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Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012


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

Summary

Introduced with the Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill 2012, the bill amends the: Family Law Act 1975, Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and Federal Magistrates Act 1999 to establish a framework to enable the Chief Justices of the Federal Court and the Family Court and the Chief Federal Magistrate to manage complaints that are referred to them; and Freedom of Information Act 1982 to exclude documents created through the complaints handling scheme from the operation of the Act.

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 14/03/12  
Second reading moved 14/03/12  
Second reading debate 28/06/12  
Second reading debate 10/09/12  
Second reading agreed to 10/09/12  
Third reading agreed to 10/09/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/09/12  
Second reading moved 12/09/12  
Second reading debate 22/11/12  
Second reading agreed to 22/11/12  
Third reading agreed to 22/11/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22/11/12  
Assent 11/12/12 Act no.: 186 - Year: 2012
     

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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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (15/03/2012): House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs; Committee Report (25/06/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (02/08/2012)
  • Access information for House of Representatives and Senate committees
  • An electronic version of this Act is available in ComLaw ( www.comlaw.gov.au )