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Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

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2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

 

 

(1)     Schedule  6 , item  1 , page 14 (before line 7) , before the definition of conveyance in subsection  4(1) , insert:

bankrupt : see subsection (6).

[bankruptcy]

(2)     Schedule  6 , page 14 (after line 20) , after item  3 , insert:

3A  At the end of section 4

Add:

             (6)  A reference in this Act to a person, being a party to a marriage or a party to a de facto relationship, who is bankrupt includes a reference to a person:

                     (a)  who has been discharged from bankruptcy; and

                     (b)  whose property remains vested in the bankruptcy trustee under the Bankruptcy Act 1966 .

Note:          This Act might refer to “bankrupt” or a “bankrupt party”.

3B  Application of amendments

Subsection 4(6) of the Family Law Act 1975 , as inserted by this Part, applies in relation to proceedings instituted before, on or after the commencement of this Part.

[bankruptcy]

(3)     Schedule  6 , items  19 and 20 , page 18 (lines 5 to 12) , to be opposed.

[family consultants]

(4)     Schedule  6 , item  35 , page 20 (line 21) , omit paragraph  122A ( 1 )( h ).

[making arrests]

(5)     Schedule 6, item 35, page 20 (line 24), at the end of paragraph 122A(1)(i), add “and who is in the Australian Border Force (within the meaning of that Act)”.

[making arrests]

(6)     Schedule  6 , page 24 (after line 12) , after item  44 , insert:

44A  At the end of section 65Y

Add:

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person (whether or not the person is the party to the proceedings) takes or sends the child from Australia to a place outside Australia because the person believes the conduct is necessary to prevent family violence; and

                     (b)  the conduct is reasonable in the circumstances as the person perceives them.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in this subsection (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

[fleeing family violence]

(7)     Schedule  6 , item  45 , page 24 (line 17) , before “ A person ”, insert “ (1) ”.

[fleeing family violence]

(8)     Schedule  6 , item  45 , page 25 (after line 13) , at the end of section  65YA , add:

Exception—fleeing family violence

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person (whether or not the person is the party to the proceedings) retains the child as mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) because the person believes the conduct is necessary to prevent family violence; and

                     (b)  the conduct is reasonable in the circumstances as the person perceives them.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in this subsection (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

[fleeing family violence]

(9)     Schedule  6 , page 25 (after line 18) , after item  46 , insert:

46A  At the end of section 65Z

Add:

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person (whether or not the person is the party to the Part VII proceedings) takes or sends the child from Australia to a place outside Australia because the person believes the conduct is necessary to prevent family violence; and

                     (b)  the conduct is reasonable in the circumstances as the person perceives them.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in this subsection (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

[fleeing family violence]

(10)   Schedule  6 , item  47 , page 25 (line 24) , before “ A person ”, insert “ (1) ”.

[fleeing family violence]

(11)   Schedule  6 , item  47 , page 26 (after line 14) , at the end of section  65ZAA , add:

Exception—fleeing family violence

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person (whether or not the person is the party to the Part VII proceedings) retains the child as mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) because the person believes the conduct is necessary to prevent family violence; and

                     (b)  the conduct is reasonable in the circumstances as the person perceives them.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in this subsection (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

[fleeing family violence]

(12)   Schedule  8 , page 38 (after line 17) , after item  4 , insert:

4A  Subsection 15T(7) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Repeal and disallowance of Act or instrument

[expiry and lapsing of legislation]