Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the
Family Law Act 1975
in relation to: opposite-sex and same-sex de facto couples accessing the federal family law courts on property and maintenance matters on relationship breakdown; financial agreements between married couples; separation declarations and superannuation splitting; and certificates provided during family dispute resolutions. Also makes consequential amendments to 10 Acts in relation to de facto financial matters; and makes a technical amendment to the
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
.

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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25 Jun 2008
Second reading moved 25 Jun 2008
Second reading debate 28 Aug 2008
Second reading agreed to 28 Aug 2008
Third reading agreed to 28 Aug 2008
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01 Sep 2008
Second reading moved 01 Sep 2008
Second reading debate 14 Oct 2008
Second reading debate 15 Oct 2008
Second reading agreed to 15 Oct 2008
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 34 Government agreed to
  • Requests details: 20 Government agreed to
16 Oct 2008
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House made Senate requested amendments
20 Oct 2008
Senate
Third reading agreed to 10 Nov 2008
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
11 Nov 2008
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11 Nov 2008
Assent
  • Act no.: 115
  • Year: 2008
21 Nov 2008

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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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

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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