The arrangements under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (Cth) makes the process for resolving civil disputes with people in New Zealand simple, cheaper
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This fact sheet provides an overview of the process of making a mutual assistance request to Australia
Mutual assistance is the process countries use to obtain government to government assistance in criminal investigations and prosecutions. There are over 25 bilateral mutual assistance treaties to which Australia is a party.
International Transfer of Prisoners Scheme - Prisoner transfers to Australia - Information pack.
Information about previous participants in our Pacific Legal Policy Champions Program.
In Australia, once a person is remanded in custody or on bail, the person can elect to waive the extradition process. Information about the process of incoming and outgoing extradition requests, and provisional arrest requests.
Overview of the extradition process of incoming and outgoing extradition requests, and provisional arrest requests.
This document provides a summary of certain provisions of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (the Act). This document is for information only. It should not be relied on as an accurate statement of the law. We recommend that you read the Act in its entirety and seek legal advice where appropriate.
From 11 October 2013 you can ask the court for permission to require someone in New Zealand to give evidence in criminal proceedings before an Australian court (you can already do this in civil proceedings).
From 11 October 2013, there is a streamlined process for registering and enforcing civil court judgments across the Tasman.
From 11 October 2013, you can start civil court proceedings in Australia without having to get a court’s permission to serve the documents on a person located in New Zealand
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.
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.
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.