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Agency ID10966
TitleMagistrates Court, Weipa
Agency TypeMagistrates Court
Start Date 1/10/1968
End Date Current
Date NotesN/A

The Magistrates Court is the local court where all criminal and many civil cases first enter the court system.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
18453Plaint Book 25/5/1970 21/12/1989
18455Registers of Summons and Arrest Cases 10/1/1972 6/6/1984
18454Judgment Book 4/2/1972 22/3/1990
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
19Department of Justice (I) 1/10/1968 7/12/1989
33Department of Justice and Corrective Services 7/12/1989 11/4/1991
100Department of Justice (II) 11/4/1991 24/9/1992
34Department of Justice and Attorney-General 24/9/1992 26/2/1996
120Department of Justice (III) 26/2/1996 26/6/1998
8620Department of Justice and Attorney-General (II) 26/6/1998 Current
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Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1968, vol. CCXXIX, no. 4, p. 46
Magistrates Courts Act 1921
Justices Regulation 2004
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Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Magistrates Courts Act 1921
Justices Regulation 2004
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The Magistrates Court, Weipa, within the Magistrates Courts District of Coen, was established on 1 October 1968 under the "Justice Acts 1886 - 1968".

Under the "Magistrates Courts Act 1921", Magistrates Courts inherited the civil functions of Small Debts Courts and determine the following civil actions: personal actions in which the amount claimed is not more than $50000, actions for the unliquidated balance of a partnership account, actions for a distributive share under an intestacy or for a legacy under a will, equity suits for recovery of money or damages, actions for replevin concerning distress for rent, summary actions for ejectment between lessors and lessees, and complaints for maintenance.

Under the "Justices Act Amendment Act 1964", Magistrates Courts inherited the petty criminal jurisdiction of Courts of Petty Sessions involving numerous Commonwealth and State statutes described briefly as jurisdiction over summary trials of simple offences and committal proceedings for indictable offences sent to the District Court (re-established in 1959) or to the Supreme Court. Appeals from Magistrates Court judgments and orders are made to the District Court. Magistrates Courts include Coroners Courts and Childrens Courts.

Actions brought before a Magistrates Court are heard and determined by a magistrate sitting alone. From 2004 the Magistrates Court, Weipa is within the Cooktown Magistrates Courts District.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10966, Magistrates Court, Weipa
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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