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Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to law and justice, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901                   4

Acts Interpretation Act 1901                                                                                      4

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Archives Act 1983                                          5

Part 1—Access to records                                                                                            5

Archives Act 1983                                                                                                         5

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       10

Archives Act 1983                                                                                                       10

Schedule 3—Amendment of the Bankruptcy Act 1966                                 11

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 11

Schedule 4—Amendment of the Domicile Act 1982                                        12

Domicile Act 1982                                                                                                      12

Schedule 5—Amendment of the Evidence Act 1995                                       13

Evidence Act 1995                                                                                                      13

Schedule 6—Amendment of the Family Law Act 1975                                 14

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                        14

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 14

Part 2—Amendments commencing up to 6 months after Royal Assent 24

Division 1—Offence of retaining child overseas                                                   24

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 24

Division 2—Other amendments                                                                               27

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 27

Part 3—Renumbering Part VIIIB of the Family Law Act 1975           29

Division 1—Renumbering Part VIIIB of the Family Law Act 1975                 29

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 29

Division 2—Consequential amendments of the Family Law Act 1975           31

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 31

Division 3—Consequential amendments of other Acts: definitions                 33

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973                                    33

Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act 1948                                                      33

Governor-General Act 1974                                                                                     33

Judges’ Pensions Act 1968                                                                                       33

Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948                                    34

Superannuation Act 1922                                                                                         34

Superannuation Act 1976                                                                                         34

Division 4—Consequential amendments of other Acts: other amendments 34

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                             34

Superannuation (Unclaimed Money and Lost Members) Act 1999                  34

Schedule 7—Amendment of the International Arbitration Act 1974   35

International Arbitration Act 1974                                                                        35

Schedule 8—Amendment of the Legislation Act 2003                                   38

Legislation Act 2003                                                                                                  38

Schedule 9—Amendment of the Marriage Act 1961                                       40

Marriage Act 1961                                                                                                     40

Schedule 10—Amendment of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984               51

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                    51

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend various Acts relating to law and justice, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2017 .

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

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions 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 2, Part 2

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

6.  Schedule 4

The day after the end of the period of 3 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 5

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedule 6, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

9.  Schedule 6, Part 2

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provisions 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.

 

10.  Schedule 6, Part 3

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

11.  Schedules 7 to 10

The day after 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.