International Arbitration Amendment Bill 2010

Originating house
House of Representatives 
Parliament no
Amends the
International Arbitration Act 1974
  to: apply most of the amendments made by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law in 2006 to the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration to international commercial arbitration in Australia; confine the circumstances in which courts can set aside an award made under the Model Law or refuse to enforce foreign awards under the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards and the Model Law; include additional optional provisions to be made available to the parties to an arbitration agreement; include a regulation making power; and make general amendments in relation to the operation of the Act. 

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House of Representatives
25 Nov 2009Introduced and read a first time
25 Nov 2009Second reading moved
17 Mar 2010Referred to Main Committee
13 May 2010Second reading debate
13 May 2010Second reading agreed to
13 May 2010Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 15 Government amendments agreed to
13 May 2010Reported from Main Committee
13 May 2010Third reading agreed to
15 Jun 2010Introduced and read a first time
15 Jun 2010Second reading moved
17 Jun 2010Second reading debate
17 Jun 2010Second reading agreed to
17 Jun 2010Third reading agreed to

17 Jun 2010Text of bill as passed both Houses
06 Jul 2010Assent

Act no.: 97

Year: 2010

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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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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

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