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Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011


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

Summary

Amends the: Family Law Act 1975 to protect children and families at risk of violence or abuse by: prioritising the safety of children in parenting matters; including harmful behaviour in the definitions of ‘abuse’ and ‘family violence’; requiring family consultants, family counsellors, family dispute resolution practitioners and legal practitioners to prioritise the safety of children; placing additional reporting requirements on certain parties to provide evidence to courts; and state and territory child protection authorities participating in family law proceedings where appropriate; and Bankruptcy Act 1966 and Family Law Act 1975 to make technical amendments.

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 24/03/11  
Second reading moved 24/03/11  
Second reading debate 26/05/11  
Second reading debate 30/05/11  
Second reading agreed to 30/05/11  
Third reading agreed to 30/05/11  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14/06/11  
Second reading moved 14/06/11  
Second reading debate 22/11/11  
Second reading agreed to 22/11/11  
Third reading agreed to 22/11/11 Amendment details: 6 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 24/11/11 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 24/11/11  
Assent 07/12/11 Act no.: 189 of 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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  • Replacement explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Non-Government
KEENAN, Michael, MP

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Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 7150]
SIEWERT, Sen Rachel

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  • Government [sheet BT208]

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  • Opposition [sheet 7149]
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 (25/03/2011): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (22/08/2011)
  • Referred to Committee (10/05/2011): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee report (12/05/2011)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )