Role of Law Courts
59. By joining the party, members agree that the following arrangements will apply, should the party or a branch of the party or a member or former member of the party bring a case in an Australian court of competent jurisdiction, in which it is alleged that an officer of the party or of a branch of the party has breached his or her duties:
- the law courts ought not to intervene in the dispute until the arbitration procedure has run its course;
- applicants to the law courts who are natural persons should not have to provide security for costs;
- respondents in the law courts, as well as the party and its branches, should not have to provide security for costs;
- costs should not be awarded;
- no objection should be taken to the party or a branch of the party being represented before the law courts by a person who is not a barrister or solicitor; and
- there are no circumstances besides insolvency where it would be just and equitable to wind up the party or any of its branches.