Attorney-General’s Portfolio Miscellaneous Measures Bill 2023

Originating house
House of Representatives
Before Senate
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Amends the: Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001, Corporations Act 2001, Judiciary Act 1903, National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993 to confer jurisdiction on the Federal Court of Australia to hear and determine a range of summary and indictable offences relating to conduct within the remit of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to enable the Sheriff of the Federal Court to require a state or territory jury official to prepare and provide a jury panel; Marriage Act 1961 to make technical amendments in relation to the Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants Program and the notice of intended marriage; and Family Law Act 1975, Native Title Act 1993, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 and Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to make minor and technical amendments.


House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15 Nov 2023
Second reading moved 15 Nov 2023
Second reading debate 28 Nov 2023
Referred to Federation Chamber 28 Nov 2023
Second reading debate 07 Feb 2024
Reported from Federation Chamber 07 Feb 2024
Second reading agreed to 07 Feb 2024
Third reading agreed to 07 Feb 2024
Introduced and read a first time 08 Feb 2024
Second reading moved 08 Feb 2024

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Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments


Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

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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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