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Wednesday, 4 November 1992
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Mr DUNCAN (Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General) (10.15 p.m.) —The Government is prepared to accept amendments Nos 1 and 2 that have been moved by the honourable member for Higgins (Mr Costello). The Government welcomes the positive contribution that he has made in putting these amendments forward.

  The proposed amendments to the schedule in this Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 4), which makes amendments to the Bankruptcy Act, are sensible. They are amendments which have been suggested by him because he has indicated that there are minor drafting errors. The Government agrees that the amendments that have been proposed by him certainly are an improvement.

  The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (Mr Truss)—Order! The time allotted for the remaining stages of the Bill has expired. The question now is that the amendments be agreed to.

  Question resolved in the affirmative.


The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN —The remaining amendments can be incorporated in Hansard but there will be insufficient time for them to be put.

  The amendments read as follows

(3)Schedule, page 5, amendments to the Family Law Act 1975, proposed section 37C, omit the proposed form of oath or affirmation, substitute:

"`"I, , do swear that I will bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors according to law, that I will well and truly serve Her in the office of (Principal Registrar, Registrar or Deputy Registrar, as the case may be) of the Family Court of Australia and that I will do right to all manner of people according to law without fear or favour, affection or ill-will. So help me God!

or

"I, , do solemnly and sincerely promise and declare that (as above, omitting the words `So help me God').".'.".

(4)Schedule, page 5, amendments to the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976, proposed section 18Y, omit the proposed form of oath or affirmation, substitute:

"`"I, , do swear that I will bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors according to law, that I will well and truly serve Her in the office of (Registrar, District Registrar, Deputy Registrar or Deputy District Registrar as the case may be) of the Federal Court of Australia and that I will do right to all manner of people according to law without fear or favour, affection or ill-will. So help me God!

or

"I, , do solemnly and sincerely promise and declare that (as above, omitting the words `So help me God').".'.".

(5)Schedule, page 5, amendments to the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976, proposed sub section 43(1A), after "Court or Judge may not" insert ", unless, in the opinion of the Court or Judge, there are exceptional circumstances that warrant it,".


The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN —The question now is that the Bill, as amended, be agreed to, and that the Bill be reported with amendments.

  Question resolved in the affirmative.

  Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Dubois)—The question now is that the report be adopted and that the Bill be now read a third time.

  Question resolved in the affirmative.

  Bill read a third time.