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Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

Originating house


Amends the: Bankruptcy Act 1966 in relation to: the Official Trustee; the Official Receiver; the National Disability Insurance Scheme; the offence of concealment; declarations in statements received electronically; indictable and summary offences; and the location of certain offences in the Act; International Arbitration Act 1974 to clarify the application of the Act to certain international arbitration agreements; Family Law Act 1975 to: make technical amendments; clarify the appeal rights available for court security orders; and create access to the Family Court of Australia for court security orders made by the Family Court of Western Australia; Court Security Act 2013 to: provide for the disposal of unclaimed items seized by or given upon request to court security officers; and clarify the processes by which court security orders can be varied and revoked; Evidence Act 1995 to: reflect changes to the Model Uniform Evidence Bill; remove all references to the Australian Capital Territory; and make technical amendments; Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 to enable the National Cultural Heritage Committee to continue to function when membership falls below the maximum number; and Copyright Act 1968 to extend the legal deposit scheme to include work published in electronic format.

Progress of bill

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Introduced and read a first time 29/10/14  
Second reading moved 29/10/14  
Second reading debate 12/02/15  
Second reading agreed to 12/02/15  
Third reading agreed to 12/02/15  
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 12/02/15  
Second reading moved 25/06/15  
Second reading debate 25/06/15  
Second reading agreed to 25/06/15  
Third reading agreed to 25/06/15  
Finally passed both Houses 25/06/15  
Assent 17/08/15 Act no.: 113 - Year: 2015

Text of bill

  • First reading

  • As passed by both Houses


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

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