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     2   Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018

Ms O’Dwyer (Minister for Revenue and Financial Services), for Mr Porter (Attorney-General), pursuant to notice, presented a Bill for an Act relating to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, and for other purposes.


Ms O’Dwyer presented an explanatory memorandum to the bill.

Bill read a first time.

Ms O’Dwyer moved—That the bill be now read a second time.


Ms O’Dwyer presented the following documents:

Future governance options for Federal Family Law Courts in Australia: Striking the right balance—Prepared by Des Semple of Des Semple and Associates in conjunction with the Attorney-General’s Department, August 2008.

Review of efficiency of the operation of the federal courts—Final report, April 2018.

High level financial analysis of court reform initiatives—Attorney-General’s Department—Final report, February 2015.

Attorney-General’s Department—Review of the performance and funding of the Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, 5 March 2014.

Debate adjourned (Dr Chalmers), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.