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Family Law Amendment (A Step Towards a Safer Family Law System) Bill 2020


Type
Private
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Reps
Sponsor
PERRETT, Graham, MP

Summary

Implements certain recommendations of the 2009 Family Law Council report 'Improving responses to family violence in the family law system: An advice on the intersection of family violence and family law issues', the 2017 House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs report 'A better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence', and the 2019 Australian Law Reform Commission report 'Family Law for the Future - An Inquiry into the Family Law System' by amending the Family Law Act 1975 to remove provisions relating to the: presumption of equal shared parental responsibility when making parenting orders; and requirement that the courts consider, in certain circumstances, the child spending equal time, or substantial and significant time with each parent.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/20  
Second reading moved 15/06/20  
Referred to Federation Chamber 26/08/20  
Second reading debate 26/10/20  
Returned to House for further debate 11/11/20  
Second reading debate 30/11/20  
Referred to Federation Chamber 17/02/21  
Second reading debate 22/02/21  
Returned to House for further debate 17/03/21  
Second reading debate 22/03/21  
Referred to Federation Chamber 12/05/21  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes