S 15FA repealed by No 22 of 2001, s 3 and
Sch 1 item 3, effective 6 April 2001. S 15FA formerly read:
Nature of functions conferred on magistrate
a function that is not a judicial function or incidental to a judicial function
is expressed to be conferred on a magistrate by this Act, the function is
conferred on the magistrate in a personal capacity and not as a court or a
member of a court.
limiting the generality of subsection (1), an order made by a magistrate in
the performance of a function covered by that subsection has effect only by
virtue of this Act and is not to be taken by implication to be made by a court.
magistrate performing a function covered by subsection (1) has the same protection
and immunity as if he or she were performing that function as, or as a member
of, a court (being the court of which the magistrate is a member).
Governor-General may make arrangements with the Governor of a State, the Chief
Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, the Administrator of the Northern
Territory or the Administrator of Norfolk Island for the performance, by all
or any of the persons who from time to time hold office as magistrates in
that State or Territory, of functions covered by subsection (1).