Introduced with the Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Bill 2009, the bill: gives effect to the
Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand on Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement
; incorporates the existing provisions of the
Evidence and Procedure (New Zealand) Act 1994
(the taking of evidence and service and enforcement of subpoenas); and incorporates Part IIIA of the
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
(the conduct of market proceedings).