Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 9 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 2721 ..
Schedules of amendments
Justice And Community Safety Legislation Amendment Bill 2002______________________________________________________________________
Amendments circulated by the Attorney-General
Proposed clause 2 (1)
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omit clause 2 (1), substitute
(1) Parts 2, 4, 5, 7, 9A and 10A commence on the day after the Act's notification day.
Proposed new section 53 (3)
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(3) Subsection (2) is subject to-
(a) section 53A (Assignment of other magistrates to deal with Childrens Court matters); and
(b) section 53B (Completion of part-heard matters).
NoteA magistrate assigned to act as Childrens Court Magistrate under s 51 is the Childrens Court Magistrate for this Act (see s 51(2)).
Proposed new section 53B
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53B Completion of part-heard matters(1) This section applies if-
(a) a magistrate begins to deal with a Childrens Court matter under this chapter; and
(b) the magistrate ceases to be the Childrens Court Magistrate or to hold an assignment under section 51 or 53A before the matter is finally decided.
(2) The magistrate may continue to deal with the matter until it is finally decided.
(3) The Magistrates Court is also known as the Childrens Court when it is constituted by a magistrate who is acting under subsection (2).