Inquiry into the Provisions of the Family Law Amendment Bill 2004

Inquiry into the Provisions of the Family Law Amendment Bill 2004

On 16 June 2004, the Senate referred the provisions of the above Bill to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 30 July 2004.

The Bill seeks to amend the Family Law Act 1975 to improve the operation and modernise the terminology of the act. It addresses the interaction of bankruptcy law and family law, the enforcement of court orders and frivolous and/or vexatious proceedings.

Terms of Reference


General Notes to Assist in the Preparation of Submissions

Lodging Submissions

Submissions are called for by 28 June 2004. Submissions become Committee documents and are only made public after a decision by the Committee. Unauthorised release of submissions is not covered by parliamentary privilege. Further assistance can be obtained by phoning the secretariat on (02) 6277 3560.

The Committee encourages the lodgement of submissions in electronic form to Please ensure that a postal address and phone number is enclosed with all email submissions.

Submissions may also be faxed to (02) 6277 5794.

Public Hearings

Thursday 1 July 2004 Canberra Program (PDF 73KB) Transcript (PDF 175KB)

Report - Tabled 30 July 2004

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