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Family Law Amendment (Validation of Certain Orders and Other Measures) Bill 2012


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

Summary

The bill: confers rights and liabilities on all persons who had sought or were granted orders by the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia in the de facto financial causes jurisdiction and the relevant appellate jurisdiction of the Family Court of Australia between the date the jurisdiction was conferred and when certain proclamations were made; and amends the Family Law Act 1975 to provide that regulations may be made to provide a date from which the jurisdiction of the Family Court of Australia must not be exercised in certain circumstances.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/03/12  
Second reading moved 14/03/12  
Second reading debate 20/03/12  
Second reading agreed to 20/03/12  
Third reading agreed to 20/03/12  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/03/12  
Second reading moved 22/03/12  
Second reading debate 22/03/12  
Second reading agreed to 22/03/12  
Third reading agreed to 22/03/12  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 22/03/12  
Assent 10/04/12 Act no.: 32 of 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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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes