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Access to Justice (Civil Litigation Reforms) Amendment Bill 2009


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

Summary

Amends the: Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 in relation to: case management powers and procedural reforms; and appeal proceedings; Family Law Act 1975, Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and Federal Magistrates Act 1999 in relation to the powers of the Chief Justices of the Federal Court and the Family Court and the Chief Federal Magistrate; and Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 to exclude certain decisions of the head of court from judicial review.

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 22/06/09  
Second reading moved 22/06/09  
Referred to Main Committee 12/08/09  
Second reading debate 07/09/09  
Second reading agreed to 09/09/09  
Reported from Main Committee 09/09/09  
Third reading agreed to 09/09/09  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 10/09/09  
Second reading moved 10/09/09  
Second reading debate 27/10/09  
Second reading agreed to 27/10/09  
Committee of the Whole debate 27/10/09 Amendment details: 5 Government and 1 Australian Greens agreed to
Third reading agreed to 27/10/09  
     
House of Representatives
Message from Senate reported 27/10/09  
Consideration of Senate message 18/11/09 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments 1 to 5 and disagreed to Senate amendment 6 and made amendment in place thereof
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 19/11/09 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendment no. 6 and agreed to amendment made by the House in its place
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 19/11/09  
Assent 04/12/09 Act no.: 117 - 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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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government [sheet BX237]

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 5937 revised 2]
BROWN, Sen Bob

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  • Government [sheet BX225]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5974]
ABETZ, Sen Eric

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the amendment made by the Senate to which the House of Representatives has disagreed

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (25/06/2009): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (17/09/2009)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )