Preamble

The Family Law Rules 2004 commence on 29 March 2004 and as a consequence the Practice Directions of the Court have been reviewed.

A. Revocation of Practice Directions - Superseded by Family Law Rules 2004
The following Practice Directions are hereby revoked as of 29 March 2004 :

Practice
Direction No.        Title

 
No 4 of 1990          Costs
No 2 of 1991          Notification of Costs of Litigation
No 1 of 1996          Interim and Procedural Applications
No 1 of 1998          Affidavit - Interim Residence, Contact, Specific Issues
No 1 of 2000          Form 17 - Transitional Compliance Arrangements
No 2 of 2000          E-Filing Pilot Program, Melbourne Registry
No 1 of 2001          Amendment of Practice Directions No. 1 of 1998 -Affidavit - Interim Residence, Contact, Specific Issues
No 7 of 2002          Revised forms and transitional arrangements
No 2 of 2003          Guidelines for Expert Witnesses and those instructing them in proceedings in the Family Court of Australia

B. Revocation of Practice Directions - Miscellaneous
The following Practice Directions are revoked as of 29 March 2004:

Practice Direction No.          Title
No 3 of 1990          Proceedings relating to Defacto Property
Comment: In the light of the decision of In Re: Wakim [Cross Vesting] 1999 24 Fam LR 669 this is no longer a jurisdiction requiring a Practice Direction
 
No 1 of 1999          Forms - Year 2000 
Comment: This was transitional only
 
No 4 of 2002          Application for contact/residence during the Christmas School holiday period
Comment: The relevant Christmas school holiday period has concluded
 
No 3 of 2003          Application for contact/residence during the Christmas School holiday period
 

Practice Direction 2004/5, 17 March 2004, issued by 
the Hon. Chief Justice Alastair Nicholson AO RFD