Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends the:
Family Law Act 1975
  to protect children and families at risk of violence or abuse by: prioritising the safety of children in parenting matters; including harmful behaviour in the definitions of ‘abuse’ and ‘family violence’; requiring family consultants, family counsellors, family dispute resolution practitioners and legal practitioners to prioritise the safety of children; placing additional reporting requirements on certain parties to provide evidence to courts; and state and territory child protection authorities participating in family law proceedings where appropriate; and
Bankruptcy Act 1966
  and
Family Law Act 1975
  to make technical amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
24 Mar 2011Introduced and read a first time
24 Mar 2011Second reading moved
26 May 2011Second reading debate
30 May 2011Second reading debate
30 May 2011Second reading agreed to
30 May 2011Third reading agreed to
Senate
14 Jun 2011Introduced and read a first time
14 Jun 2011Second reading moved
22 Nov 2011Second reading debate
22 Nov 2011Second reading agreed to
22 Nov 2011Third reading agreed to

: Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
House of Representatives
24 Nov 2011Consideration of Senate message

Details: House agreed to Senate amendments


24 Nov 2011Text of bill as passed both Houses
07 Dec 2011Assent

Act no.: 189

Year: 2011

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