in respect of a person who is a party to proceedings before a court of summary jurisdiction, means the solicitor or counsel for the person, or any other person who lawfully appears for the person;

    “court of summary jurisdiction means —

         (a)    the Children’s Court;

        (b)    the Magistrates Court; or

         (c)    any other court to which this Act applies;

    DPP means the Director of Public Prosecutions appointed under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991;

    judicial officer, in relation to a court of summary jurisdiction, means the person who constitutes the court and, where the court is constituted by more than one person, means each of those persons;

    “prescribed investigator means —

         (a)    a police officer; or

        (b)    an officer of a prescribed public authority who is authorised by the public authority, or under a written law, to commence prosecutions;

    “prescribed public authority means a public authority that is prescribed by the regulations;

    “public authority means —

         (a)    a Minister of the Crown;

        (b)    a department of the Public Service;

         (c)    a local government or a regional local government; or

        (d)    a body, whether incorporated or not, that is established for a public purpose under a written law and that, under the authority of a written law, performs a statutory function on behalf of the State;

    registrar means a registrar of a court of summary jurisdiction;

”;

                 (b)    by deleting the definition of “justices” and inserting instead —

    justice means a Justice of the Peace appointed under the Justices of the Peace Act 2004;

”;

                 (c)    by deleting the definition of “magistrate” and inserting instead —

    magistrate means a magistrate appointed under —

         (a)    the Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988;

        (b)    the Magistrates Court Act 2004; or

         (c)    any other written law for the purpose of constituting a court to which this Act applies;

”;

                 (d)    by deleting the definition of “oath”.

25.         Part II repealed

             Part II is repealed.

26.         Part III repealed

             Part III is repealed.

27.         Section 42 amended

             Section 42 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by inserting before “Unless” the subsection designation “(1)”;

                 (b)    by deleting “justices” and inserting instead —

                         “ a court of summary jurisdiction ”;

                 (c)    by inserting before “complaint” —

                         “ written ”;

                 (d)    by inserting the following subsections —

    (2)    A complaint being made on oath shall be signed and sworn before a magistrate, justice or registrar.

    (3)    A complaint not being made on oath shall be signed before a magistrate, justice or registrar, unless the person making it is a prescribed investigator.

”.

28.         Section 50 replaced

             Section 50 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

50.         Complaint where summons issued

            When it is intended to issue a summons instead of a warrant in the first instance, the complaint need not be on oath.

”.

29.         Section 51 replaced

             Section 51 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

51.         Limitation period for commencing prosecutions

    (1)    Proceedings before a court of summary jurisdiction for a simple offence must be commenced within 12 months from the time when the matter for complaint arose, unless another written law provides otherwise.

    (2)    Proceedings before a court of summary jurisdiction are commenced —

    (a)    on the day on which a complaint is signed under section 42 by the person making it before a magistrate, justice or registrar; or

    (b)    if a complaint is made by a prescribed investigator and is not signed before a magistrate, justice or registrar — on the day on which it is lodged with the court.

”.

30.         Sections 52 and 53 replaced

             Sections 52 and 53 are repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

52.         When a summons may be issued

    (1)    If a complaint is made before a magistrate, justice or registrar that any person is guilty of, or is suspected of having committed or is liable to be dealt with in respect of an offence, then that officer may issue his summons.

    (2)    If a complaint is made by a prescribed investigator and is not signed before a magistrate, justice or registrar, the investigator may issue a summons which shall have the same force and effect as if issued by a magistrate, justice or registrar.

”.

31.         Section 56 amended

     (1)    Section 56 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by inserting before “Subject to” the subsection designation “(1)”;

                 (b)    in the proviso by deleting “clerk of petty sessions” and inserting instead —

                         “ registrar ”;

                 (c)    by deleting the third paragraph.

     (2)    Section 56 is amended by inserting the following subsections —

    (2)    Service by post shall be effected by a registrar properly addressing and posting (by prepaid post) the summons as a letter to the person to be served at his last known place of residence or business.

    (3)    A summons that is served by post is to be taken to have been served at the time when the letter would have been delivered in the ordinary course of post.

    (4)    A certificate by the registrar that the summons was posted in accordance with subsection (2) is proof of service, in the absence of evidence to the contrary.

”.

32.         Section 58 amended

             Section 58 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting the paragraph beginning with “When complaint” and ending with “law.”and inserting the following subsection instead —

    (1)    When a complaint is made before a magistrate or justice that any person is guilty of, or is suspected of having committed or is liable to be dealt with in respect of an indictable offence, that officer may issue his warrant to apprehend the defendant and to cause him to be brought before a court of summary jurisdiction to be further dealt with according to law.

”;

                 (b)    by inserting before “Provided that” the subsection designation “(2)”;

                 (c)    by inserting after “Provided that the” —

                         “ magistrate or ”;

                 (d)    by inserting before “Notwithstanding” the subsection designation “(3)”;

                 (e)    by inserting after “summons, any” —

                         “ magistrate or ”.

33.         Section 68 replaced

             Section 68 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

68.         Representation in court

    (1)    In this section —

    “complainant includes applicant;

    “lawyer means a person who is admitted and entitled to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court.

    (2)    A party to a proceeding before a court of summary jurisdiction is personally entitled to appear before the court in order to present and conduct the party’s case and to call, examine, cross‑examine and re‑examine witnesses.

    (3)    Unless another written law expressly provides otherwise, the entitlement under subsection (2) may be performed —

    (a)    on a complainant’s behalf by a person permitted under subsection (4); or

    (b)    on any party’s behalf —

     (i)    by a lawyer; or

     (ii)    with the court’s leave by a person who is not a lawyer.

    (4)    Despite the Legal Practice Act 2003, in a proceeding before a court of summary jurisdiction —

    (a)    the State, or a complainant who is a police officer acting in the course of duty, may be represented by a police officer acting in the course of duty;

    (b)    a complainant who is acting for or on behalf of a public authority may be represented by an officer or employee of the public authority acting in the course of duty.

    (5)    The court may only give leave under subsection (3)(b)(ii) in exceptional circumstances.

    (6)    A person who is not a lawyer and who, having been given leave under subsection (3)(b)(ii), performs any act referred to in subsection (2) on behalf of a party is not entitled to claim, receive or recover, directly or indirectly, money or other remuneration for doing so.

”.

34.         Section 75 amended

             Section 75(1) and (2) are repealed and the following subsections are inserted instead —

    (1)    If a person summoned as a witness does not appear at the time and place appointed by the summons then, after proof that the summons was duly served on the person and, except in the case of indictable offences, that a reasonable sum was paid or tendered to the person for the person’s costs and expenses of attendance, the court of summary jurisdiction may issue a warrant to have the person arrested and brought before the court.

    (2)    A person arrested under such a warrant is to be brought before the court as soon as practicable.

”.

35.         Section 79 amended

             Section 79(2) and (3) are repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (2)    If under subsection (1) a court remands a defendant, it must not do so for a period that exceeds 8 clear days, unless the defendant consents.

”.

36.         Section 86A replaced by sections 86A and 86B

             Section 86A is repealed and the following sections are inserted instead —

86A.      Video or audio link may be used for remands and adjournments when defendant in custody

    (1)    This section applies if —

    (a)    a defendant is charged with an offence before a court of summary jurisdiction;

    (b)    the defendant is in custody, whether in relation to the charge or not;

    (c)    the defendant is required to appear before the court in relation to the charge for purposes other than the hearing or determination of the charge; and

    (d)    there is a video link or audio link (within the meaning of section 120 of the Evidence Act 1906) between the place where the defendant is in custody and the court.

    (2)    If the defendant’s appearance will be his first in relation to the charge, the person in whose custody the defendant is shall bring the defendant before the court in person, unless the court has ordered that the defendant be brought before the video link or audio link.

    (3)    If the defendant’s appearance will be his second or subsequent in relation to the charge, the person in whose custody the defendant is shall, notwithstanding any warrant that commands that the defendant be brought before the court, bring the defendant before the video link or audio link, unless the court has ordered that the defendant be brought before the court in person.

    (4)    A court may make an order under subsection (2) or (3) on its own initiative or on the application of a party to the proceeding, at any time, if satisfied it is necessary for the proper administration of justice to do so.

    (5)    The defendant shall not be brought before an audio link unless a video link is not available and cannot reasonably be made available.

    (6)    When a defendant is brought before a video link or audio link in accordance with this section, the court may, in relation to the charge, exercise the powers in sections 79, 80 and 86 and comply with the Bail Act 1982 as if the defendant were personally present before it.

86B.      Video or audio link generally

    (1)    This section applies if —

    (a)    a defendant is charged with an offence before a court of summary jurisdiction; and

    (b)    the defendant is required to appear before the court in relation to the charge for any purpose.

    (2)    On an application by the defendant, the court may permit the defendant to appear before a video link (within the meaning of section 120 of the Evidence Act 1906) with the court.

    (3)    When a defendant appears before a video link as permitted by the court, the court may deal with the charge as if the defendant were personally present before it.

    (4)    This section is in addition to and does not affect the operation of sections 120 to 132 of the Evidence Act 1906.

”.

37.         Section 96 amended

     (1)    Section 96(1) is amended by deleting “courts of petty sessions” and inserting instead —

             “ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

     (2)    After section 96(1) the following subsection is inserted —

    (2)    Regulations may authorise the chief executive officer to approve forms for the purposes of this Act.

”.

38.         Section 136A amended

     (1)    Section 136A(1) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (1)    Where a decision is given by a court of summary jurisdiction in default of appearance by the complainant or by the defendant, the party who did not appear may, within 21 days after the party becomes aware of the decision, or within such further period as the court at the place where the decision was given may allow, serve on the registrar of the court notice in writing of his intention to apply to the court to set the decision aside, and of the grounds of the application.

”.

     (2)    Section 136A(2) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “clerk of petty sessions” and inserting instead —

                         “ registrar ”;

                 (b)    by deleting “of petty sessions” in the second place where it occurs.

     (3)    Section 136A(3) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “The applicant” and inserting instead —

                         “ If the registrar so decides, the applicant ”;

                 (b)    by deleting “court of petty sessions” and inserting instead —

                         “ magistrate, justice or registrar ”.

     (4)    Section 136A(3a) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “court thinks fit and the court shall where it is constituted by a justice or justices, and may in any other case,” and inserting instead —

                         “ registrar thinks fit and the registrar may ”;

                 (b)    by deleting “clerk of petty sessions” and inserting instead —

                         “ registrar ”.

     (5)    Section 136A(3b) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “On a recognisance being given under subsection (3)” and inserting instead —

                         “ On an application being made under this section ”;

                 (b)    by deleting “of petty sessions”.

     (6)    Section 136A(4) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “clerk of petty sessions” and inserting instead —

                         “ registrar ”;

                 (b)    by deleting “of petty sessions” in the second place where it occurs.

     (7)    Section 136A(5a) is amended by deleting “justices set” and inserting instead —

             “ the court sets ”.

39.         Sections 151, 152 and 153 replaced

             Sections 151, 152 and 153 are repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

151.       Costs

    (1)    In this section —

    “dismiss, in relation to a charge in a complaint, means to dismiss the charge without considering its merits;

    “official prosecution has the meaning given by the Official Prosecutions (Defendants’ Costs) Act 1973;

    “OPDC determination means a determination made under section 210 of the Legal Practice Act 2003 for the purposes of the Official Prosecutions (Defendants’ Costs) Act 1973.

    (2)    Subject to the Official Prosecutions (Defendants’ Costs) Act 1973 and this section, a successful party to a matter is entitled to the party’s costs.

    (3)    In any proceedings on a complaint, if a court of summary jurisdiction convicts a defendant, the court may order the defendant to pay all or a part of the complainant’s costs.

    (4)    In any proceeding that is not an official prosecution, if a court of summary jurisdiction acquits a defendant or dismisses a charge, the court may order the complainant to pay all or a part of the defendant’s costs.

    (5)    Subsection (4) does not affect the operation of the Official Prosecutions (Defendants’ Costs) Act 1973.

    (6)    In a matter that is not a prosecution, a court of summary jurisdiction may make any orders as to costs that it thinks fit.

    (7)    If subsection (3), (4) or (6) applies the costs are to be assessed in accordance with the relevant OPDC determination and section 215 of the Legal Practice Act 2003.

    (8)    If subsection (3), (4) or (6) applies, the court may reduce the costs that it would otherwise have awarded, or refuse to award costs, to the party concerned if —

    (a)    any act or omission of or caused by the party (other than an act or omission that is the subject of a charge) was unreasonable in the circumstances and contributed to the institution or continuation of the case; or

    (b)    any act or omission of or caused by the party during or in the conduct of the case was calculated to prolong the case unnecessarily or cause unnecessary expense.

    (9)    The court may adjourn an application for costs, or the determination of the amount of costs to be paid, if there is good reason to do so.

  (10)    A question adjourned under subsection (9) is to be dealt with by a magistrate and may be dealt with in chambers.

”.

40.         Section 160 inserted

             After section 159 the following section is inserted —

160.       Correcting errors caused by use of false name etc.

    (1)    If as a result of a defendant using a false name, address or date of birth, a record of a court of summary jurisdiction does not record the defendant’s correct name, address or date of birth, the court may correct the records and make any ancillary orders it thinks fit to give effect to the correction.

    (2)    The powers in subsection (1) may be exercised by the court on its own initiative or on an application by a person who the court is satisfied has a proper interest in the proceedings.

    (3)    Without limiting the power to make ancillary orders, the court may —

    (a)    set aside a conviction or order made by the court;

    (b)    order a rehearing and, if necessary, adjourn proceedings;

    (c)    order that records other than the court’s records be corrected.

”.

41.         Section 183 amended

             Section 183 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting the definition of “clerk of petty sessions”;

                 (b)    by deleting the definition of “Court” and inserting instead —

    Court means the Supreme Court;

”;

                 (c)    by inserting after the definition of “legal practitioner” —

    “lower court registrar” means the registrar of the court of summary jurisdiction that made the decision that is the subject of an appeal under this Part;

”.

42.         Section 184 amended

     (1)    Section 184(1) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (1)    The only appeal that can be made against a decision of a court of summary jurisdiction is to the Supreme Court in accordance with this Part and rules of court made by the Supreme Court.

”.

     (2)    Section 184(3) is amended by deleting “justices” and inserting instead —

             “ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

     (3)    After section 184(3) the following subsection is inserted —

    (4)    Subsection (1) is subject to any other Act and in particular to Part 5 of the Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988.

”.

43.         Section 185 replaced

             Section 185 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

185.       Who may appeal

    (1)    An appeal may be made by any or all of the following —

    (a)    a person who is aggrieved by a decision;

    (b)    the Attorney General.

    (2)    An appeal may be made by a person against 2 or more decisions made at the same hearing and in such a case the appeals are to be consolidated unless, or except to the extent that, the Court orders otherwise.

    (3)    If more than one appeal against a decision is made, the Court may determine 2 or more of them at the same time.

”.

44.         Section 195A inserted

             After section 195 the following section is inserted —

195A.    Single Judge to hear appeal unless case warrants Full Court

    (1)    The Court constituted by one Judge shall hear and determine an appeal unless an order has been made under subsection (2).

    (2)    On its own initiative, or on the application of a party made before or during the hearing of the appeal, the Court may order that the appeal be heard and determined by the Full Court.

”.

45.         Section 199 amended

             Section 199 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    in paragraph (a) by deleting “justices” and inserting instead —

                         “ court of summary jurisdiction ”;

                 (b)    by inserting after paragraph (a) the following paragraph —

  (ab)    dismiss the appeal if it considers the appeal is frivolous or vexatious;

”;

                 (c)    in paragraph (c) by deleting “justices” and inserting instead —

                         “ court of summary jurisdiction ”;

                 (d)    by repealing paragraph (d) and inserting the following paragraph instead —

    (d)    remit the case for hearing by a court of summary jurisdiction, with or without directions —

     (i)    as to how or by whom that court is to be constituted;

     (ii)    as to the hearing of the case by that court;

”;

                 (e)    in paragraph (g) by deleting “costs.” and inserting instead —

             the costs of the appeal and the costs of the proceedings in the court of summary jurisdiction.

”.

     (2)    Section 199(3) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “any justices” and inserting instead —

                         “ a court of summary jurisdiction ”;

                 (b)    by deleting “the justices” and inserting instead —

                         “ that court ”.

     (3)    Section 199(4) is amended by deleting “justices” and inserting instead —

             “ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

46.         Section 206 amended

             Section 206(3) is repealed and the following subsections are inserted instead —

    (3)    The appellant shall give notice of an application under subsection (1) to the other party or other parties to the proceedings before the court of summary jurisdiction.

    (4)    Upon the making of an application under subsection (1), sections 191, 193, 194 and 195, with all necessary changes, apply as if an appeal had been commenced.

”.

47.         Section 206A amended

     (1)    Section 206A(4) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    paragraph (f) is deleted and the following paragraph is inserted instead —

     (f)    the commencement of an appeal under section 185;

”;

                 (b)    in paragraph (g) by deleting “application and”.

     (2)    Section 206A(5) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (5)    Without limiting subsection (4), the powers in section 193(1) may be exercised at any time after an application for leave to appeal is made under this section.

”.

48.         Section 206E amended

     (1)    Section 206E(1) is amended by deleting “Subject to subsection (3), if” and inserting instead —

             “ If ”.

     (2)    Section 206E(2) is repealed and the following subsection is inserted instead —

    (2)    The payment of the costs may be enforced under section 155 as if the order under this Part as to the payment of costs were a payment order and for that purpose the Supreme Court Registrar’s certificate may be registered as a judgment in a court of competent jurisdiction.

”.

49.         Part IX replaced

             Part IX is repealed and the following Part is inserted instead —

Part IX — Miscellaneous

222.       Effect of court documents

    (1)    A summons, warrant, order or other document issued by a court of summary jurisdiction (“court document”) has effect according to its wording.

    (2)    In the absence of evidence to the contrary, it is to be presumed that —

    (a)    the person who issued a court document was empowered to do so; and

    (b)    the signature on a court document is that of the person who issued it.

    (3)    The validity of a court document is not affected by the death of a person who issued it.

    (4)    A warrant itself is sufficient authority to the person to whom it is directed to act according to it.

    (5)    A member of the Police Force of Western Australia must obey any warrant or other order or direction of a court of summary jurisdiction or a judicial officer of it.

    (6)    A member of the Police Force of Western Australia who contravenes subsection (5) is to be dealt with under section 23 of the Police Act 1892.

223.       Warrants of commitment, time for issuing

    (1)    If a warrant of commitment is not issued within 12 months after the final hearing and determination of a case, such a warrant shall not issue without the leave of a magistrate.

    (2)    Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of a warrant of commitment that may be issued under the Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994.

”.

50.         Other amendments

             The Act is amended as set out in the Table to this section.

Table

s. 4

In the definition of “complaint”, delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

In the definition of “decision”, delete “that justices” and insert instead —

“ by a court of summary jurisdiction that it ”.

In the definition of “defendant”, delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

In the definition of “indictable offence”, insert after “Attorney General” —

“ , the DPP ”.

In the definition of “indictment”, insert after “Attorney General” —

“ , the DPP ”.

Delete the definition of “jurisdiction”.

In the definition of “matter”, delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete the definition of “Minister”.

Delete the definition of “police officer”.

s. 5

After “Justices of the Peace” insert —

“ or a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 43

In the second proviso delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “they” and insert instead —

“ it ”.

s. 46

Delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 47

Delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “they may” and insert instead —

“ it may ”.

Delete “they think” and insert instead —

“ it thinks ”.

s. 48

Delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 54

In paragraph (b), insert before “matter” —

“ offence or ”.

In paragraph (c), delete “such justices as shall then be there” and insert instead —

“   a court of summary jurisdiction that has jurisdiction to deal with the complaint”.

In paragraph (d)(i), delete “such justices as shall then be there” and insert instead —

“   a court of summary jurisdiction that has jurisdiction to deal with the complaint”.

s. 55

Delete “justice or clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ magistrate, justice or registrar ”.

Delete “of justices” and insert instead —

“ to a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 56A(1)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “registered”.

s. 56A(3)

Delete “of petty sessions”.

s. 56A(4)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 56A(5)

Repeal the subsection.

s. 56A(6)

Repeal the subsection.

s. 56A(7)

Repeal the subsection.

s. 56A(8)

Repeal the subsection.

s. 57A(1)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ a registrar of the court concerned ”.

s. 57A(2)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ registrar ”.

s. 59

After “before a” insert —

“ magistrate or ”.

Delete “justice may” and insert instead —

“ officer may ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 61

Delete “justices in any jurisdiction” and insert instead —

“   a court of summary jurisdiction that has jurisdiction to deal with the complaint”.

s. 66(1)

Delete “before justices” and insert instead —

“ before a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “to justices” and insert instead —

“ to a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

Delete “their” and insert instead —

“ its ”.

s. 66(2)

Delete “The justices are” and insert instead —

“ A court of summary jurisdiction is ”.

Delete “them” and insert instead —

“ it ”.

s. 71

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 73(1a)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ judicial officer ”.

s. 74(1)

Delete “Any justice or clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ A magistrate, justice or registrar ”.

Delete “such justices as shall then be there” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 76

Delete “the justice” and insert instead —

“ a magistrate or justice ”.

s. 77

Repeal the section.

s. 78

Delete “justices have” and insert instead —

“ a magistrate, justice or registrar has ”.

Delete “they” and insert instead —

“ he ”.

Delete “him” and insert instead —

“ the person ”.

s. 79(1)

Delete “indictable”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “their warrant” and insert instead —

“ a warrant ”.

Delete “subsection (3), as they may in their” and insert instead —

“ subsection (2), as it may in its ”.

Delete “same or such other justices as shall be acting” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 80

Delete “the justices” in the first place where it occurs and insert instead —

“ the court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “the justices” in the second place where it occurs and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

Delete “same or such other justices as shall be acting” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 81

Delete “Any justices” and insert instead —

“ A magistrate, justice or registrar ”.

Delete “them” and insert instead —

“ the court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 83

Repeal the section.

s. 84

Repeal the section.

s. 85

Repeal the section.

s. 86

Delete “the justices present, or, if only one justice is present, such one justice,” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “counsel or solicitors” and insert instead —

“ agents ”.

s. 87

Delete “justices commit” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction commits ”.

Delete “they may” and insert instead —

“ it may ”.

Delete “in the place for which they are then acting”.

Delete “they think” and insert instead —

“ it thinks ”.

s. 88

Delete “justices commit” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction commits ”.

Delete “they commit” and insert instead —

“ it commits ”.

Delete “they must” and insert instead —

“ it must ”.

s. 90

Delete “justices are” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction is ”.

Delete “they” and insert instead —

“ it ”.

Delete “their” and insert instead —

“ its ”.

s. 91

Delete “justices who are there present” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 92

Delete “justices have” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction has ”.

Delete “need not be entered into before the same justices, but”.

Delete “the same or any other justice or justices or before any clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ any magistrate, justice or registrar ”.

Delete “justices shall apply as if the recognisances had been entered into before such justices as heretofore by law required.” and insert instead —

“ a justice shall apply. ”.

s. 93

Delete “any justice” and insert instead —

“ any magistrate, justice or registrar ”.

Delete the passage beginning with “and such justice” and ending with “has taken place”.

s. 97

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 97A(1)

Delete “before justices” and insert instead —

“ before the court ”.

Delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

s. 98

Delete “justices” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 99(2)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 99(3)

Delete “justices decide” and insert instead —

“ court decides ”.

Delete “justices shall” and insert instead —

“ court shall ”.

s. 99(4)

Delete “justices decide” and insert instead —

“ court decides ”.

Delete “justices shall” and insert instead —

“ court shall ”.

s. 99(5)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “them” and insert instead —

“ it ”.

s. 100(1)

Delete “justices have” and insert instead —

“ court has ”.

s. 100(2)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 100(3)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 100(4)

Delete “justices are” and insert instead —

“ court is ”.

Delete “justices may” and insert instead —

“ court may ”.

s. 101(1)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 101(2)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 101(3)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

After “Attorney General,” insert —

“ DPP, ”.

After “appointed” insert —

“ or authorised ”.

s. 101A

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 102(1)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 102(2)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 103(1)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 103(4)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “justices are” and insert instead —

“ court is ”.

s. 103(6)

Delete “justices hear and determine” and insert instead —

“ court hears and determines ”.

Delete “justices may” and insert instead —

“ court may ”.

Delete “without their” and insert instead —

“ without its ”.

s. 103(7)

Delete “justices may” and insert instead —

“ court may ”.

Delete “justices think” and insert instead —

“ court thinks ”.

s. 104(1)

Delete “justices are” and insert instead —

“ court is ”.

Delete “tendered to them” and insert instead —

“ tendered to it ”.

Delete “they are” in the 2 places where it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ it is ”.

s. 104(2)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “before them” and insert instead —

“ before it ”.

s. 104(3)

Delete “justices are” and insert instead —

“ court is ”.

s. 104(4)

Delete “justices are” and insert instead —

“ court is ”.

s. 107(1)

Delete “justices” in the 3 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “they” and insert instead —

“ it ”.

s. 107(2)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ registrar ”.

s. 109(1)

Delete “before justices”.

Delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ the judicial officer ”.

s. 109(2)

Delete “justices by or before” and insert instead —

“ judicial officer by ”.

s. 111

Delete “of any justice” and insert instead —

“ of a magistrate, justice or registrar ”.

Delete “for any justice” and insert instead —

“ for that officer ”.

Delete “the justice” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ the officer ”.

Delete “magistrate for the district in which he has taken the same” and insert instead —

“ registrar of the relevant court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 112

Delete “justice” and insert instead —

“ officer ”.

Delete “counsel or solicitor” and insert instead —

“ agent ”.

s. 113

Delete “ a judge or the justice” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

s. 123

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “their” and insert instead —

“ a ”.

s. 124

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “they may think” and insert instead —

“ it thinks ”.

s. 125

Delete “justices” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ judicial officer ”.

s. 126

Delete “justices” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “whom” and insert instead —

“ which ”.

After “Attorney General” insert —

“ , DPP ”.

After “appointed” insert —

“ or authorised ”.

Before “justice” insert —

“ magistrate or ”.

s. 127

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ registrar ”.

After “Attorney General,” insert —

“ DPP, ”.

After “appointed” insert —

“ or authorised ”.

s. 128

After “Attorney General,” insert —

“ DPP, ”.

After “appointed” insert —

“ or authorised ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ registrar of the court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 129

After “Attorney General” where it occurs first insert —

“ , DPP, ”.

After “appointed” insert —

“ or authorised ”.

Delete “in a district”.

After “Attorney General” in the second place it occurs insert —

“ or DPP ”.

s. 130

After “a court” insert —

“ (the “superior court”) ”.

Delete “justices or any other justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “such court” in the first place it occurs and insert instead —

“ the superior court ”.

Delete “them” in the first place where it occurs and insert instead —

“ the committing court ”.

Delete “the court” in the first 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ the superior court ”.

Delete “same or any other justices, or such court,” and insert instead —

“ committing court or the superior court ”.

Delete “the justices or the court” and insert instead —

“ it ”.

Delete “of justices” and insert instead —

“ of a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “them” in the second place where it occurs and insert instead —

“ it ”.

s. 134

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “, his counsel, or solicitor, the justices” and insert instead —

“ or his agent, the court ”.

Delete “they think” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ it thinks ”.

Delete “they may” and insert instead —

“ it may ”.

s. 135(1)

Delete “the justices may” and insert instead —

“ the court of summary jurisdiction may ”.

Delete “their warrant” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ a warrant ”.

Delete “ before justices” and insert instead —

“ before the court ”.

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “the justices shall” and insert instead —

“ the court shall ”.

s. 135(1a)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “by the clerk” and insert instead —

“ by the court ”.

Delete “solicitor” and insert instead —

“ agent ”.

Delete “to the clerk” and insert instead —

“ to the court ”.

Delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

Delete “their warrant” and insert instead —

“ a warrant ”.

Delete “ before justices” and insert instead —

“ before the court ”.

s. 135(1b)

Delete “the solicitor of the defendant” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ his agent ”.

s. 135(3)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

s. 136(1)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions in the place at” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction before ”.

s. 136(2)

Delete “the clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

Delete “that clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ the registrar of the court ”.

Delete “solicitor or counsel” and insert instead —

“ agent ”.

Delete “before the court of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ before the court ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 136(3)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions referred to in subsection (2)” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “before the court of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ before the court ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 136(4)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ registrar ”.

Delete “justices have” and insert instead —

“ court has ”.

Delete “registered”.

s. 136(5)

Delete “The justices” and insert instead —

“ The court ”.

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ registrar ”.

Delete “their warrant” and insert instead —

“ a warrant ”.

Delete “before justices” and insert instead —

“ before the court ”.

s. 136(6)

Delete “petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 136B(1)

Delete “the justices proceed” and insert instead —

“   a court of summary jurisdiction, other than the Children’s Court, proceeds”.

s. 136B(2)

Delete “the justices make a determination such as is mentioned in subsection (1)” and insert instead —

“ a court makes such a determination ”.

Delete “to justices” and insert instead —

“ to the court ”.

Delete “application for leave to”.

Delete “court or Judge hearing that application” and insert instead —

“ Supreme Court ”.

Delete “justices, court or Judge” and insert instead —

“ court hearing the application under this subsection ”.

s. 137(1)

After “appear” insert —

“ before a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “counsel or solicitor” and insert instead —

“ an agent ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 137(2)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 138

Delete “justices present at the hearing” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 138A

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 139

Delete “justices” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ court ”.

s. 140

Delete “counsel or solicitor, the justices then present” and insert instead —

“ an agent, the court ”.

Delete “justices may” and insert instead —

“ court may ”.

s. 141

Delete “before justices” and insert instead —

“ before a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “, his counsel, or solicitor” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ or his agent ”.

Delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

s. 142

Delete “the justices dismiss” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction dismisses ”.

Delete “they may” and insert instead —

“ it may ”.

Delete “they think” and insert instead —

“ it thinks ”.

s. 143(1)

Delete “the justices shall, if they find” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction shall, if it finds ”.

Delete “they found” and insert instead —

“ it found ”.

Delete “they so” and insert instead —

“ it so ”.

s. 143(2)

Delete “justices find” and insert instead —

“ the court finds ”.

s. 146(1)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 146(2)

Delete “justices shall record their” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction shall record its ”.

s. 147

Delete “, or be removed by certiorari or otherwise into the Supreme Court,”.

s. 148

Repeal the section.

s. 150

Delete “justices convict” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction convicts ”.

Delete “justices may” and insert instead —

“ court may ”.

After “Act 1995” insert —

“   or under the Young Offenders Act 1994 as the case requires”.

s. 154A(1)

Delete “petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 155(2)

Delete “justices make” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction makes ”.

s. 155(4)

Delete “a clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ a registrar of a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 159(1)

Delete “justices make” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction makes ”.

Delete “or an order under Part VII, they” and insert instead —

“ it ”.

Delete “the justices” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

s. 159(2)

Delete “justices who” and insert instead —

“ court that ”.

Delete “, or another justice,”.

s. 186(1)

Delete “application for leave to”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 186(2)

Delete “application may be made for leave to appeal” and insert instead —

“ appeal may be made ”.

s. 187

Repeal the section.

s. 188

Repeal the section.

s. 189

Repeal the section.

s. 190

Repeal the section.

s. 191

Delete “Except where section 190 applies, the” and insert instead —

“ The ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 193(1)

Delete “On granting leave to appeal, the Judge” and insert instead —

“ At any time after an appeal is commenced, the Court ”.

Delete “he” and insert instead —

“ it ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 193(2)

Delete “Any Judge” and insert instead —

“ The Court ”.

s. 193(3a)

Delete “leave to appeal is granted in respect of” and insert instead —

“ an appeal is commenced against ”.

s. 194(1)

Delete “granting of leave to” and insert instead —

“ commencement of an ”.

s. 194(2)

Delete “is received by the clerk of petty sessions that leave to appeal has been granted in respect of a decision” and insert instead —

    of an appeal against a decision is received by a lower court registrar

”.

s. 196(1)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 196(2)

Delete “justices on” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction on ”.

Delete “the justices as” and insert instead —

“ that court as ”.

s. 200(1)

Delete “justices as” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction as ”.

Delete “justices, and” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction, and ”.

s. 200(4)

Delete “section 27” and insert instead —

“ section 223 ”.

s. 200(6)

Delete “Justices or a magistrate” and insert instead —

“ The court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 201(1)

Delete “any justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 202(1)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 202(2)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 203(3)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 204(1)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 206B(1)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “for which leave is granted under section 187,” and insert instead —

“ commenced under Division 1, ”.

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ lower court registrar ”.

s. 206B(2)

Delete “is received by the clerk of petty sessions that leave to appeal has been granted in respect of any decision” and insert instead —

    of an appeal against a decision is received by a lower court registrar

”.

s. 206B(3)

Delete “an appeal is brought under section 189 or”.

s. 206B(4)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ lower court registrar ”.

Delete “appeal under section 189 or”.

s. 206B(5)

Delete “a justice, the clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ a magistrate, the lower court registrar ”.

Delete “to the clerk” in the 2 places where it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ to the lower court registrar ”.

s. 206B(6)

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ lower court registrar ”.

s. 207

Delete “any justices exercising a summary jurisdiction, unless such justices, or one of them,” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction unless the court ”.

s. 208

Delete “of the justices” and insert instead —

“ of the court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “before the justices” and insert instead —

“ before that court ”.

s. 215

Delete “a solicitor” and insert instead —

“ an agent ”.

Delete “such solicitor” in the 3 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ such agent ”.

First Schedule

Repeal the Schedule.

Second Schedule

Repeal the Schedule.

Third Schedule

Repeal the Schedule.

51.         Various headings deleted or replaced

     (1)    The following headings are deleted —

                 (a)    “Complaints” before section 42;

                 (b)    “Variance and amendment” before section 46;

                 (c)    “Complaints, how made” before section 49;

                 (d)    “Limitation” before section 51;

                 (e)    “Summons” before section 52;

                  (f)    “Service, endorsement, and proof of service” before section 56;

                 (g)    “Warrants in the first instance” before section 58;

                 (h)    “Direction of warrants” before section 60;

                  (i)    “Form of warrant” before section 61;

                  (j)    “Counsel and solicitor” before section 68;

                 (k)    “Evidence” before section 69;

                  (l)    “Witnesses in general” before section 74;

                (m)    “Remand and adjournment” before section 79;

                 (n)    “Committal and recognisance” before section 87;

                 (o)    “Recognisances generally” before section 92;

                 (p)    “Execution of warrants of commitment” before section 95;

                 (q)    “Regulations and forms” before section 96;

                  (r)    “Warrant of deliverance” before section 123;

                 (s)    “Witnesses where committal for trial” before section 124;

                  (t)    “Transmission of depositions, etc.” before section 127;

                 (u)    “Recommittal” before section 130;

                 (v)    “Complainant’s default” before section 134;

                (w)    “Defendant’s default” before section 135;

                 (x)    “Decisions given in default of appearance of any party may be set aside” before section 136A;

                 (y)    “Hearing” before section 137;

                 (z)    “Practice” before section 141;

               (aa)    “Dismissal” before section 142;

               (bb)    “No certiorari” before section 147;

               (cc)    “Party’s access to records etc.” before section 148;

               (dd)    “Costs” before section 151;

               (ee)    “Enforcement of recognisances” before section 154A;

                 (ff)    “Enforcing orders to pay money” before section 155;

               (gg)    “Enforcing other orders” before section 159;

               (hh)    “Right of appeal by leave” before section 184;

                 (ii)    “Determination of application for leave” before section 187;

                 (jj)    “Sentence pending disposal of appeal” before section 193;

               (kk)    “Determination of appeal” before section 196;

                 (ll)    “Discontinuance and abandonment of appeal” before section 204;

             (mm)    “Habeas corpus” before section 207;

               (nn)    “Service of notices” before section 215;

               (oo)    “Costs” before section 219.

     (2)    The heading “Definitions” before section 183 is deleted and the following heading is inserted instead —

Division 1 — Appeals from courts of summary jurisdiction

”.

     (3)    The heading “Appeal to Full Court” before section 206A is deleted and the following heading is inserted instead —

Division 2 — Appeals from single Judges’ decisions on appeal

”.

     (4)    The heading “General” before section 206B is deleted and the following heading is inserted instead —

Division 3 — General

”.

Division 2Transitional provisions

52.         Interpretation

             In this Division —

              “commencement” means the commencement of this Division.

53.         Justices of the Peace

     (1)    If immediately before commencement a person is a Justice of the Peace appointed under the Justices Act 1902 section 6, then on commencement the person is to be taken to have been appointed as a Justice of the Peace under the Justices of the Peace Act 2004 section 10 —

                 (a)    for the whole State if he or she, immediately before commencement, was appointed for the whole State; or

                 (b)    for the part of the State for which he or she, immediately before commencement, was appointed,

             as the case may be.

     (2)    If immediately before commencement a person is a Justice of the Peace by virtue of the Justices Act 1902 section 9, then on commencement the person continues to be a Justice of the Peace until the person’s term of office as the mayor of a city or town or as the president of a shire, as the case may be, ends under the Local Government Act 1995 or until the person otherwise ceases to hold that office of mayor or president, whichever happens first.

54.         Clerks of petty sessions

     (1)    If immediately before commencement a person holds office under the Justices Act 1902 section 25A as a clerk of petty sessions, then on commencement the person is to be taken to have been appointed —

                 (a)    in the case of a person who immediately before commencement —

                              (i)    is an employee of the department principally assisting the Minister with the administration of the Justices Act 1902; and

                             (ii)    does not hold office under the Local Courts Act 1904 section 13 as a clerk,

                         under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 section 26(2) as a Deputy Registrar of the Magistrates Court;

                 (b)    in the case of a person who immediately before commencement is a police officer — under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 section 26(2) and (5) as a Deputy Registrar of the Magistrates Court; and

                 (c)    in any other case — under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 section 26(2) and (6) as a Registrar of the Magistrates Court.

     (2)    A reference in a written law or book, document or writing to a clerk of petty sessions is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed as if it had been amended to be a reference to a registrar of the Magistrates Court.

55.         Pending proceedings

             If immediately before commencement proceedings are pending before justices or a court of petty sessions, then on commencement the proceedings —

                 (a)    are to be taken to be proceedings before the Magistrates Court; and

                 (b)    shall be heard and determined by the Magistrates Court in accordance with —

                              (i)    if immediately after commencement the proceedings are within the criminal jurisdiction of the court, the law governing the procedure for cases within that jurisdiction;

                             (ii)    if immediately after commencement the proceedings are within the civil jurisdiction of the court, the law governing the procedure for cases within that jurisdiction.

56.         Existing summonses and warrants

     (1)    If immediately before commencement a summons or warrant issued under the Justices Act 1902 is in force, then on commencement the summons or warrant is to be taken to be a summons or warrant issued by the Magistrates Court under the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902.

     (2)    If immediately before commencement a summons or warrant is in force and requires a person to attend or to be brought before justices or a court of petty sessions, then on commencement the summons or warrant is to be taken to require the person to attend or to be brought before the Magistrates Court at the place specified in the summons or warrant.

57.         References to Justices Act 1902 to be read as references to Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902

             A reference in a written law or book, document or writing to the Justices Act 1902 is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed as if it had been amended to be a reference to the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902.

58.         References to ‘court of petty sessions’ to be read as references to the ‘Magistrates Court’

             A reference in a written law or book, document or writing to a court of petty sessions is, unless the contrary intention appears, to be construed as if it had been amended to be a reference to the Magistrates Court.

Part 7  Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 amended

59.         Act amended by this Part

             The amendments in this Part are to the Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988*.

              [* Reprinted as at 25 August 2000.

                                   For subsequent amendments see Western Australian Legislation Information Tables for 2002, Table 1, p. 54.]

60.         Section 3 amended

             Section 3 is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting the definition of “clerk”;

                 (b)    by deleting the full stop after the definition of “President” and inserting instead a semicolon;

                 (c)    by inserting after the definition of “President” —

    “registrar, in relation to the Court sitting at a place, means the person appointed under this Act to be the registrar of the Court at that place.

”.

61.         Section 4 replaced

             Section 4 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

4.           Application of certain Acts

    (1)    The following provisions of the Magistrates Court Act 2004 apply to and in relation to the Court and its officers in the same way as they apply to and in relation to the Magistrates Court and its officers —

    (a)    Part 3 Division 2;

    (b)    sections 35 and 36.

    (2)    The Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902 applies to and in respect of proceedings before the Court as a court of summary jurisdiction unless this Act provides otherwise.

”.

62.         Section 6A inserted

             After section 6 the following section is inserted —

6A.        Protection of judicial officers

    (1)    A Judge or a magistrate has, in the performance of his or her functions as a Judge or a magistrate, the same protection and immunity as a Judge of the Supreme Court has in the performance of his or her duties as a Judge.

    (2)    A JP has, in the performance of his or her functions when constituting the Court, the same protection and immunity as a Judge of the Supreme Court has in the performance of his or her duties as a Judge.

”.

63.         Section 10 replaced

             Section 10 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

10.         Magistrates, appointment of

    (1)    The Governor may appoint a person who is qualified to be appointed as a magistrate of the Magistrates Court as a magistrate of the Children’s Court.

    (2)    The appointment of a magistrate of the Children’s Court is to be by a commission under the Public Seal of the State.

    (3)    The Governor may appoint as many magistrates as are needed to deal with the workload of the Court.

    (4)    A magistrate of the Magistrates Court may be appointed to be contemporaneously a magistrate of the Children’s Court.

    (5)    Section 6(3), (4) and (5) of, and clauses 5, 9 (except clause 9(9)), 10 (except clause 10(7)) and 11 to 16 of Schedule 1 to, the Magistrates Court Act 2004, with any necessary changes, apply as if —

    (a)    each reference in those provisions to “the Court” were a reference to “the Children’s Court”;

    (b)    each reference in those provisions to “magistrate” were a reference to “magistrate of the Children’s Court”; and

    (c)    the reference in section 6(5) of that Act to section 37 of that Act were a reference to section 6A of this Act.

”.

64.         Section 11 repealed

             Section 11 is repealed.

65.         Section 12 amended

             Section 12(1a)(b) is deleted and the following paragraph is inserted instead —

    (b)    a magistrate who has taken the oath or affirmation under clause 4 of Schedule 1 to the Magistrates Court Act 2004.

”.

66.         Section 13 replaced

             Section 13 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

13.         Where and when the Court operates

    (1)    The Court is to have registries at such places, including places outside the State, as the Minister, by written notice to the President, decides from time to time.

    (2)    At places where it has a registry, the Court is to sit at such times as the President decides from time to time.

    (3)    Public notice of decisions made under subsections (1) and (2) is to be given in such manner as the President decides.

    (4)    Despite subsection (2), the Court may exercise its jurisdiction at any time and place, but must not do so at a place outside the State without the approval of the President.

    (5)    The President may direct a Judge, magistrate or JP to sit at any place where the Court has a registry and may direct concurrent sittings of the Court at the same place for the prompt disposal of the Court’s functions.

    (6)    This section does not permit the Court, when constituted by an acting magistrate of the Court appointed under clause 10 of Schedule 1 to the Magistrates Court Act 2004 (as applied by section 10(5)), to exercise its jurisdiction at a place outside the geographical area in which the acting magistrate may perform the functions of a magistrate.

”.

67.         Section 16 replaced

             Section 16 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

16.         Appointment of registrars, etc.

    (1)    The Minister shall appoint, for each registry of the Court, a registrar and such deputy registrars and other officers as may be needed to deal with the workload of the Court.

    (2)    A person appointed to be a registrar of the Magistrates Court is to be taken to also have been appointed as a registrar of the Children’s Court and vice versa.

    (3)    A person appointed to be a deputy registrar of the Magistrates Court is to be taken to also have been appointed as a deputy registrar of the Children’s Court and vice versa.

”.

68.         Section 19 amended

     (1)    Section 19(1) is repealed and the following subsections are inserted instead —

    (1)    The Court has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine a complaint of an offence alleged to have been committed by a child.

  (1a)    Subsection (1) is subject to this Part and these enactments —

    (a)    the Young Offenders Act 1994 Part 5 Division 2;

    (b)    the Sentencing Act 1995 sections 78, 128 and 132.

”.

     (2)    After section 19(2a) the following subsection is inserted —

    (3)    In exercising the jurisdiction conferred by this section, the Court when constituted so as not to consist of or include a Judge is a court of summary jurisdiction, subject to section 19B(4)(d).

”.

69.         Section 19B amended

     (1)    Section 19B(4)(a)(i) and “and” after it are deleted and the following is inserted instead —

     (i)    to serve or cause to be served on the child (or the child’s solicitor or counsel) and to lodge with the Court, within such time as is specified, any document that is required to be disclosed under section 611B of The Criminal Code; and

”.

     (2)    Section 19B(4)(c) is amended by inserting after “the charge” the following —

            , and may exercise any power in Part VIII of The Criminal Code,

”.

     (3)    Section 19B(4)(d) is amended by inserting after “indictment” the following —

            , notwithstanding that the child may have been convicted by the Court when constituted other than by a Judge

”.

70.         Section 32 replaced

             Section 32 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

32.         Representation in court

            Section 68 of the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902, with any necessary changes, applies in respect of the Court when —

    (a)    it is not a court of summary jurisdiction; or

    (b)    it is exercising jurisdiction under section 20.

”.

71.         Section 51A inserted

             After section 51 the following section is inserted —

51A.      Court’s records, access to

    (1)    In this section —

    court record, in relation to proceedings before the Court, means —

         (a)    any formal document that has been filed with or issued by the Court in accordance with law and that forms part of the Court’s records;

        (b)    the transcript of —

         (i)    evidence taken by the Court in the proceedings;

        (ii)    any judgment (including the reasons for it) given by the Court in the proceedings;

         (c)    any document received into evidence in the proceedings;

        (d)    any written judgment (including the reasons for it) given, or written orders made, by the Court in the proceedings;

    reasons, in relation to a judgment, includes sentencing remarks.

    (2)    This section is subject to any other written law that relates to the possession or publication of documents and other records or to the possession of any thing.

    (3)    In respect of criminal proceedings before the Court, each of the following people is entitled, on request, to inspect or obtain a copy of any document that is part of the court record and any document received by the Court in sentencing proceedings —

    (a)    a party to the proceedings;

    (b)    the Commissioner of Police;

    (c)    the Director of Public Prosecutions appointed under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1991;

    (d)    the Corruption and Crime Commission established under the Corruption and Crime Commission Act 2003;

    (e)    the Chief Assessor appointed under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 2003;

     (f)    the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administrative Investigations appointed under the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1971;

    (g)    the chief executive officer of the department of the Public Service principally assisting in the administration of the Young Offenders Act 1994;

    (h)    the chief executive officer of the department of the Public Service principally assisting in the administration of the licensing provisions of the Road Traffic Act 1974;

     (i)    a person authorised by one of the above persons;

     (j)    a person prescribed by the regulations.

    (4)    In respect of proceedings before the Court that are not criminal proceedings a party to the proceedings may, on request, inspect or obtain a copy of any document that is part of the court record.

    (5)    With the leave of the Court a person who is not referred to in subsection (3) or (4) may inspect or obtain a copy of any document that is part of the court record.

    (6)    With the leave of the Court any person may inspect or obtain a copy of any thing (other than a document) received by the Court in proceedings, on which information is recorded or stored, such as a photograph, tape or disc.

    (7)    With the leave of the Court a person may listen to or view a recording of proceedings before the Court.

    (8)    When giving leave under this section the Court may impose any conditions on the person’s access to information, including a condition prohibiting or limiting the publication or use of the information.

    (9)    A decision by the Court under this section is administrative and is final and not subject to any form of review.

  (10)    The regulations may prescribe fees to be paid for inspecting, obtaining copies of or listening to information under this section.

”.

72.         Section 53 replaced

             Section 53 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

53.         Fees, regulations may prescribe

    (1)    Without limiting section 52, regulations may provide for or prescribe the fees to be paid in respect of or in connection with any case in the Court’s jurisdiction.

    (2)    Without limiting subsection (1), regulations may provide for or prescribe the fees to be paid —

    (a)    when commencing a case in the Court;

    (b)    when entering a case for trial or at any other stage of proceedings in a case;

    (c)    when lodging a document with the Court;

    (d)    for the issue of any document by the Court;

    (e)    for the service of any document;

     (f)    in respect of the conduct of the business of any office of or connected with the Court; and

    (g)    for the carrying out of any order or warrant of the Court.

    (3)    Without limiting subsection (1), regulations may prescribe the fees and expenses to be paid to mediators and experts.

    (4)    All fees received by the Court are to be credited to the Consolidated Fund.

”.

73.         Other amendments

             The Act is amended as set out in the Table to this section.

Table

s. 3

Delete the definition of “member”.

s. 6

Delete “members” in the 4 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ JPs ”.

s. 6(2)(b)

Delete “a member” and insert instead —

“ one JP ”.

Part 2 Division 2

In the heading to Division 2 delete “, magistrates and members” and insert instead —

and magistrates ”.

s. 7(1)

Delete “warrant” and insert instead —

“ commission ”.

s. 12(2)

Repeal the subsection.

s. 14

s. 15

s. 21(4)

s. 21(6)

s. 28(3)(b)

s. 37(3)

In each provision delete “members” and insert instead —

“ JPs ”.

s. 17(1)

s. 17(2)

s. 18(1)

s. 18(2)

s. 29(1)

s. 30(4)

In each provision delete “clerk” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ registrar ”.

s. 18(2)

Delete “, a member or a justice of the peace.” and insert instead —

“ or a JP. ”.

s. 19(4)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court ”.

s. 19B(1)(b)

s. 19B(3)

s. 19C(1)

s. 43(3a)

In each provision delete “Justices Act 1902” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902 ”.

s. 19B(3)(a)

Delete “on justices” and insert instead —

“ by that Act for those purposes ”.

s. 19C(1)(c)

Delete “on justices” and insert instead —

“ by that Act for those purposes ”.

s. 19D

Delete “a court of petty sessions” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

Delete “courts of petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 29(1)

Delete “member” and insert instead —

“ JP ”.

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 29(3)

Delete “, magistrate or member of the Court” and insert instead —

“ or magistrate, or a JP constituting the Court ”.

s. 30(1)

s. 30(2)(c)

In each provision delete “petty sessions” and insert instead —

“ competent jurisdiction ”.

s. 37(2)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

    (2)  Subject to this Act and any other Act that confers jurisdiction on the Court, the practice and procedure of the Court shall be governed by Rules of Court, and until provision is made by Rules of Court or where no special provision is contained in the Rules of Court —

  (a)  the practice and procedure of the Court when it is exercising the jurisdiction conferred by section 19(1) shall be that provided by the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902; and

  (b)  the practice and procedure of the Court when it is exercising the jurisdiction conferred by section 20 shall be that provided by the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 and the rules of court made under that Act by the Magistrates Court.

”.

s. 41(1)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

    (1)  Subject to this Part, a decision of the Court when constituted so as not to consist of or include a Judge may be the subject of an appeal made in accordance with Part VIII of the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902.

”.

s. 42(1)

Delete “an application for leave to appeal may be made under Part VIII of the Justices Act 1902 by —” and insert instead —

the finding, order or decision may be the subject of an appeal made in accordance with Part VIII of the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902, as if it were a decision by a court of summary jurisdiction, by —

”.

Delete the comma after paragraph (dd) and insert instead a full stop.

Delete the passage beginning “and that Part” and ending “of that Part.”.

s. 42(2)

Delete “applied or is entitled to apply under subsection (1) for leave to appeal,” and insert instead —

appealed, or is entitled to appeal, under subsection (1),

”.

s. 42A

Repeal the section.

Part 8  Coroners Act 1996 amended

74.         Act amended by this Part

             The amendments in this Part are to the Coroners Act 1996*.

              [* Reprinted as at 3 August 2001.

                                   For subsequent amendments see Western Australian Legislation Information Tables for 2002, Table 1, p. 81 and Acts Nos. 15 and 28 of 2003.]

75.         Section 12 replaced and transitional provision

     (1)    Section 12 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

12.         Coroner’s registrars

    (1)    Coroner’s registrars are to be appointed under Part 3 of the Public Sector Management Act 1994.

    (2)    A registrar of the Magistrates Court may act as a coroner’s registrar if an investigation is held at a court house where the Magistrates Court sits.

”.

     (2)    If immediately before the commencement of this section a person holds office as a Coroner’s clerk, then on the commencement the person is to be taken to have been appointed as a Coroner’s registrar.

76.         Other amendments

             The Act is amended as set out in the Table to this section.

Table

s. 3

Delete the definition of “coroner’s clerk” and insert instead —

    “coroner’s registrar” means a person referred to in section 12;

”.

s. 6(3)

Delete “Chief Stipendiary Magistrate appointed under the Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1957” and insert instead —

“ Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 10

s. 13

s. 15

s. 26(1)

s. 45(2)

In each provision delete “clerk” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ registrar ”.

Part 2 Division 3

In the heading to Division 3 delete “clerks” and insert instead —

registrars ”.

s. 21(1)

Delete “Subject to section 10 of the Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1957,” and insert instead —

    With the prior approval of the Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates Court,

”.

s. 46(4)

After “the person” insert —

“ and bring him or her before a coroner ”.

s. 46(5)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

  (5) If under a warrant issued under subsection (4) a person is brought before a coroner, the coroner may order that the person be kept in custody until it is practicable to take or receive evidence from the person, but in any event for not longer than 7 days.

”.

Part 9  The Criminal Code amended

77.         The Criminal Code amended by this Part

             The amendments in this Part are to The Criminal Code*.

              [* Reprint 10 as at 7 February 2003 (see the Schedule to the Criminal Code Act 1913 appearing as Appendix B to the Criminal Code Compilation Act 1913).

                 For subsequent amendments see Acts Nos. 25, 28 and 30 of 2003.]

78.         Section 607B inserted

             After section 607A the following section is inserted in Chapter LXIII —

607B.    Summary convictions of indictable charges

            The provisions of this Chapter that allow persons charged on indictment to be convicted of offences other than those with which they are charged apply to persons charged in courts of summary jurisdiction with indictable offences that may be heard and determined summarily.

”.

79.         Section 714A inserted

             After section 714 the following section is inserted —

714A.    Orders as to seized property

    (1)    If a police officer is in possession (whether by virtue of a search warrant or otherwise) of property that is alleged to have been stolen or obtained by fraud and —

    (a)    any proceedings in relation to an offence allegedly committed in respect of the property have been concluded; or

    (b)    no offender can be found,

            the Magistrates Court may order that the property —

    (c)    be delivered to the person who appears to be the rightful owner; or

    (d)    if the rightful owner cannot be identified or located, be forfeited to the State.

    (2)    Such an order does not prevent a person from recovering the property from the person to whom it is delivered or from the State, as the case may be, by action commenced within 6 months after the making of the order.

”.

80.         Other amendments

             The Criminal Code is amended as set out in the Table to this section.

Table

s. 1(1)

After the definition of the term “conveyance”, insert the following definition —

    The term “court of summary jurisdiction” means the Children’s Court when constituted so as not to consist of or include a judge of that court, the Magistrates Court, or any other court or any person that another written law says is a court of summary jurisdiction;

”.

 

Delete the definition of the term “indictment” and insert instead —

    The term “indictment” means a written charge of an indictable offence presented to the Supreme Court or District Court in order that the accused person be tried by that court;

”.

 

Delete the definition of the term “summarily” and insert instead —

    The term “summarily” has the meaning given by subsection (5);

”.

 

Delete the definition of the term “summary conviction” and insert instead —

    The term “summary conviction” means conviction otherwise than on indictment;

”.

After s. 1(4)

Insert the following subsections —

  (5) In this Code, unless the context otherwise indicates, a reference to a charge being dealt with summarily is a reference to the charge being dealt with otherwise than on an indictment.

  (6) Nothing in this Code affects the operation of the Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 and in particular the jurisdiction of the Children’s Court to deal with indictable offences.

”.

s. 3(4)

s. 5(5)(b)

s. 133A

s. 617A

s. 618(3)

s. 618(4)

s. 618(5)

s. 635B(1)

s. 636A(1)

s. 729(3)(a)

In each provision delete “Justices Act 1902” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902 ”.

s. 3(5)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

  (5) If a person is convicted by a court of summary jurisdiction of an indictable offence, the conviction is to be regarded as being a conviction of a simple offence only, unless the person is convicted of the offence by the Children’s Court under section 19B(4) of the Children’s Court of Western Australia Act 1988 or another written law provides otherwise.

”.

s. 5(1)

s. 369

s. 593

s. 618(1)

s. 618(3)

s. 618(4)

In each provision delete “petty sessions” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 5(11)

Delete “, or if there is no magistrate and the defendant consents, by 2 justices”.

s. 368

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ a court of summary jurisdiction ”.

s. 433

Delete “petty sessions before whom” and insert instead —

“ summary jurisdiction before which ”.

s. 540

In the first paragraph, after “proceedings” insert —

“ before a court ”.

In the proviso, delete “or justices” in the 4 places it occurs.

s. 541

Delete “or justices having cognizance of” and insert instead —

“ dealing with ”.

s. 656

After “Sentencing Act 1995” insert —

    or under the Young Offenders Act 1994, as the case requires

”.

s. 682(4)

Delete “the money may be recovered as a judgment debt in a court of competent jurisdiction.” and insert instead —

the person to whom the money is to be paid may enforce the payment order by lodging a certified copy of it, and an affidavit stating to what extent it has not been complied with, with a court of competent jurisdiction.

”.

s. 682(5)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

  (5)  When lodged, the order is to be taken to be a judgment of the court and may be enforced accordingly.

”.

s. 715

Delete “justice or justices” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “before 2 justices in a summary way.” and insert instead —

“ in a court of competent jurisdiction. ”.

s. 731

Repeal the section.

s. 732

Repeal the section.

s. 740

Delete “or before any justice”.

Delete “or before the justice”.

s. 742

Repeal the section.

s. 743

Repeal the section.

s. 747

Delete the first paragraph and insert instead —

    The Judges of the Supreme Court, or a majority of them, may make general rules prescribing forms to be used in courts trying persons on indictment.

”.

Part 10  District Court of Western Australia Act 1969 amended

81.         Act amended by this Part

             The amendments is this Part are to the District Court of Western Australia Act 1969*.

              [* Reprinted as at 19 January 2001.

                 For subsequent amendments see Western Australian Legislation Information Tables for 2002, Table 1, p. 108 and Act No. 28 of 2003.]

82.         Jurisdiction of the Court increased

     (1)    Section 6 is amended by inserting in the appropriate alphabetical position the following definition —

    “jurisdictional limit means $500 000 and, on and after 1 January 2009, means $750 000;

”.

     (2)    Section 50(1) is amended as follows:

                 (a)    by deleting “$250 000” in each place it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

                         “ the jurisdictional limit ”;

                 (b)    by deleting “$125 000” in each place it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

                         “ one half of the jurisdictional limit ”;

                 (c)    in paragraph (d) by deleting “the sum of”.

     (3)    Section 51(1) is amended by deleting “$250 000” in each place it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ the jurisdictional limit ”.

     (4)    Section 60 is amended by deleting “$250 000” in each place it occurs and in each place inserting instead —

             “ the jurisdictional limit ”.

83.         Section 74 replaced

             Section 74 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

74.         Court may transfer case to Magistrates Court

    (1)    If an action or matter in the Court —

    (a)    is within the Magistrates Court’s jurisdiction;

    (b)    becomes within the Magistrates Court’s jurisdiction because the claim in the action or matter is reduced by a payment into court, an admitted set‑off, a judgment on part of the claim, or otherwise; or

    (c)    becomes within the Magistrates Court’s jurisdiction because its jurisdiction is increased,

            the Court may order that the action or matter be transferred to the Magistrates Court.

    (2)    An order under subsection (1) may be made on the application of a party to the action or matter or by the Court on its own initiative.

    (3)    If the Court makes an order under subsection (1) it may also make any other necessary orders including orders as to —

    (a)    the registry of the Magistrates Court in which the action or matter is to be conducted;

    (b)    the payment of fees in the Magistrates Court; and

    (c)    the costs in the action or matter that relate to proceedings in the Court.

    (4)    If the Court makes an order under subsection (1) the Principal Registrar is to send the Court’s file to the registry of the Magistrates Court in which the action or matter is to be conducted.

    (5)    If an action or matter is transferred to the Magistrates Court under an order made under subsection (1) that court is to deal with the action or matter as if it had been commenced in that court.

”.

84.         Section 89A replaced

             Section 89A is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

89A.      Fees, regulations may prescribe

    (1)    The Governor may make regulations providing for or prescribing the fees to be paid —

    (a)    when commencing a cause or matter;

    (b)    when entering a cause or matter for trial or at any other stage of proceedings in a cause or matter;

    (c)    when lodging a document with the Court;

    (d)    for the issue of any document by the Court;

    (e)    for the service of any document;

     (f)    in respect of the conduct of the business of any office of or connected with the Court; and

    (g)    for the carrying out of any order or warrant of the Court.

    (2)    Without limiting subsection (1), regulations may prescribe the fees and expenses to be paid to mediators and experts.

    (3)    If a question arises as to the fee payable or applicable in a particular case, the question is to be decided by the Principal Registrar.

    (4)    A person affected by a decision of the Principal Registrar made under subsection (3) may have it reviewed by a District Court Judge in a summary way.

    (5)    All fees received by the Court are to be credited to the Consolidated Fund.

”.

85.         Other amendments

             The Act is amended as set out in the Table to this section.

Table

s. 5(2)

Delete “Justices Act 1902” and insert instead —

Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902 ”.

Delete “sections 39 and 115 and”.

s. 6

Delete the definition of “Local Court”.

Delete the definition of “bailiff”.

Insert, in the appropriate alphabetical position —

“Sheriff means the Sheriff of Western Australia and any deputy sheriff appointed by the Sheriff of Western Australia;

”.

s. 24(1)

Delete “stipendiary magistrate appointed under or deemed to have been appointed under the Stipendiary Magistrates Act 1957,” and insert instead —

“ magistrate ”.

Part II Division 5

Delete the heading to Division 5 and insert instead —

Division 5 — Registrars ”.

s. 28

s. 29

s. 30

s. 31

s. 32

s. 33

s. 34

s. 35

s. 38

Repeal the sections.

s. 53(1)

Delete “, bailiff”.

s. 56

s. 62

Repeal the sections.

s. 63(1)

In paragraph (a), delete “the bailiff” and insert instead —

“ the Sheriff ”.

Delete “a bailiff,” and insert instead —

“ the Sheriff, a ”.

s. 73

Repeal the section.

s. 75

Repeal the section.

s. 86A

Repeal the section.

s. 88(2)(e)

Delete the paragraph.

Part 11  Evidence Act 1906 amended

86.         Act amended by this Part

             The amendments in this Part are to the Evidence Act 1906*.

              [* Reprint 12 as at 10 October 2003.]

87.         Section 25A inserted

             After section 25 the following section is inserted —

25A.      Cross‑examination by accused in person

    (1)    In any criminal proceeding where an accused person who is not represented by counsel wishes to cross‑examine a witness, the court, having regard to the nature of the charge, the wishes of the witness, and the availability of any necessary facilities or equipment, may —

    (a)    order that during the cross‑examination the accused person and the witness are to be in separate rooms and that either —

     (i)    the witness is to be in a room outside the courtroom that is connected to the courtroom by a video link as defined in section 120; or

     (ii)    the accused person is to be held in a room outside the courtroom that is connected to the courtroom by a video link as defined in section 120;

    (b)    if it is not possible to make an order under paragraph (a), an order that during the cross‑examination the accused person and the witness are to be separated by a screen, one‑way glass, or other device, that —

     (i)    prevents the witness from seeing the accused person; and

     (ii)    allows the accused person, the judge and any jury to see the witness;

    (c)    whether or not an order is made under paragraph (a) or (b), make an order that forbids the accused person from putting a question to the witness directly and requires the question, having been first stated by the accused person to the judge or a person approved by the judge, to be repeated accurately to the witness by the judge or approved person.

    (2)    An order made under subsection (1)(a)(ii) may be made despite section 635 of The Criminal Code.

    (3)    An order made under subsection (1) may be varied or revoked at any time.

    (4)    If an order is made under subsection (1) in proceedings before a jury, the judge is to instruct the jury that the procedure used for the cross‑examination is a routine practice of the court and that they should not draw any inference as to the accused person’s guilt from the use of the procedure.

    (5)    This section is in addition to and does not limit the operation of sections 106A to 106T, and does not prevent orders from being made under both subsection (1) and one or more of those sections.

”.

88.         Section 96 replaced

             Section 96 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

96.         Supreme Court Judge’s powers may be exercised by other judicial officers

            The powers of a Judge of the Supreme Court under this Act in regard to banker’s books may be exercised in any legal proceeding presided over by —

    (a)    a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia;

    (b)    a Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia;

    (c)    a person exercising the jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court;

    (d)    a person exercising the jurisdiction of the Children’s Court of Western Australia.

”.

89.         Other amendments

             The Act is amended as set out in the Table to this section.

Table

s. 3

In the definition of “court”, delete “a Local Court” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

In the definition of “judge”, delete “a stipendiary magistrate,” and insert instead —

“ a magistrate of the Magistrates Court, ”.

In the definition of “judge”, delete “and any member or members of the Children’s Court of Western Australia”.

s. 11(3)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

    (3)  In subsections (1) and (2), “judge” does not include a justice of the peace when constituting the Magistrates Court or the Children’s Court, whether sitting alone or with another justice of the peace.

”.

s. 12(5)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

    (5)  In subsections (1) and (4), “judge” does not include a justice of the peace when constituting the Magistrates Court or the Children’s Court, whether sitting alone or with another justice of the peace.

”.

s. 36C(3)(a)

s. 106H(2b)

s. 107(1)

s. 108(2)

In each provision delete “Justices Act 1902” and insert instead —

Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902 ”.

s. 56(b)

After “stipendiary” insert —

“ or other ”.

s. 85

Delete “any stipendiary magistrate, the magistrate or any 2 or more justices of the peace exercising the power of the court under the Local Courts Act 1904,” and insert instead —

“ any magistrate of the Magistrates Court, ”.

s. 88

Delete “shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding $200, to be recoverable summarily before any justice of the peace in petty sessions.” and insert instead —

       commits an offence.

              Penalty: $200.

”.

s. 107(1)(c)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ judicial officer ”.

s. 107(2)(a)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ judicial officer ”.

s. 108(2)

Before “justice” in the 5 places it occurs, insert —

“ magistrate or ”.

Delete “stipendiary magistrate for the district in which he has taken the same,” and insert instead —

    the registrar of the relevant court of summary jurisdiction,

”.

s. 108(3)(c)

Before “justice” insert —

“ magistrate or ”.

s. 119(1)

Delete the semicolon after the definition of “public official” and insert instead a full stop.

Delete the definition of “Summary Court”.

s. 119(2)(a)

In subparagraph (ii) delete “Summary Court” and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Part 12  Family Court Act 1997 amended

90.         Act amended by this Part

             The amendments in this Part are to the Family Court Act 1997*.

              [* Reprint 1 as at 15 August 2003.]

91.         Section 5 amended

             Section 5 is amended by inserting in the appropriate alphabetical position the following definition —

    “Family Law Magistrate means a person who is both a magistrate appointed under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 and either the Principal Registrar or a Registrar of the Family Court of Western Australia;

”.

92.         Section 26 amended

     (1)    Section 26(1) is amended by inserting after “magistrate” the following —

             “ under the Magistrates Court Act 2004 ”.

     (2)    After section 26(2) the following subsections are inserted —

    (3)    If the Principal Registrar and any one or more Registrars hold office as magistrates, the Principal Registrar is the senior of them.

    (4)    This Act does not prevent a Family Law Magistrate from constituting the Magistrates Court at a place in or outside the metropolitan region.

”.

93.         Section 43 amended

             Section 43(1)(b) is deleted and the following paragraph is inserted instead —

    (b)    if —

     (i)    Part 5A proceedings in relation to property of a total value exceeding $300 000, or such other amount, if any, as is prescribed in the regulations, are instituted in, or transferred to, the Magistrates Court (“the court”);

     (ii)    the court is constituted by a Family Law Magistrate; and

    (iii)    the respondent, in answer to the application by which the proceedings are instituted, seeks an order different from that sought in the application.

”.

94.         Section 43A amended

             Section 43A(1) is repealed and the following subsections are inserted instead —

    (1)    This section applies if —

    (a)    proceedings in relation to property of a total value exceeding $20 000, or such other amount, if any, as is prescribed in the regulations, are instituted in the Magistrates Court (“the court”);

    (b)    the court is not constituted by a Family Law Magistrate; and

    (c)    the respondent, in answer to the application by which the proceedings are instituted, seeks an order different from that sought in the application.

  (1a)    The court must, before going on to hear and determine the proceedings, inform the parties that, unless each of them consents to the court hearing and determining the proceedings, the court is required to transfer the proceedings to the Court.

  (1b)    If the parties do not consent to the court hearing and determining the proceedings, the court must transfer the proceedings to the Court.

”.

95.         Other amendments

             The Act is amended as set out in the Table to this section.

Table

s. 8(b)

Delete the paragraph and insert instead —

    (b)  the Magistrates Court constituted so as to be able, under section 39, to exercise the Court’s non‑federal jurisdictions.

”.

s. 29(1)(a)

Delete subparagraph (ii) and insert instead —

    (ii)  a court of summary jurisdiction constituted by a Family Law Magistrate;

”.

s. 38

Delete “, including the Principal Registrar or a Registrar who is also a magistrate,” and insert instead —

“ or a Family Law Magistrate ”.

s. 39

Delete paragraphs (a) and (b) and insert instead —

    (a)  the Magistrates Court, constituted by a magistrate, sitting at a place outside the metropolitan region; and

    (b)  the Magistrates Court, constituted by a Family Law Magistrate, sitting at any place in the State,

”.

s. 40(2)

Delete “courts of summary jurisdiction” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

Delete “the clerks of petty sessions of those courts have” and insert instead —

“ a registrar of that Court has ”.

Delete “those clerks of petty sessions.” and insert instead —

“ such a registrar. ”.

s. 42

Repeal the section.

s. 43(7)

s. 43(8)

s. 44(1)

s. 45

s. 243(6)

In each provision delete “a court of summary jurisdiction” or “the court of summary jurisdiction” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 46(2)

Delete “a court of summary jurisdiction prescribed for the purposes of section 43(1)(b)” and insert instead —

       the Magistrates Court, if constituted by a Family Law Magistrate,

”.

s. 142

In the definition of “Registrar” delete paragraph (b) and insert instead —

    (b)  in relation to the Magistrates Court, means a registrar of that court at the place where that court was held;

”.

s. 158

In the definition of “Registrar” delete paragraph (b) and insert instead —

    (b)  in relation to the Magistrates Court, means a registrar of that court at the place where that court was held.

”.

s. 177(4)(b)

In subparagraph (iv), delete items (I) and (II) and insert instead —

    (I)   is the Magistrates Court, to the registrar of that court at the place where that court made or varied the order;

    (II) is the Children’s Court, to the registrar of that court at the place where that court made or varied the order; or

”.

s. 181(2)

Delete “a court of summary jurisdiction referred to in section 39” and insert instead —

       the Magistrates Court when exercising non‑federal jurisdictions under this Act

”.

Delete “the court of summary jurisdiction” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 181(3)

Delete “a court of summary jurisdiction referred to in section 39(a),” and insert instead —

       to the Magistrates Court sitting at a place outside the metropolitan region,

”.

Delete “the court of summary jurisdiction” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 182(3)

Delete “of summary jurisdiction” in the 2 places it occurs.

s. 182(4)

Delete “of summary jurisdiction”.

s. 211(1)

In the definition of “decree”, delete “a court of summary jurisdiction” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 211(2)

Delete “a court of summary jurisdiction” in the first place it occurs and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

Delete “a court of summary jurisdiction” in the second place it occurs and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

In paragraph (a), delete “the court of summary jurisdiction” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 220A(5)

In the definition of “Registrar” delete paragraph (b) and insert instead —

    (b)  in relation to the Magistrates Court, means the registrar of that court at the place where that court was held.

”.

s. 244(1)

Delete “courts of summary jurisdiction” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 244(3)(a)

After “jurisdiction or” insert —

“ of the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 244(3)

In paragraphs (c), (f), (g), (i), (k) and (s), delete “courts of summary jurisdiction” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 245(2)(f)

Delete “or exercising” and insert instead —

“ or the Magistrates Court exercising ”.

Part 13  Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1994 amended

96.         Act amended in this Part

             The amendments in this Part are to the Fines, Penalties and Infringement Notices Enforcement Act 1995*.

              [* Reprinted as at 2 November 2001.

                 For subsequent amendments see Western Australian Legislation Information Tables for 2002, Table 1, p. 141 and Acts Nos. 14 and 50 of 2003.]

97.         Section 21 amended

     (1)    Section 21(4)(a) is amended by deleting “a court of petty sessions” and inserting instead —

             “ the Magistrates Court ”.

     (2)    Section 21(5) is amended by deleting “the clerk of”.

     (3)    Section 21(6) is repealed and the following subsections are inserted instead —

    (6)    The document that under subsection (5) is given to the court is to be taken to be a complaint —

    (a)    made under the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902;

    (b)    made without oath before the Registrar by the person who signed the enforcement certificate;

    (c)    made on the day when the enforcement certificate was lodged; and

    (d)    alleging that the alleged offender committed the alleged offence.

  (6a)    The notice given under subsection (4) to the alleged offender must contain the information that is in the document given to the court and must summons the alleged offender to appear before the court at a specified time and place.

  (6b)    The notice given under this section to the alleged offender is to be taken to be a summons issued by the Registrar under the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902.

”.

98.         Section 63 amended

             Section 63 is amended by inserting in the appropriate alphabetical positions the following definitions —

    “dwelling means —

         (a)    a building, structure or tent, or part of a building, structure or tent, that is ordinarily used for human habitation; or

        (b)    a mobile home,

          and it does not matter that it is uninhabited from time to time;

    “mobile home means a vehicle —

         (a)    that is ordinarily used for human habitation; and

        (b)    that is permanently or semi‑permanently stationary in a single location;

    “personal property does not include any estate or interest in land;

    “place means any land, building, structure, tent or vehicle, or any part of any land, building, structure, tent or vehicle;

    “saleable interest, in real or personal property, has the meaning given by section 71(1) or 88(1), as the case requires;

    “vehicle means any thing capable of transporting people or things by road, rail or water, including a hovercraft, and it does not matter how the thing is moved or propelled;

”.

99.         Section 70 replaced by sections 70 and 70A to 70E

             Section 70 is repealed and the following sections are inserted instead —

70.         Determining an offender’s interest in property

    (1)    In this section —

    “interest, in any property, means any security, charge or lien over, claim on, or right to, the property or any other legal or equitable interest in the property;

    “public authority means a public sector body (within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Public Sector Management Act 1994), a local government or a regional local government.

    (2)    The powers in this section may only be exercised by the Sheriff after receiving a warrant and for the purpose of determining whether and to what extent an offender has any saleable interest in any personal or real property that might be sold under the warrant.

    (3)    The Sheriff, in writing, may request any person, other than the offender, who the Sheriff believes on reasonable grounds has or may have an interest in any such property to disclose to the Sheriff —

    (a)    the nature of the interest;

    (b)    if the interest is a security over the property —

     (i)    the amount secured against the property;

     (ii)    the amount outstanding under the security;

    (iii)    the amount and rate of interest accruing; and

    (iv)    any change that occurs to the terms of the security;

    (c)    the amount of money that is owed to the person in relation to the property; and

    (d)    any other information the Sheriff considers is or may be relevant to determining the matters in subsection (2).

    (4)    The Sheriff, in writing, may request a public authority to disclose to the Sheriff the amount of any rates, taxes, service charges, or other amounts, that are due and unpaid in respect of any such real property.

    (5)    A person, other than a public authority, who contravenes a request made under subsection (3) is guilty of a contempt of the Magistrates Court.

    (6)    The Sheriff may disclose any information about any property that has been obtained by the Sheriff to any potential purchaser of the offender’s interest in the property.

70A.      Personal property to be sold in preference to real property

    (1)    Under a warrant, an offender’s saleable interest in any real property must not be sold unless the Sheriff is satisfied that the amount that is reasonably likely to be realised from selling the offender’s saleable interest in any personal property under the warrant will not be sufficient to satisfy the amount owed under the warrant and any enforcement fees.

    (2)    Subsection (1) does not prevent an offender’s saleable interests in real property and in personal property being sold at the same time.

70B.      Only sufficient property to be sold

    (1)    Under a warrant, the Sheriff must not sell more property than is sufficient, in the Sheriff’s opinion, to wholly satisfy the amount owed under the warrant and the enforcement fees.

    (2)    Subsection (1) does not prevent the Sheriff from making one or more additional sales of property if a sale of property has not been sufficient to satisfy the amount owed under the warrant and the enforcement fees.

70C.      Seized property, Sheriff to determine fair value of

    (1)    Before selling an offender’s saleable interest in any personal or real property under a warrant, the Sheriff must take reasonable steps to determine a fair value for the interest.

    (2)    For the purposes of determining a fair value the Sheriff may —

    (a)    request the offender to provide the Sheriff with such information relevant to the value of the interest as is known to the offender or is reasonably capable of being ascertained by the offender;

    (b)    if the nature and apparent value of the interest is such that it is reasonable to do so, engage a suitably qualified and experienced person to give the Sheriff a written valuation of the interest.

70D.      Interests of others

            If a person other than the offender has any legal or equitable interest in any personal or real property in which the offender has a saleable interest, that interest and that of the offender may be sold together if —

    (a)    the Sheriff is of the opinion that such a sale is desirable;

    (b)    the other person consents in writing; and

    (c)    the Sheriff and the other person agree in writing before the sale as to the division of —

     (i)    the expenses of and incidental to the sale or any attempted sale of the property; and

     (ii)    the proceeds of the sale after payment of those expenses.

70E.      Sale to be advertised

    (1)    The Sheriff must advertise any intended sale under a warrant of an offender’s saleable interest in personal or real property in a reasonable manner.

    (2)    An offender’s saleable interest in personal or real property must not be sold under a warrant unless at least 7 days have elapsed since the intended sale was first advertised under subsection (1).

    (3)    Despite subsections (1) and (2), perishable personal property may be sold without having advertised its intended sale.

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100.       Sections 71, 72 and 73 replaced by section 71

             Sections 71, 72 and 73 are repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

71.         Warrant of execution, effect of

    (1)    In this section —

    “saleable interest, in personal property, means any legal or equitable interest in the property that can be disposed of according to law.

    (2)    A warrant issued in respect of an offender —

    (a)    applies to any saleable interest that the offender has in any personal property at the time when the Sheriff receives the warrant; and

    (b)    entitles the Sheriff —

     (i)    to seize any such property in which the offender has a saleable interest and to sell that interest;

     (ii)    to seize any money of the offender;

    (iii)    to seize any cheque, bill of exchange, promissory note, bond, specialty, or other security for money, by virtue of which money is or may be payable to the offender, and to deal with it in accordance with section 77; and

    (iv)    to apply the proceeds of the sale, the money, and any money received or recovered under section 77, in accordance with section 96.

    (3)    The Sheriff’s entitlement applies even if the offender’s saleable interest in any personal property is held jointly or in common with another or others.

    (4)    The Sheriff may take any reasonable action that the Sheriff considers necessary or convenient for the purposes of subsection (2)(b).

    (5)    If, after the Sheriff receives the warrant, a person acquires an interest in any goods to which the warrant applies, the person does so subject to the Sheriff’s entitlement in subsection (2) unless, at the time of acquiring the interest —

    (a)    the person acquired it in good faith and for valuable consideration; and

    (b)    the person had no notice of the fact that the Sheriff had received the warrant and that it was in effect.

”.

101.       Section 74 replaced

             Section 74 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

74.         Seizing personal property, powers enabling

    (1)    Under a warrant the Sheriff, using any force and assistance that is reasonably necessary in the circumstances, may do any or all of the following —

    (a)    enter any place where the Sheriff believes on reasonable grounds there is or may be personal property that may be seized under the warrant, or a record evidencing the title to such property, for the purpose of searching for and seizing it;

    (b)    from time to time re‑enter any such place where any such property or record is for the purpose of performing the Sheriff’s functions under the warrant and this Act in relation to the property;

    (c)    seize and remove any such property or record;

    (d)    make or print out, and keep, a copy of any such record and for that purpose —

     (i)    seize and remove, for no more than 7 days, any computer or other thing on which any such record is or may be stored;

     (ii)    operate the computer or other thing;

    (iii)    direct a person who has the custody or control of any such record, computer or thing to make or print out a copy of the record or to operate the computer or thing;

    (e)    take reasonable measures to secure or protect any such property, record, computer or thing against damage or unauthorised removal or interference.

    (2)    The powers in subsection (1)(a) and (b) —

    (a)    may be exercised at any time of the day or night in respect of a place that is not a dwelling; and

    (b)    must not be exercised in respect of a dwelling without the consent of the occupier of the dwelling or, if there is no occupier, the owner.

    (3)    Despite subsection (2)(b), if —

    (a)    the consent referred to in subsection (2)(b) is unreasonably withheld; or

    (b)    the Sheriff, after reasonable attempts to do so, cannot contact the occupier or owner of the dwelling,

            the Sheriff may exercise the powers in subsection (1)(a) and (b) without that consent, at any time of the day or night.

    (4)    A person who disobeys a direction given under subsection (1)(d)(iii) commits an offence.

         Penalty: Imprisonment for 12 months.

”.

102.       Section 75 replaced

             Section 75 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

75.         Property that cannot be seized and sold

            The following personal property of an offender must not be seized or sold under a warrant —

    (a)    property that the offender holds in trust for another person and in which the offender does not have a beneficial interest;

    (b)    wearing apparel and personal items that are of a kind and value prescribed by the regulations;

    (c)    household property that is of a kind and value prescribed by the regulations;

    (d)    property that is used by the offender to earn income by personal exertion of a value that does not exceed the amount prescribed by the regulations.

”.

103.       Section 81 replaced

             Section 81 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

81.         Custody of seized property

    (1)    Until it is sold, seized personal property is to be kept in such custody as the Sheriff decides.

    (2)    Seized personal property may be left in the custody of the offender or another person if the offender or person, in writing, consents and agrees —

    (a)    to be responsible for its safekeeping;

    (b)    not to move it, or allow it to be moved, without the prior consent of the Sheriff; and

    (c)    not to give custody or possession of it to another person without the prior consent of the Sheriff.

    (3)    If the Sheriff leaves seized personal property in the custody of the offender or another person, the Sheriff is not to be taken as having abandoned the property.

    (4)    If the Sheriff seizes any record relating to a business or undertaking of the offender or another person, it must not be retained for longer than 7 days.

    (5)    Subsection (4) does not apply to any cheque, bill of exchange, promissory note, bond, specialty or other security for money.

”.

104.       Section 88 replaced

             Section 88 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

88.         Warrant, effect of

    (1)    In this section —

    “saleable interest, in real property, means any legal or equitable estate or interest in the property that can be disposed of according to law.

    (2)    A warrant issued in respect of an offender —

    (a)    applies to —

     (i)    any saleable interest that is registered under the Transfer of Land Act 1893 in respect of land under the operation of that Act and that the offender has at the time when the warrant is registered under section 133 of that Act in respect of the interest;

     (ii)    any saleable interest that is not registered under the Transfer of Land Act 1893 in respect of land under the operation of that Act and that the offender has at the time when the Sheriff receives the warrant;

    (iii)    any saleable interest in any other real property in the State that the offender has at the time when the Sheriff receives the warrant;

             and

    (b)    entitles the Sheriff —

     (i)    to seize the land;

     (ii)    to sell the saleable interest; and

    (iii)    to apply the proceeds in accordance with section 96.

    (3)    The Sheriff’s entitlement applies even if the offender’s saleable interest is held jointly or in common with another or others.

    (4)    Under a warrant, the Sheriff must not sell any saleable interest that is registered under the Transfer of Land Act 1893 in respect of land under the operation of that Act unless, at the time of the sale, the warrant is registered under section 133 of that Act in respect of the interest.

    (5)    If, after the Sheriff receives a warrant, a person acquires an interest in any real property to which the order applies, the person does so subject to the Sheriff’s entitlement in subsection (2) unless, at the time of acquiring the interest —

    (a)    the person acquired it in good faith and for valuable consideration;

    (b)    the person had no notice of the fact that the Sheriff had received the warrant and that it was in effect; and

    (c)    the warrant had not been registered under the Registration of Deeds Act 1856.

    (6)    Subsection (5) does not apply to or in relation to an interest acquired in any saleable interest that is registered under the Transfer of Land Act 1893 in respect of land under the operation of that Act.

”.

105.       Section 91 replaced by sections 91, 91A and 91B

             Section 91 is repealed and the following sections are inserted instead —

91.         Power of entry

    (1)    Under a warrant the Sheriff, using any force and assistance that is reasonably necessary in the circumstances, may enter any real property in which the offender has a saleable interest for the purposes of performing the Sheriff’s functions under the warrant and this Act in relation to the interest.

    (2)    Without limiting subsection (1), the Sheriff may —

    (a)    enter the real property with any prospective purchaser of the offender’s saleable interest; and

    (b)    conduct any sale of the interest on the property.

    (3)    The powers in subsections (1) and (2) —

    (a)    may be exercised at any time of the day or night in respect of a place that is not a dwelling; and

    (b)    must not be exercised in respect of a dwelling without the consent of the occupier of the dwelling or, if there is no occupier, the owner.

    (4)    Despite subsection (3)(b), if —

    (a)    the consent referred to in subsection (3)(b) is unreasonably withheld; or

    (b)    the Sheriff, after reasonable attempts to do so, cannot contact the occupier or owner of the dwelling,

            the Sheriff may exercise the powers in subsections (1) and (2) without that consent, at any time of the day or night.

91A.      Offender may be permitted to sell or mortgage real property

    (1)    The Sheriff may permit the offender to sell or mortgage the offender’s saleable interest in any real property to which a warrant applies.

    (2)    The Sheriff’s permit must —

    (a)    be in writing;

    (b)    require the amount of any deposit paid in respect of any sale of the interest to be paid to the Sheriff to be held by the Sheriff as stakeholder;

    (c)    state the minimum amount (including any such deposit) that must be paid to the Sheriff out of the money realised from any sale or mortgage of the interest;

    (d)    state the date on which the permit expires; and

    (e)    contain any other information that is prescribed by the regulations.

    (3)    The Sheriff’s permit may include any conditions that the Sheriff considers necessary.

    (4)    While the Sheriff’s permit is in force, the Sheriff must not sell the saleable interest under the warrant.

    (5)    If while the Sheriff’s permit is in force —

    (a)    the offender sells or mortgages the interest;

    (b)    in the case of a sale, the amount of any deposit paid is paid to the Sheriff in accordance with the permit; and

    (c)    in any case, either —

     (i)    an amount not less than the minimum amount stated in the permit is paid to the Sheriff; or

     (ii)    with the Sheriff’s consent, an amount less than the minimum amount stated in the permit is paid to the Sheriff,

            then —

    (d)    any liability of the purchaser or mortgagee to pay the offender the money paid to the Sheriff is extinguished;

    (e)    the Sheriff must consent to the registration under the Transfer of Land Act 1893 or the Registration of Deeds Act 1856 of any documents that relate to the sale or mortgage; and

    (d)    the Sheriff must apply the money received in accordance with section 96 as if they were the proceeds of a sale under the warrant.

91B.      Place and manner of sale

    (1)    Subject to any order made by a court under this section, the sale under a warrant of an offender’s saleable interest in real property —

    (a)    may be conducted on the property or at any other place, as the Sheriff thinks fit;

    (b)    must be by public auction; and

    (c)    must not be for less than a fair value of the interest.

    (2)    The Sheriff may apply to the Magistrates Court for an order as to any or all of the following in relation to a saleable interest to which warrant applies —

    (a)    that the interest may be sold by public tender;

    (b)    that the interest may be sold by private agreement;

    (c)    that the interest may be sold for an amount that is less than a fair value of the interest.

    (3)    The offender is entitled to be heard on an application made under subsection (2).

    (4)    The court may make any or all of such orders.

    (5)    When or after making an order under subsection (2)(c) a court may order that the interest not be sold for less than an amount set by the court.

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106.       Section 98 replaced

             Section 98 is repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

98.         Sheriff exempt from some licensing requirements

    (1)    The Sheriff and any delegate of the Sheriff may sell property seized under a warrant without holding any licence to do so that is required under a written law.

    (2)    Subsection (1) does not prevent the Sheriff from engaging a person with an appropriate licence under a written law to sell property seized under a warrant.

”.

107.       Other amendments

             The Act is amended as set out in the Table to this section.

Table

s. 4

s. 56(b)

 

In each provision delete “Justices Act 1902” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902 ”.

s. 6

s. 7(2)

s. 7(3)

s. 61(2)(a)

In each provision delete “Court of Petty Sessions at Perth” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ Magistrates Court ”.

s. 22(4)(c)

Delete subparagraph (ii) and insert instead —

    (ii)  the Registrar must forthwith notify the Magistrates Court or the Children’s Court, as the case requires, of the discontinuance.

”.

s. 54(1)

Before “clerk” insert —

“ registrar or ”.

s. 62

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” in the first place it occurs and insert instead —

“ court of summary jurisdiction ”.

Delete “clerk of petty sessions” in the second place it occurs and insert instead —

“ court ”.

Delete “him” and insert instead —

“ the court ”.

s. 69(1)

Delete “a Local Court” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 69(3)

s. 94(4)

In each provision delete “section 158 of the Local Courts Act 1904” in each place it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 ”.

s. 79

Repeal the section.

s. 80(4)

Repeal the subsection.

s. 82

Repeal the section.

s. 83

Repeal the section.

s. 84

Repeal the section.

s. 89(1)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

    (1)  Actual seizure of real property by physical occupation or other means before any saleable interest in it is sold under a warrant is not necessary.

”.

s. 92(1)

Delete “a writ of fieri facias and the offender were a judgment debtor” and insert instead —

       a property (seizure and sale) order issued under the Civil Judgments Enforcement Act 2004 and the offender were the judgment debtor named in the order

”.

s. 94(2)

Delete “Local Court” and insert instead —

“ Magistrates Court at the place ”.

s. 95(1)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

    (1)  A warrant (as defined in section 63) has priority over any property (seizure and sale) order issued under the Civil Judgments Enforcement Act 2004, despite that Act and section 133 of the Transfer of Land Act 1893.

”.

s. 101(1)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 101(2)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

    (2)  The application must be made in accordance with the Magistrates Court’s rules of court.

”.

s. 101(3)

Delete “justices” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ Court ”.

s. 101A(1)

Delete “justices” and insert instead —

“ the Magistrates Court ”.

s. 101A(3)

Repeal the subsection and insert instead —

    (3)  The application must be made in accordance with the Magistrates Court’s rules of court.

”.

s. 101A(5)

Delete “justices” in the 2 places it occurs and in each place insert instead —

“ Court ”.

s. 101B(1)

In paragraph (a) delete “Justices Act 1902” and insert instead —

Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902 ”.

After paragraph (a) insert the following paragraph —

  (ab) commences an appeal under Part VIII of the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902;

”.

In paragraph (b) delete “under section 187 of the Justices Act 1902 or”.

Part 14  Industrial Relations Act 1979 amended

108.       Act amended in this Part

             The amendments in this Part are to the Industrial Relations Act 1979*.

              [* Reprinted as at 8 November 2002.

                 For subsequent amendments see Acts Nos. 7, 20, 28 and 31 of 2003 and Gazette 15 August 2003 p. 3685-92.]

109.       Section 81D amended

             Section 81D(3) and (4) are repealed and the following subsections are inserted instead —

    (3)    For the purposes of prosecution jurisdiction, the clerk of an industrial magistrate’s court has in relation to that court like powers to those that a registrar of the Magistrates Court has for the purposes of the criminal jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court under the Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902.

    (4)    For the purposes of general jurisdiction, the clerk of an industrial magistrate’s court has like powers to those that a registrar of the Magistrates Court has for the purposes of the civil jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court under the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004.

”.

110.       Section 81F inserted

             After section 81E the following section is inserted —

81F.      Industrial magistrate’s court records, access to records

    (1)    In respect of an industrial magistrate’s court’s records of proceedings under its prosecution jurisdiction (as defined in section 81CA), section 33 of the Magistrates Court Act 2004, with any necessary changes, applies.

    (2)    In respect of an industrial magistrate’s court’s records of proceedings under its general jurisdiction (as defined in section 81CA), subsections (3) to (9) apply.

    (3)    A party to the proceedings may, on request, inspect or obtain a copy of any document that is part of the court’s record of those proceedings.

    (4)    A person who is not a party to the proceedings may, with the leave of the court, inspect or obtain a copy of any document that is part of the court’s record of the proceedings.

    (5)    Any person may, with the leave of the court, inspect or obtain a copy of any thing (other than a document) received by the court in the proceedings on which information is recorded or stored, such as a photograph, tape or disc.

    (6)    Any person may, with the leave of the court, listen to, view or obtain a copy of a recording of the proceedings.

    (7)    When giving leave under subsection (4), (5) or (6) the court may impose conditions on the person’s access to information, including a condition prohibiting or limiting the publication or use of the information.

    (8)    A decision by the court under subsection (4), (5), (6) or (7) is administrative and is final and not subject to any form of review.

    (9)    If under this section a document may be supplied to a person it may, at the request of the person, be supplied in an electronic form.

  (10)    The regulations may prescribe fees to be paid for inspecting, obtaining a copy of, listening to or viewing information in relation to proceedings in both the general jurisdiction and the prosecution jurisdiction of an industrial magistrate’s court.

”.

111.       Sections 88 and 89 replaced

             Sections 88 and 89 are repealed and the following section is inserted instead —

88.         Judgments, enforcement of

    (1)    In this section —

    “judgment includes an order, direction or decision.

    (2)    A person to whom money is to be paid under a judgment of the Court may enforce it by lodging a copy of it, certified by a clerk of the court, and an affidavit stating to what extent it has not been complied with, with the Supreme Court.

    (3)    If, or to the extent that, a judgment of the Court does not require the payment of money, a person entitled to the benefit of the judgment may enforce it by lodging a copy of it, certified by a clerk of the court, and an affidavit stating to what extent it has not been complied with, with the Supreme Court.

    (4)    A judgment that is lodged with the Supreme Court under subsection (2) or (3) is to be taken to be a judgment of that court and may be enforced accordingly.

”.

112.       Other amendments

             The Act is amended as set out in the Table to this section.

Table

s. 7(1)

Delete the definition of “stipendiary magistrate”.

s. 13

After paragraph (a), insert the following paragraph —

    (ab) an industrial magistrate appointed under section 81B;

”.

After “such a member” insert —

“ or industrial magistrate ”.

s. 81B(2)

s. 81B(3)(a)

s. 81B(4)

In each provision delete “Stipendiary” and “stipendiary”.

s. 81B(6)

Delete the definition of “Chief Stipendiary Magistrate” and insert instead —

“Chief Magistrate” means the Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates Court.

”.

s. 81CA(2)

Delete “Local Courts Act 1904 as if the proceedings were an action” and insert instead —

    Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 as if the proceedings were a case

”.

s. 81CA(3)

Delete “Part VIA of the Local Courts Act 1904.” and insert instead —

    Part 4 of the Magistrates Court (Civil Proceedings) Act 2004.

”.

s. 81CA(6)

s. 83D(1)

s. 83D(2)

In each provision delete “Justices Act 1902” and insert instead —

Criminal Procedure (Summary) Act 1902 ”.

After s. 81CA(7)