Family Law Amendment Bill 2005

Originating house
Parliament no
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  in relation to: enforcement of court orders; replacement of certain outdated terms (including introduction of the term “divorce”); recovery of child maintenance paid by a person found not to be a parent; operation of appeals;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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16 Mar 2005Introduced and read a first time
16 Mar 2005Second reading moved
11 May 2005Second reading agreed to
20 Jun 2005Committee of the Whole debate

Amendment details: 3 Government and 1 Australian Democrats agreed to
20 Jun 2005Third reading agreed to
House of Representatives
21 Jun 2005Introduced and read a first time
22 Jun 2005Second reading moved
22 Jun 2005Second reading agreed to
22 Jun 2005Consideration in detail debate

Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
22 Jun 2005Third reading agreed to
23 Jun 2005Consideration of House of Reps message

Details: Senate agreed to House amendments

06 Jul 2005Assent

Act no.: 98

Year: 2005

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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

  • 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

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Schedules of amendments

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