Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Bill 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Not Proceeding
Parliament no
42

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Summary

Amends: the Family Law Act 1975 to restructure the Family Court of Australia by creating the Appellate and Superior Division and the General Division; the Federal Magistrates Act 1999 to: remove family law from the jurisdiction of the court; and transfer a number of procedural processes from the court to the General Division of the Family Court; 16 Acts consequent on the restructure of the Family Court; and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to enable regulations to be made to impose fees on certain agencies to be imposed at any stage in proceedings. Also makes transitional arrangements.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 24 Jun 2010
Second reading moved 24 Jun 2010
Lapsed at dissolution 19 Jul 2010

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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Explanatory memoranda

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