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Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2006

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  • Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2005
Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Family Law Act 1975 in relation to: shared parental responsibility; the definition of ‘family violence’; the compliance and enforcement regime; the role of independent children’s lawyers as best interest advocates; the relationship between parenting orders and family violence orders; the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court in certain property matters; and ineffective orders made by non-judicial officers of State courts of summary jurisdiction; Evidence Act 1995 and Family Law Act 1975 to provide for less adversarial child-related proceedings; Family Law Act 1975, Federal Magistrates Act 1999, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Marriage Act 1961 in relation to counselling and dispute resolution services for separating and divorcing parents; Family Law Act 1975 and 5 other Acts to remove references to ‘residence’, ‘contact’ and ‘specific issues orders’; and Family Law Act 1975 and 4 other Acts to relocate defined terms to form a dictionary.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08 Dec 2005
Second reading moved 08 Dec 2005
Second reading agreed to 02 Mar 2006
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 27 Government agreed to
02 Mar 2006
Third reading agreed to 02 Mar 2006
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27 Mar 2006
Second reading moved 27 Mar 2006
Second reading agreed to 30 Mar 2006
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
30 Mar 2006
Third reading agreed to 30 Mar 2006
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
10 May 2006
Assent
  • Act no.: 46
  • Year: 2006
22 May 2006

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

House of representatives

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

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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.

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