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Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Introduced with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019, the bill unifies the administrative structure of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to create the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, comprised of Division 1 (which will be a continuation of the Family Court) and Division 2 (which will be a continuation of the Federal Circuit Court).

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05/12/19  
Second reading moved 05/12/19  
Second reading debate 30/11/20  
Second reading debate 01/12/20  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/20  
Third reading agreed to 01/12/20  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 02/12/20  
Second reading moved 02/12/20  
Second reading debate 16/02/21  
Second reading debate 17/02/21  
Second reading agreed to 17/02/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 17/02/21 Amendment details: 3 Government agreed to
Third reading agreed to 17/02/21  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 18/02/21 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Finally passed both Houses 18/02/21  
Assent 01/03/21 Act no: 12 - Year: 2021
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Greens [sheet 1207]
THORPE, Sen Lidia

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  • Government [sheet UN126]

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  • Opposition [sheet 1208]
WATT, Sen Murray

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Bills Digest



Notes