Access to Justice (Civil Litigation Reforms) Amendment Bill 2009

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the:
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
  in relation to: case management powers and procedural reforms; and appeal proceedings;
Family Law Act 1975
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
Federal Magistrates Act 1999
  in relation to the powers of the Chief Justices of the Federal Court and the Family Court and the Chief Federal Magistrate; and
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
  to exclude certain decisions of the head of court from judicial review. 

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House of Representatives
22 Jun 2009Introduced and read a first time
22 Jun 2009Second reading moved
12 Aug 2009Referred to Main Committee
07 Sep 2009Second reading debate
09 Sep 2009Second reading agreed to
09 Sep 2009Reported from Main Committee
09 Sep 2009Third reading agreed to
10 Sep 2009Introduced and read a first time
10 Sep 2009Second reading moved
27 Oct 2009Second reading debate
27 Oct 2009Second reading agreed to
27 Oct 2009Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 5 Government and 1 Australian Greens agreed to
27 Oct 2009Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
27 Oct 2009Message from Senate reported
18 Nov 2009Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1 to 5 and disagreed to Senate amendment 6 and made amendment in place thereof
19 Nov 2009Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate did not insist on its amendment no. 6 and agreed to amendment made by the House in its place

19 Nov 2009Text of bill as passed both Houses
04 Dec 2009Assent

Act no.: 117

Year: 2009

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