Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2002

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
40
Summary
Amends the
Bankruptcy Act 1966
  to make changes to bankruptcy law and practice aimed at ensuring that the interests of debtors and creditors are better balanced, particularly in relation to: early discharge arrangements; effective sanctions on uncooperative bankrupts; and administration of bankruptcies by trustees. Also makes technical and machinery amendments and contains transitional provisions. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
21 Mar 2002Introduced and read a first time
21 Mar 2002Second reading moved
30 May 2002Second reading agreed to
30 May 2002Third reading agreed to
Senate
19 Jun 2002Introduced and read a first time
19 Jun 2002Second reading moved
14 Nov 2002Second reading amendment agreed to

Details: 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
14 Nov 2002Second reading agreed to
15 Nov 2002Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 8 Opposition and 2 Australian Democrats agreed to
15 Nov 2002Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
02 Dec 2002Consideration of Senate message

Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
Senate
09 Dec 2002Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments


18 Dec 2002Assent

Act no.: 131

Year: 2002

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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