Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017

7 December 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-875-5

View the report as a single document - (PDF 964KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Members of the committee (PDF 27KB)
Recommendations (PDF 25KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 93KB)

Conduct of this inquiry
Structure of this report
Purpose of the bill
What is the model litigant obligation?
Existing oversight of compliance with the model litigant obligation
Key provisions of the bill
Consideration by other Parliamentary committees
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Productivity Commission recommendation regarding model litigant obligations (PDF 43KB)

The Productivity Commission's inquiry and the government's response
Issues raised in evidence

Chapter 3 - Key issues (PDF 209KB)

Current compliance with, and oversight of, the obligation
The proposed role of the courts
The proposed role of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
Possible increases to costs and delays
Issues relating to lawyers
Other issues
Committee view

Appendix 1 - Public Submissions (PDF 11KB)
Appendix 2 - Public hearings and witnesses (PDF 9KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560