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Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act relating to the resolution of civil disputes, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

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

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

3............ Object of Act....................................................................................... 2

4............ Genuine steps to resolve a dispute...................................................... 2

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 3

Part 2—Obligation to take genuine steps to resolve disputes before proceedings are instituted                5

6............ Genuine steps statement to be filed by applicant................................. 5

7............ Genuine steps statement to be filed by respondent.............................. 5

8............ Genuine steps statements must comply with Rules of Court............... 6

9............ Duty of lawyers to advise people of the requirements of this Act....... 6

10.......... Effect of requirements of this Part....................................................... 6

Part 3—Powers of court                                                                                                     7

11.......... Court may have regard to genuine steps requirements in exercising powers and performing functions   7

12.......... Exercising discretion to award costs................................................... 7

13.......... Powers are in addition to powers under other Acts............................. 7

Part 4—Exclusions                                                                                                                 8

15.......... Proceedings of certain kinds are excluded proceedings....................... 8

16.......... Proceedings under certain Acts are excluded proceedings.................. 9

17.......... Proceedings prescribed by the regulations are excluded proceedings.. 9

Part 5—Other matters                                                                                                        10

17A....... Act does not exclude or limit law relating to disclosure of information, etc.             10

18.......... Rules of Court................................................................................... 10

19.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 10

 



A Bill for an Act relating to the resolution of civil disputes, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: