Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

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

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Summary

Amends the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976, Family Law Act 1975 and Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 to: designate the Federal Court of Australia (including the National Native Title Tribunal), the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia as a single administrative entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and a single statutory agency under the Public Service Act 1999; establish shared corporate services functions for the courts; maintain the responsibility of the heads of jurisdictions in relation to the business and administrative affairs of their respective courts; provide for a chief executive officer (CEO) for each head of jurisdiction to assist with the management of administrative affairs and provide that the CEOs also hold the position of Principal Registrar; provide for the Federal Court CEO to have responsibility for managing the shared corporate services, with a requirement for consultation; and provide that the Federal Court CEO is the accountable authority for the administrative entity and the agency head for the statutory agency. Also makes consequential amendments to 16 Acts.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2015
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2015
Second reading debate 22 Feb 2016
Second reading agreed to 22 Feb 2016
Third reading agreed to 22 Feb 2016
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 22 Feb 2016
Second reading moved 02 Mar 2016
Second reading debate 02 Mar 2016
Second reading agreed to 02 Mar 2016
Third reading agreed to 02 Mar 2016
Finally passed both Houses 02 Mar 2016
Assent
  • Act no: 24
  • Year: 2016
18 Mar 2016

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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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