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Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021


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

Summary

Amends the: A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999, Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988, Paid Parental Leave Act 2010 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to standardise, across all divisions, the powers of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) to issue summonses to require persons to give evidence or produce documents; Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 in relation to: procedural fairness; alternative dispute resolution processes; constitution and reconstitution of the AAT; dismissal powers; correction of errors; appointments, authorisations and assignments; taxation of costs; and protection and immunity of reviewers in the Immigration Assessment Authority; Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 in relation to applications for review of child support decisions; Admiralty Act 1988 to align the Admiralty Rules with the rules of federal courts; Foreign Judgments Act 1991, Foreign States Immunities Act 1985 and International Arbitration Act 1974 to provide certain procedural protections to foreign States; Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975, Federal Court of Australia Act 1976, Judiciary Act 1903 and Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 to make minor and technical amendments; Family Law Act 1975, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021, Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 and Judiciary Act 1903 to clarify that hearings conducted remotely using videoconferencing technology are exercised in 'open court'; Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to allow for short form reasons in the court's appellate jurisdiction in civil proceedings; and Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 to make consequential and technical amendments. Also repeals the Nauru (High Court Appeals) Act 1976.

Progress of bill

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Senate
Introduced and read a first time 23/06/21  
Second reading moved 23/06/21  
Second reading debate 30/08/21  
Second reading debate 02/09/21  
Second reading agreed to 02/09/21  
Committee of the Whole debate 02/09/21 Amendment details: 4 Opposition agreed to
Third reading agreed to 02/09/21  
     
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 18/10/21  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • Third reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Addendum to explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Independent [sheet 1419]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Independent [sheet 1418]
PATRICK, Sen Rex

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  • Opposition [sheet 1404 revised]
WATT, Sen Murray

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  • Opposition [sheet 1403]
WATT, Sen Murray

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  • Opposition [sheet 1391]
WATT, Sen Murray

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Schedules of amendments

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Notes