On 25 March 2023 the Civil Procedure (Representative Proceedings) Act 2022 (WA) came into operation. The Act introduces a class action regime in Western Australia which, unsurprisingly, is closely modelled on Part IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) (with only minor, immaterial drafting differences). In addition, the Act contains (in s 36) an express abolition of the torts of maintenance and champerty.
In March and April, the High Court dealt with three separate applications for special leave to appeal in class action related matters, namely:
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