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Second Reading Speeches

Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Bill 2020

Previous Citations
  • Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Bill 2019
Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends: the

Family Law Act 1975
and
Bankruptcy Act 1966
to: give effect to a referral of power from Western Australia to the Commonwealth in respect of superannuation matters in family law proceedings for separating de facto couples in Western Australia; extend federal bankruptcy jurisdiction to the Family Court of Western Australia to hear bankruptcy proceedings concurrently with family law proceedings; and provide for transitional arrangements; and 21 Acts to make consequential amendments.