Judicial Council Act 2019

51.

Time limit for making complaints

51. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), a complaint shall be made not later than 3 months after the date of the occurrence or alleged occurrence of the conduct alleged to constitute judicial misconduct that occasioned the complaint.

(2) Where a complaint relates to more than one incident of the occurrence or alleged occurrence of the conduct of the judge concerned that is alleged to constitute judicial misconduct, the complaint in relation to such conduct shall be made not later than 3 months after the date of the last occurrence or alleged occurrence of that conduct.

(3) The Judicial Conduct Committee may, on referral of a complaint or a part of a complaint, by the Registrar under section 53(5) or by the Complaints Review Committee under section 56(4), determine that it is just and equitable, having regard to the nature of the conduct or alleged conduct to which the complaint, or the part of the complaint so referred, relates and any other relevant circumstances, for the period referred to in subsection (1) or (2), as may be appropriate, for the making of the complaint to be extended so that the complaint, or the part of the complaint so referred, as the case may be, is admissible.