Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Amends: the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 in relation to: notification of applications for review; non-disclosure of certain information; the method of giving documents or things for the purposes of proceedings; tribunal members’ powers to dismiss certain applications; and the reinstatement of withdrawn applications; the Bankruptcy Act 1996 in relation to: confidentiality requirements relating to statements of affairs; removal of certain requirements to notify, and lodge requests with, the Official Receiver; imposition of time limits for certain applications; and removal of an obsolete reference; the Evidence Act 1995 to make a drafting change; the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 to: provide arresters with the power to use reasonable force to enter premises to execute an arrest warrant; and remove an obsolete reference; the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 in relation to: the jury empanelment process; the pre-trial process for indictable offences; and technical amendments; the International Arbitration Act 1974 in relation to: enforcement of foreign arbitral awards; confidentiality provisions to arbitral proceedings; and technical amendments; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25 Jun 2015
Second reading moved 25 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 14 Sep 2015
Second reading agreed to 14 Sep 2015
Third reading agreed to 14 Sep 2015
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14 Sep 2015
Second reading moved 15 Sep 2015
Second reading debate 15 Sep 2015
Second reading agreed to 15 Sep 2015
Third reading agreed to 15 Sep 2015
Finally passed both Houses 15 Sep 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 132
  • Year: 2015
13 Oct 2015

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Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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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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