Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43
Summary
Amends: the
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
to clarify that the Federal Court or judge may make orders for the costs of discovery during litigation and for pre-trial oral examination about discovery; five Acts to clarify the circumstances in which suppression and non-publications orders can be made, what information they can cover and details they should contain; the
Family Law Act 1975
,
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976
,
Federal Magistrates Act 1999
and
Judiciary Act 1903
to clarify the circumstances in which vexatious proceedings orders can be made and the kinds of orders that can be made, without affecting the courts’ other powers; the
Family Law Act 1975
to align the jurisdictional limit for matters heard by family law magistrates in Western Australia with the Federal Magistrates Court; and the
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
to change the way fees are paid in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 23 Nov 2011
Second reading moved 23 Nov 2011
Referred to Main Committee 13 Feb 2012
Second reading debate 15 Feb 2012
Second reading agreed to 15 Feb 2012
Reported from Main Committee 16 Feb 2012
Third reading agreed to 16 Feb 2012
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27 Feb 2012
Second reading moved 27 Feb 2012
Second reading debate 22 Nov 2012
Second reading agreed to 22 Nov 2012
Third reading agreed to 22 Nov 2012
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22 Nov 2012
Assent
  • Act no.: 186
  • Year: 2012
11 Dec 2012

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Text of bill

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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

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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.

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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