Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2009

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
  to: allow the Federal Court to refer all or part of a proceeding to a referee for report; and allow a single Federal Court judge to make interlocutory orders in proceedings that would otherwise be heard and determined by a Full Court;
International Arbitration Act 1974
  to give the Federal Court concurrent jurisdiction with State and Territory Supreme Courts to enforce foreign arbitral awards;
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
,
Family Law Act 1975
,
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
  and
Native Title Act 1993
  to remove restrictions on Chief Justices and Presidents acquiring an interest in land for the purposes of the
Lands Acquisition Act 1989
;
Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971
  to allow authorised, non-judicial officers of the Federal Court power to make orders specifying that certain premises are ‘court premises’; and
Family Law Act 1975
  to respond to the Full Family Court of Australia decision in
Black v Black
  relating to the satisfaction of technical requirements for binding financial and termination agreements. 

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House of Representatives
03 Dec 2008Introduced and read a first time
03 Dec 2008Second reading moved
05 Feb 2009Second reading debate
05 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
05 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to
Senate
05 Feb 2009Introduced and read a first time
05 Feb 2009Second reading moved
26 Oct 2009Second reading debate
26 Oct 2009Second reading agreed to
26 Oct 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 18 Government agreed to
26 Oct 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
27 Oct 2009Message from Senate reported
23 Nov 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


23 Nov 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
07 Dec 2009Assent

Act no.: 122

Year: 2009

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