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Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987 – 1 January 2011

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Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987 – 1 January 2011

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The civil jurisdiction of one State or Territory’s Supreme Court may be exercised in the Supreme Court of another State/Territory. Even so, proceedings are to be transferred to another State or Territory’s Supreme Court if required by the interests of justice.

  • Sections 3, 4, 5, 11

Proceedings in the Supreme Court are to be transferred to the Federal Court or Family Court where the matters for determination relate to the application, interpretation or validity of a Commonwealth law and the transfer is required by the interests of justice.

  • Sections 5, 11, 12
Reason for law

To reduce inconvenience and expense occasionally caused to litigants by jurisdictional limitations. (Long title of Act)

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Critique

The phrase ‘Her Majesty’ appearing in section 2 could be replaced with a modern alternative.

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