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If a court case has been filed against you in New Zealand, you can apply to the New Zealand court to have the case ‘stayed’ (suspended) if you believe it would be more appropriate to have the case heard in Australia.
From 11 October 2013, if you are involved in a New Zealand court case you and your lawyer can ask the New Zealand court for permission to appear before it remotely from Australia. A remote appearance can be by an audio or audio visual link.
At the Premiers Conference on 29 June 1979, the Commonwealth and the States completed an agreement of great importance for the settlement of contentious and complex offshore constitutional issues
Exchange of criminal history information with New Zealand for vetting purposes - Privacy Impact Assessment
Australia has completed a privacy impact assessment on the six month trial to exchange criminal history information with New Zealand for employment purposes.
A provisional arrest request is an urgent request to arrest a person pending receipt of an extradition request. A provisional arrest request may be appropriate when it is believed that the fugitive may flee the jurisdiction.
Procedure for incoming extradition requests from New Zealand (NZ) under the Extradition Act 1988. Information about the process of incoming and outgoing extr
Flowchart 7 – Procedure for outgoing extradition requests to New Zealand (NZ) under the Extradition Act 1988. Information about the process of incoming and outgoing extradition requests, and provisional arrest requests.
Use this flowchart when a crime is allegedly committed against an Australian law and a law enforcement agency identifies evidence overseas.
Australia formally responded to Philip Morris Asia's claim on 21 December 2011. In its response, Australia rejected the claims made by Philip Morris Asia and outlined arguments Australia intended to make in defending its right to implement the tobacco plain packaging measure.
The Attorney-General is responsible for the administration of the Foreign States Immunities Act 1985, which applies in relation to all civil litigation in Australian courts involving ‘foreign states’ as defined in the Act.
In December 2006, the Trans-Tasman Working Group on Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement delivered their final report. The report make ten recommendations detailing how the legal framework for resolving civil disputes with a trans-Tasman element might be improved.