About this inquiry

The bill would subject Commonwealth litigants to enforceable model litigant obligations. It would also establish a process for the Commonwealth Ombudsman to investigate complaints about contraventions of the obligations.

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Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017

On 7 December 2017 the Senate referred the Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017 to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 8 May 2018.

The deadline for submissions to the inquiry is 28 February 2018.

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Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
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Canberra ACT 2600

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