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Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011

2010-2011

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011

 

No.      , 2011

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to courts and tribunals, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Discovery                                                                                                         3

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                        3

Schedule 2—Suppression and non-publication orders                                    4

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          4

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   4

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                        8

Federal Magistrates Act 1999                                                                                 14

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                     19

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     24

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                24

Part 3—Application, saving and transitional provisions                             25

Schedule 3—Vexatious proceedings                                                                          27

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   27

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 27

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                      33

Federal Magistrates Act 1999                                                                                 40

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                     46

Part 2—Application and saving provisions                                                       53

Schedule 4—Transfer of proceedings from courts of summary jurisdiction         54

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 54

Schedule 5—Administrative Appeals Tribunal fees                                        56

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           56

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to courts and tribunals, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Act 2011 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 and 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 5

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.