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
25 Jun 2008Introduced and read a first time
25 Jun 2008Second reading moved
28 Aug 2008Second reading debate
28 Aug 2008Second reading agreed to
28 Aug 2008Third reading agreed to
Senate
01 Sep 2008Introduced and read a first time
01 Sep 2008Second reading moved
14 Oct 2008Second reading debate
15 Oct 2008Second reading debate
15 Oct 2008Second reading agreed to
16 Oct 2008Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 34 Government agreed to

Requests details: 20 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
20 Oct 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House made Senate requested amendments
Senate
10 Nov 2008Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
11 Nov 2008Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


11 Nov 2008Text of bill as passed both Houses
21 Nov 2008Assent

Act no.: 115

Year: 2008

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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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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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