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Second Reading Speeches

Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

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  • Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017
Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Acts Interpretation Act 1901
and
Legislation Act 2003
to clarify the validity of ministerial acts and the operation of provisions about the management of compilations prepared for the Federal Register of Legislation;
Archives Act 1983
to: provide the National Archives of Australia with tools to manage high-volume applicants requesting access to records; and make other minor technical amendments;
Bankruptcy Act 1966
to clarify that the Family Court of Australia has bankruptcy jurisdiction when a trustee applies to have a financial agreement set aside under the
Family Law Act 1975
;
Domicile Act 1982
to provide that it applies to territories currently specified in the Domicile Regulations 1982;
Evidence Act 1995
to amend the presumption about when postal articles sent by prepaid post are received;
Family Law Act 1975
to: introduce new offences relating to international parental child abduction and to allow a person to request a location order for the purposes of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction; clarify who may perform the powers of the registry managers; align financial and other provisions for de facto and married couples; make various amendments relating to the operation of the family law courts; and make minor and technical amendments;
International Arbitration Act 1974
to: specify the meaning of ‘competent court’ for the purpose of the Model Law; clarify procedural requirements for enforcement of an arbitral award; modernise provisions governing certain arbitrators’ powers; and clarify the application of certain confidentiality provisions;
Marriage Act 1961
to: remove outdated concepts and ensure consistency with the
Family Law Act 1975
in relation to parental consent for the marriage of minors; and make minor and technical amendments; and
Sex Discrimination Act 1984
to remove the exemption for discrimination against women employed, engaged or appointed in Australian Defence Force positions involving combat duties. Also makes consequential amendments to nine Acts.