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Law Vacation 2016-17
The Judges' fixed vacation begins on 19 December 2016 and the first day of term in 2017 will be Monday, 30 January 2017.
Matters may be listed for s 34 conferences, mediations and hearings before Commissioners throughout the fixed vacation except for the public holidays of Monday, 26 December, Tuesday, 27 December 2016 and Monday, 2 January 2017 and the public service holiday (yet to be determined by the Department of Justice but likely to be observed on Wednesday, 28 December 2016).
The final Registrar's directions hearing list for 2016 will be on Wednesday, 21 December 2016. The Registrar's directions hearing list will resume in the week commencing Monday, 16 January 2017.
A Duty Judge will be available during the fixed vacation for urgent matters.
The registry will be open throughout the fixed vacation, except for the public holidays and the public service holiday. For the period 29 December 2016 to 6 January 2017, the registry counter will operate from 9:30am-4:00pm only. The registry counter will return to normal operating hours on Monday, 9 January 2017.