Federal Court of Australia Amendment (Criminal Jurisdiction) Bill 2009

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Introduced with the Trade Practices Amendment (Cartel Conduct and Other Measures) Bill 2008, the bill amends the
Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
Judiciary Act 1903
  to enable the Federal Court to apply uniform indictable criminal procedure across Australia to deal with serious cartel offences. Also makes consequential and other amendments to five other Acts. 

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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
10 Feb 2009Second reading debate
10 Feb 2009Second reading agreed to
10 Feb 2009Third reading agreed to
11 Feb 2009Introduced and read a first time
11 Feb 2009Second reading moved
16 Sep 2009Second reading debate
16 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
16 Sep 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 32 Government agreed to
17 Sep 2009Committee of the Whole debate
17 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
19 Oct 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments

19 Oct 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
06 Nov 2009Assent

Act no.: 106

Year: 2009

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • 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.

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