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Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2009


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Federal Justice System Amendment (Efficiency Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2008



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

Summary

Amends the: Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to: allow the Federal Court to refer all or part of a proceeding to a referee for report; and allow a single Federal Court judge to make interlocutory orders in proceedings that would otherwise be heard and determined by a Full Court; International Arbitration Act 1974 to give the Federal Court concurrent jurisdiction with State and Territory Supreme Courts to enforce foreign arbitral awards; Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, Family Law Act 1975, Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and Native Title Act 1993 to remove restrictions on Chief Justices and Presidents acquiring an interest in land for the purposes of the Lands Acquisition Act 1989; Public Order (Protection of Persons and Property) Act 1971 to allow authorised, non-judicial officers of the Federal Court power to make orders specifying that certain premises are ‘court premises’; and Family Law Act 1975 to respond to the Full Family Court of Australia decision in Black v Black relating to the satisfaction of technical requirements for binding financial and termination agreements.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03/12/08  
Second reading moved 03/12/08  
Second reading debate 05/02/09  
Second reading agreed to 05/02/09  
Third reading agreed to 05/02/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 05/02/09  
Second reading moved 05/02/09  
Second reading debate 26/10/09  
Second reading agreed to 26/10/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 26/10/09 Amendment details: 18 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 26/10/09  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 27/10/09  
Consideration of Senate message 23/11/09 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 23/11/09  
Assent 07/12/09 Act no.: 122 - Year: 2009
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet PF539]

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (04/12/2008): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Committee report (23/02/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )