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

The Assistant Cabinet Secretary (Senator Ryan), at the request of the Attorney-General (Senator Brandis) and pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved government business notice of motion no. 1—That the following bill be introduced:

A Bill for an Act to amend family law, and for related purposes.

Question put and passed.

Senator Ryan presented the bill and moved—That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question put and passed.

Bill read a first time.

Senator Ryan moved—That this bill be now read a second time.




Explanatory memorandum : Senator Ryan tabled an explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.




Consideration of legislation : Pursuant to order, the debate was adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the first day in the next period of sittings, 2 February 2016.