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Released 22 September 2014, submissions closed 3 November 2014. The first of a series of consultation papers, this paper considers the reach of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009. It looks at the types of legal relationships and types of property to which the Act should apply and what exemptions might be desirable.
The Attorney-General’s Department administers the Administrative Appeals Tribunal scheme to provide funding to people who could not otherwise afford to pay for legal costs incurred in appearing before the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
How the Department will collect, store, use and disclose your personal information when you apply for and/or accept a grant of legal financial assistance. This information applies to all schemes of legal financial assistance administered by the department.
Complex legislation makes it difficult, expensive and time-consuming for people to understand their legal rights and obligations. This creates burdens for business and restricts access to justice. The following general principles should be applied to improve the clarity and accessibility of laws.
The Federal Court of Australia (FCA), the Family Court of Australia (FCoA) and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (FCC) (collectively, ‘the Courts’) play a critical role in the national administration of justice for Australia’s states and territories.
If you are applying for a costs certificate under section 6, 7 or 9 of the Costs Act, you should also complete a template statement to confirm that there has been no appeal from the court order that granted the costs certificate.
The Department provides assistance with the cost of legal disbursements in certain Commonwealth cases. Disbursements are costs associated with legal action, other than the fees paid to be represented by a solicitor or a barrister.