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

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  • Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008
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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Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2008
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2008
Second reading debate 05 Feb 2009
Second reading agreed to 05 Feb 2009
Third reading agreed to 05 Feb 2009
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05 Feb 2009
Second reading moved 05 Feb 2009
Second reading debate 26 Oct 2009
Second reading agreed to 26 Oct 2009
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 18 Government agreed to
26 Oct 2009
Third reading agreed to 26 Oct 2009
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 27 Oct 2009
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
23 Nov 2009
Text of bill as passed both Houses 23 Nov 2009
Assent
  • Act no.: 122
  • Year: 2009
07 Dec 2009

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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