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Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

2013-2014-2015-2016

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

 

No.      , 2015

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the administration of courts, and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to the Federal Court of Australia 3

Part 1—Amendments commencing 1 July 2016                                              3

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                        3

Part 2—Amendments commencing 1 January 2018                                     20

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                      20

Schedule 2—Amendments relating to the Family Court of Australia 21

Part 1—Amendments commencing 1 July 2016                                            21

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 21

Part 2—Amendments commencing 1 January 2018                                     33

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 33

Schedule 3—Amendments relating to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia     35

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                        35

Schedule 4—Amendments relating to the National Native Title Tribunal               41

Native Title Act 1993                                                                                                 41

Schedule 5—Consequential amendments                                                               46

Part 1—Family Court Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and Judge Administrators    46

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                        46

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001                           46

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 46

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     46

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      46

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    47

Court Security Act 2013                                                                                            47

Judicial and Statutory Officers (Remuneration and Allowances) Act 1984   47

Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990                                                               47

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          47

Part 2—Chief Executive Officers—amendments commencing 1 July 2016         48

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005                                                  48

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 48

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                    48

Court Security Act 2013                                                                                            48

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                50

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                        50

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                       50

Part 3—Chief Executive Officers—amendments commencing 1 January 2018 51

Court Security Act 2013                                                                                            51

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                                51

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                       51

Schedule 6—Application and transitional provisions                                     52

Part 1—Definitions                                                                                                       52

Part 2—Names of offices, appointments etc.                                                  54

Part 3—Matters relating to the finance law                                                      56

Part 4—Matters relating to APS employment                                                 58

Part 5—Transitional rules                                                                                           63

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to the administration of courts, and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Courts Administration Legislation Amendment Act 2015 .

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

Provisions

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.  Schedule 1, Part 1

1 July 2016.

1 July 2016

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

1 January 2018.

1 January 2018

4.  Schedule 2, Part 1

1 July 2016.

1 July 2016

5.  Schedule 2, Part 2

1 January 2018.

1 January 2018

6.  Schedules 3 and 4

1 July 2016.

1 July 2016

7.  Schedule 5, Parts 1 and 2

1 July 2016.

1 July 2016

8.  Schedule 5, Part 3

1 January 2018.

1 January 2018

9.  Schedule 6

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.