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Civil Law and Justice (Omnibus Amendments) Bill 2015

Originating house


Amends: the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 in relation to: notification of applications for review; non-disclosure of certain information; the method of giving documents or things for the purposes of proceedings; tribunal members’ powers to dismiss certain applications; and the reinstatement of withdrawn applications; the Bankruptcy Act 1996 in relation to: confidentiality requirements relating to statements of affairs; removal of certain requirements to notify, and lodge requests with, the Official Receiver; imposition of time limits for certain applications; and removal of an obsolete reference; the Evidence Act 1995 to make a drafting change; the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 to: provide arresters with the power to use reasonable force to enter premises to execute an arrest warrant; and remove an obsolete reference; the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 in relation to: the jury empanelment process; the pre-trial process for indictable offences; and technical amendments; the International Arbitration Act 1974 in relation to: enforcement of foreign arbitral awards; confidentiality provisions to arbitral proceedings; and technical amendments; and 10 Acts to make consequential amendments.

Progress of bill

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Introduced and read a first time 25/06/15  
Second reading moved 25/06/15  
Second reading debate 14/09/15  
Second reading agreed to 14/09/15  
Third reading agreed to 14/09/15  
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 14/09/15  
Second reading moved 15/09/15  
Second reading debate 15/09/15  
Second reading agreed to 15/09/15  
Third reading agreed to 15/09/15  
Finally passed both Houses 15/09/15  
Assent 13/10/15 Act no: 132 - Year: 2015

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

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