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Family Law Amendment (Risk Screening Protections) Bill 2020


Type
Government
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Reps
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the Family Law Act 1975 to provide that: family risk screening information is confidential and cannot be disclosed except in limited circumstances; family safety risk information is inadmissible in court, except in limited circumstances; and court workers (such as registrars and family counsellors) have immunity when involved in family risk screening procedures.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 26/08/20  
Second reading moved 26/08/20  
Second reading debate 08/10/20  
Second reading agreed to 08/10/20  
Third reading agreed to 08/10/20  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 19/10/20  
     

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