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How to request information from CECG using subpoenas or similar court orders


We ask that you direct all subpoena requests directly to Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn. Catholic Education Canberra & Goulburn (CECG) has legal authority to accept service of documents on behalf of all schools, Catholic Early Learning Centres within the Canberra Goulburn Archdiocese and the Catholic Education Office.

Requests may be addressed to:

– The Proper Officer at CECG
– Email to:
– And/or via mail to:

The Proper Officer
Catholic Education
Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn
P.O. Box 3317 Manuka ACT 2603


Compliance time or return date

CECG does not hold all documents centrally. To ensure we can comply with your Subpoena production date, please allow a minimum of 14 working days for CECG to contact the relevant areas to obtain documents that fall within the scope of the Subpoena. If CECG is unable to produce the documents in time, we may contact you to seek an extension. If the subpoena is served during the school holidays, there will likely be a delay if your Subpoena seeks school records.


Description of the documents

Please ensure that the description of documents to be produced is as specific as possible and do not cover an excessively general scope. This will ensure that the issuing party receives the documents required, without unnecessarily burdening school staff in particular in searching for documents that are not required. Please supply the following where available:

– The person’s position for whom documents are being sought
– The school(s) [if relevant] from where the documents are being sought
– The person’s date of birth, and
– The time period for which documents are required.

CCEG does not accept service of subpoenas to attend to give evidence. These subpoenas must be served directly on the individual required to give evidence. If the evidence required is in relation to a position a person holds at CECG, then we may provide advice and assistance with complying or attending to give evidence.


Conduct money for subpoenas

We may charge fees (conduct money) to produce documents under Subpoena and this is called conduct money. The purpose of conduct money is to provide reasonable compensation for the cost of complying with a Subpoena. Those costs include, but are not limited to, staff time in locating and searching records, the resources involved in copying documents and delivery of documents to the appropriate Court, Tribunal or other recipient.

Please note, where we issue an invoice, it will be sent by the Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra & Goulburn to the Legal Representative nominated in the subpoena or notice documents.

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