Family Law Amendment (Financial Agreements and Other Measures) Bill 2015

24 February 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-375-0

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 24KB)
List of abbreviations (PDF 5KB)
Recommendations (PDF 5KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 36KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
References to the Hansard transcript
Report structure
Overview of the Bill
Binding financial agreements
Background to Binding Financial Agreements
Interaction between family law orders and family violence orders
Explanation of certain orders to children
Summary dismissal of applications
Retaining a child overseas
Comments by the Scrutiny of Bills Committee
Comments by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 231KB)

Binding Financial Agreements
Removal of the 21 day expiration period
Summary dismissal
Retaining a child overseas
Explanation of orders to children
Compliance with the CEDAW

Dissenting Report from the Australian Labor Party (PDF 172KB)

Schedule 1 - Binding Financial Agreements
Requirement for Legal Advice
Spousal Maintenance Provisions
Family Violence and BFAs
Schedule 2 – Other Measures
Summary decrees (section 45A)
New offence of retaining a child overseas (section 65YA)

Dissenting Report from the Australian Greens (PDF 149KB)
Appendix 1 (PDF 5KB)

Public submissions

Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 58KB)
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents, answers to questions on notice and additional information (PDF 59KB)

Answers to questions on notice
Tabled documents

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560