CHAPTER 24
JUDICATURE ADMINISTRATION ACT

Arrangement of Sections

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
ADMINISTRATION OF JUDICATURE

   3.   Chief Administrator

   4.   Appointment of certain members of judicature and its staff

   5.   Exercise by Commission of its disciplinary powers

   6.   Funds of judicature

   7.   Financial year of judicature

   8.   Accounts of judicature

   9.   Annual report of judicature

PART III
MISCELLANEOUS

   10.   Allocation of High Court work

   11.   Judicial precedence

   12.   Capital expenditure on property and buildings

   13.   Establishment of committees

   14.   Regulations

   15.   Funding of judicature pending due appropriation

   16.   Transitional arrangements for staff

AN ACT

to provide for the administration of the courts; to confer on the Judicial Service Commission power to appoint staff of the judicature; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[31st December, 1994]

Act 42 of 1994,

SI 44 of 1995.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Judicature Administration Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“Commission” means the Judicial Service Commission referred to in the Constitution and the Service Commission Act;

“Chief Administrator” means the Chief Administrator of the judicature appointed under section 3;

“court” does not include a court-martial;

“court fees” means any fees, commissions or charges payable under any law in connection with the lodgement, service, execution or administrative processing of any writ, application or other legal process, and includes sheriff’ fees and any commission, late fees or other charges so payable;

“judicature” means the Supreme Court, the High Court, the Industrial Relations Court, the subordinate courts, local courts and any other courts established by an Act of parliament;

“member of the judicature” means—

      (a)   the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice or any judge of the Supreme Court or High Court;

      (b)   the Chairman and any Deputy Chairman or member of the Industrial Relations Court;

      (c)   a magistrate or local court justice; and

      (d)   any officer having power to hold or exercise, in open court, the judicial powers of any court;

“staff of the judicature” means—

      (a)   the Chief Administrator;

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