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Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2018

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to family law, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

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

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Family Law Act 1975                                   3

Part 1—Family law matters to be resolved by State and Territory courts               3

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   3

Part 2—Strengthening the powers of the courts to protect victims of family violence    8

Division 1—Amendments commencing day after Royal Assent                        8

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   8

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                        11

Division 2—Amendments commencing on Proclamation                                  11

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 11

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       20

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 20

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to family law, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) 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, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 2, Division 2

A day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provisions do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

5.  Schedule 1, Part 3

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.