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Senate saves Hobart Registrar

Media Release
Bob Brown 27 Oct 2009

The Greens and opposition combined in the Senate this afternoon to legislate for the post of full-time Registrar at the Hobart Registry of the Federal Court to be re-established.

The Senate passed Senator Bob Brown's amendment to the Access to Justice (Civil Litigation Reforms) Amendment Bill 2009 that:

The Registrar shall cause at least one Registry in each State to be staffed on a full-time basis with the complement of staff in each Registry to include a full-time Registrar.

Senators Abetz and Brown have been promoting the cause of keeping a full-time Registrar position in Hobart.

The bill has gone back to the House of Representatives where the government may reject the amendment.

Media contact: Peter Stahel 0433 005 727

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