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Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2006


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Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2005



Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the: Family Law Act 1975 in relation to: shared parental responsibility; the definition of ‘family violence’; the compliance and enforcement regime; the role of independent children’s lawyers as best interest advocates; the relationship between parenting orders and family violence orders; the jurisdiction of the Federal Magistrates Court in certain property matters; and ineffective orders made by non-judicial officers of State courts of summary jurisdiction; Evidence Act 1995 and Family Law Act 1975 to provide for less adversarial child-related proceedings; Family Law Act 1975, Federal Magistrates Act 1999, Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and Marriage Act 1961 in relation to counselling and dispute resolution services for separating and divorcing parents; Family Law Act 1975 and 5 other Acts to remove references to ‘residence’, ‘contact’ and ‘specific issues orders’; and Family Law Act 1975 and 4 other Acts to relocate defined terms to form a dictionary.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 08/12/05  
Second reading moved 08/12/05  
Second reading agreed to 02/03/06  
Consideration in detail debate 02/03/06 Amendment details: 27 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 02/03/06  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 27/03/06  
Second reading moved 27/03/06  
Second reading agreed to 30/03/06  
Committee of the Whole debate 30/03/06 Amendment details: 5 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 30/03/06  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 10/05/06 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Assent 22/05/06 Act no.: 46 - Year: 2006
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet PK300]

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  • Non-Government

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Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 4866 revised]
STOTT DESPOJA, Natasha

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  • Australian Greens [sheet 4885]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Family First Party [sheet 4865]
FIELDING, Sen Steve

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  • Government [sheet PK301]

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  • Opposition [sheet 4886]
LUDWIG, Sen Joe

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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