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Second Reading Speeches

Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
43

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Summary

Amends the:

Family Law Act 1975
to protect children and families at risk of violence or abuse by: prioritising the safety of children in parenting matters; including harmful behaviour in the definitions of ‘abuse’ and ‘family violence’; requiring family consultants, family counsellors, family dispute resolution practitioners and legal practitioners to prioritise the safety of children; placing additional reporting requirements on certain parties to provide evidence to courts; and state and territory child protection authorities participating in family law proceedings where appropriate; and
Bankruptcy Act 1966
and
Family Law Act 1975
to make technical amendments.