Family Law Amendment Bill 2005

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
41
Summary
Amends the:
Family Law Act 1975
in relation to: enforcement of court orders; replacement of certain outdated terms (including introduction of the term “divorce”); recovery of child maintenance paid by a person found not to be a parent; operation of appeals; clarification of the rule-making power of the Family Court; and technical amendments; and
Bankruptcy Act 1966
to confer on the Family Court of Western Australia the same jurisdiction that is conferred on the Family Court of Australia in relation to concurrent family law proceedings where a party is a bankrupt.

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Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 16 Mar 2005
Second reading moved 16 Mar 2005
Second reading agreed to 11 May 2005
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 3 Government and 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
20 Jun 2005
Third reading agreed to 20 Jun 2005
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21 Jun 2005
Second reading moved 22 Jun 2005
Second reading agreed to 22 Jun 2005
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
22 Jun 2005
Third reading agreed to 22 Jun 2005
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate agreed to House amendments
23 Jun 2005
(After Midnight)
Assent
  • Act no.: 98
  • Year: 2005
06 Jul 2005

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

House of representatives

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Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Bills digest

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Notes

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • 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.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • 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

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.

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