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Family Law (Divorce Fees Validation) Bill 2007

2004-2005-2006-2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Law (Divorce Fees Validation) Bill 2007

 

No.      , 2007

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to validate certain increases in court fees, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Increase in divorce fee for certain courts............................................. 2

 



A Bill for an Act to validate certain increases in court fees, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Family Law (Divorce Fees Validation) Act 2007 .

2   Commencement

                   This Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

3   Increase in divorce fee for certain courts

             (1)  If a proceeding under the Family Law Act 1975 for a divorce order in relation to a marriage:

                     (a)  was instituted:

                              (i)  in a court constituted by a stipendiary magistrate who was the Principal Registrar, or a Registrar, of the Family Court of Western Australia; or

                             (ii)  in another court for transfer to a court referred to in subparagraph (i); and

                     (b)  was instituted on or after 1 July 2005 and before 1 July 2006;

the amount of the filing fee payable for the proceeding is taken to have been $334.

             (2)  If a proceeding under the Family Law Act 1975 for a divorce order in relation to a marriage:

                     (a)  was instituted:

                              (i)  in a court constituted by a stipendiary magistrate who was the Principal Registrar, or a Registrar, of the Family Court of Western Australia; or

                             (ii)  in another court for transfer to a court referred to in subparagraph (i); and

                     (b)  was instituted on or after 1 July 2006 and before 9 October 2006;

the amount of the filing fee payable for the proceeding is taken to have been $352.