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Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Bill 2010

2008-2009-2010

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Bill 2010

 

No.      , 2010

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to courts and tribunals, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 4

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Family Law Act 1975                                   5

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          5

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   5

Part 2—Other amendments                                                                                       48

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 48

Schedule 2—Amendment of the Federal Magistrates Act 1999               49

Federal Magistrates Act 1999                                                                                 49

Schedule 3—Amendment of other Acts                                                                  56

Part 1—Amendments relating to the restructure of the Family Court 56

Division 1—Attorney-General                                                                                  56

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                        56

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 56

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                      56

Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981                                                                   57

Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979                                                               57

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                     57

Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987                                                  57

Marriage Act 1961                                                                                                     58

Personal Property Securities Act 2009                                                                  58

Division 2—Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 59

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     59

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      60

Division 3—Finance and Deregulation                                                                   62

Judges’ Pensions Act 1968                                                                                       62

Division 4—Treasury                                                                                                 64

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001                           64

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    64

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                          64

Trade Practices Act 1974                                                                                          64

Part 2—Other amendment                                                                                         65

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           65

Schedule 4—Application, saving and transitional provisions                    66

Part 1—Definitions                                                                                                       66

Part 2—Restructure of the Family Court                                                           68

Part 3—Removal from Federal Magistrates Court of jurisdiction with respect to family law or child support matters                                                                                              76

Part 4—Regulations                                                                                                      80

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to courts and tribunals, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Access to Justice (Family Court Restructure and Other Measures) Act 2010 .

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

Provision(s)

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

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) 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.

 

3.  Schedule 1, item 147

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 2 to the Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2010 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

4.  Schedule 1, item 148

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

5.  Schedule 2

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

6.  Schedule 3, items 1 to 19

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

7.  Schedule 3, item 20

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) the registration commencement time within the meaning of section 306 of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 .

 

8.  Schedule 3, items 21 to 52

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

9.  Schedule 3, item 53

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

10.  Schedule 3, item 54

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

11.  Schedule 3, item 55

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

However, if Schedule 2 to the Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No. 2) 2010 commences at or before the time the provision(s) covered by table item 2 commence, the provision(s) do not commence at all.

 

12.  Schedule 3, items 56 and 57

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

13.  Schedule 4

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act 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.