Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2017 No 44

An Act to amend various legislation relating to courts and crimes and other related matters.
1   Name of Act
This Act is the Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2017.
2   Commencement
(1)  This Act commences on the date of assent to this Act, except as provided by this section.
(2)  Schedules 1.2 [2] and [3], 1.3 [4]–[6], 1.6 [1] and [7]–[13], 1.10 and 1.17 [2] commence on a day or days to be appointed by proclamation.
(3)  Schedule 1.3 [1] commences 3 months after the date of assent to this Act, unless commenced sooner by proclamation.
Schedule 1 Amendment of legislation
1.1, 1.2
[1]–[3]   (Repealed)
[4]   Section 118A
Insert after section 118:
118A   Minimum account balance of judgment debtor
(1)  The amounts attached under one or more garnishee orders must not, in total, reduce the amount of the aggregate debt that is due and accruing from the garnishee to the judgment debtor to less than $447.70.
(2)  The amount of $447.70 referred to in subsection (1) is taken to be an adjustable amount for the purposes of Division 6 of Part 3 of the Workers Compensation Act 1987.
[5]   Section 124A
Insert after section 124:
124A   Variation, suspension or repayment of payments under garnishee orders
The court may, at any time on the application by a judgment debtor, vary or suspend the making of payments by the judgment debtor under a garnishee order, or order the total amount paid by the judgment debtor under the garnishee order to be repaid, if the court is satisfied that it is appropriate to do so.
[6]   (Repealed)
sch 1: Am 1987 No 15, sec 30C.