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Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2011

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Civil Dispute Resolution Bill 2010



Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate






(1)     Clause 4, page 2 (after line 14), before subclause (1), insert:

          (1A)  For the purposes of this Act, a person takes genuine steps to resolve a dispute if the steps taken by the person in relation to the dispute constitute a sincere and genuine attempt to resolve the dispute, having regard to the person’s circumstances and the nature and circumstances of the dispute.

(2)     Clause 14, page 8 (lines 1 to 3), omit the clause.

(3)     Page 11 (before line 3), before clause 18, insert:

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

                   To avoid doubt, this Act does not exclude or limit the operation of a law of the Commonwealth, a law of a State or Territory, or the common law (including the rules of equity), relating to the use or disclosure of information, the production of documents or the admissibility of evidence.






Rosemary Laing

Clerk of the Senate



The Senate

23 March 2011