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Cite as: August 2015 89 (8) LIJ, p.57

Family Court of Australia
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
FAMILY LAW FEES

The Senate has disallowed schedule 2 of Federal Courts (Fees) Regulation 2015, meaning it ceases to have effect immediately. This means there will be no family law fee increases on 1 July 2015.

Current fees payable in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court will continue to apply. The websites are being updated accordingly.

National Communication, 26 June 2015
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
RELOCATION LIST

Please be advised that due to limits on judicial resources, the Relocation List for the hearing of certain family law proceedings in Melbourne involving applications to vary existing orders or parenting arrangements, primarily as a result of a proposed change of residence of a person with primary, majority, or shared care of a child or children, will cease to operate as of 30 June 2015.

From 1 July 2015 such applications will now be listed in Melbourne according to normal Federal Circuit Court listing practices.

Adele Byrne, Principal Registrar, 12 June 2015
County Court of Victoria
INDICATIVE TIME TO TRIALS

Since 1 July 2015 the County Court Criminal Division has been publishing monthly data about indicative times to trial. This means that the legal profession and the Victorian community now have timely and accurate information about how long it takes to have a trial heard in the County Court (www.countycourt.vic.gov.au/criminal-division-indicative-time-trial-not-reached-figures).

Sheree Argento, Strategic Communications Manager, 1 July 2015
VicRoads
PROPERTY SEARCH FEE INCREASE

From 1 July 2015 the fee for a property inquiry that is applied by the Road Management (General) Regulations 2005 will be $17.39 (being 1.27 fee units). The increase reflects the revised value of a fee unit pursuant to the Monetary Units Act 2004.

Alan Collins, Policy and Programs, 22 June 2015

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