Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

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Amends the: Bankruptcy Act 1966 in relation to: the Official Trustee; the Official Receiver; the National Disability Insurance Scheme; the offence of concealment; declarations in statements received electronically; indictable and summary offences; and the location of certain offences in the Act; International Arbitration Act 1974 to clarify the application of the Act to certain international arbitration agreements; Family Law Act 1975 to: make technical amendments; clarify the appeal rights available for court security orders; and create access to the Family Court of Australia for court security orders made by the Family Court of Western Australia; Court Security Act 2013 to: provide for the disposal of unclaimed items seized by or given upon request to court security officers; and clarify the processes by which court security orders can be varied and revoked; Evidence Act 1995 to: reflect changes to the Model Uniform Evidence Bill; remove all references to the Australian Capital Territory; and make technical amendments; Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 to enable the National Cultural Heritage Committee to continue to function when membership falls below the maximum number; and Copyright Act 1968 to extend the legal deposit scheme to include work published in electronic format.


Introduced and read a first time 29 Oct 2014
Second reading moved 29 Oct 2014
Second reading debate 12 Feb 2015
Second reading agreed to 12 Feb 2015
Third reading agreed to 12 Feb 2015
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12 Feb 2015
Second reading moved 25 Jun 2015
Second reading debate 25 Jun 2015
Second reading agreed to 25 Jun 2015
Third reading agreed to 25 Jun 2015
Finally passed both Houses 25 Jun 2015
  • Act no.: 113
  • Year: 2015
17 Aug 2015

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Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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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.

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