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Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2011


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Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010



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

Summary

The bill: requires civil litigants to file a genuine steps statement before legal proceedings are instituted in the Federal Court or the Federal Magistrates Court; sets out the powers of court in relation to the genuine steps requirements and awarding costs; and provides that certain categories of legal proceedings are excluded proceedings.

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 30/09/10  
Second reading moved 30/09/10  
Referred to Main Committee 19/10/10  
Second reading debate 20/10/10  
Second reading agreed to 20/10/10  
Reported from Main Committee 20/10/10  
Third reading agreed to 20/10/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 25/10/10  
Second reading moved 25/10/10  
Second reading debate 23/03/11  
Second reading agreed to 23/03/11  
Committee of the Whole debate 23/03/11 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 23/03/11  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 24/03/11 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24/03/11  
Assent 12/04/11 Act no.: 17 - Year: 2011
     

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 CN280]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7047]
BRANDIS, Sen George

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (30/09/2010): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee
  • Committee report (02/12/2010)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )