Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 [Provisions] Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 [Provisions]

November 2020

© Commonwealth of Australia 2020
ISBN: 978-1-76093-147-6

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Previous bill and committee inquiry
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Acknowledgements
  Note on references
  Structure of this report
  Purpose of the bills
  The family law system
  Background and context of the bills
  Key provisions of the bills
  Consideration by other parliamentary committees

Chapter 2—Key Issues

  Achieving the bills' stated purpose
  Single point of entry
  Holistic reform of the family law system
  Maintaining specialisation in the family law system
  Dual appointments and the power to make Rules of the Court
  Appeals process
  Resourcing
  Other matters
  Committee view

Labor Senators' Dissenting Report

  Attachment A

Australian Greens dissenting report

  The bills
  A better solution
  Funding for the family law ecosystem

Appendix 1—Submissions, tabled documents and answers to questions on notice

Appendix 2—Public Hearings

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

About this inquiry

The bills would bring the Federal Circuit Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia together into an overarching, unified administrative structure to be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, and make consequential amendments.



Past Public Hearings

06 Nov 2020: Canberra
09 Oct 2020: Canberra

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