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Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Introduced with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019, the bill amends: the Family Law Act 1975 and Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to make consequential amendments to align these Acts with the operation of the newly created Federal Circuit and Family Court (FCFC); the proposed Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2019 to make an amendment consequential on the commencement of certain changes enacted by the Public Sector Superannuation Legislation Amendment Act 2018; five Acts in relation to making rules of court; 132 Acts to make further consequential amendments; and various Acts to make amendments contingent on the commencement of nine Acts. Also provides for transitional arrangements in relation to the judges and personnel of the FCFC, court administration and appeals; and repeals the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05 Dec 2019
Second reading moved 05 Dec 2019
Second reading debate 30 Nov 2020
Second reading debate 01 Dec 2020
Second reading agreed to 01 Dec 2020
Third reading agreed to 01 Dec 2020
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02 Dec 2020
Second reading moved 02 Dec 2020
Second reading debate 16 Feb 2021
Second reading debate 17 Feb 2021
Second reading agreed to 17 Feb 2021
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 2 Government agreed to
17 Feb 2021
Third reading agreed to 17 Feb 2021
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
18 Feb 2021
Finally passed both Houses 18 Feb 2021
Assent
  • Act no: 13
  • Year: 2021
01 Mar 2021

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

Schedules of amendments

Bills digest

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 changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the 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.