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Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019

2019

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019

 

No.      , 2019

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters in connection with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2019 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 5

Schedule 1—Amendments relating to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia          6

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     6

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   6

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                      36

Part 2—Application, saving and transitional provisions                             54

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           54

Division 2—Application of amendments                                                               54

Division 3—Saving and transitional provisions: Family Law Act 1975 amendments        54

Division 4—Saving and transitional provisions: Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 amendments               56

Part 3—Amendments not commencing before 1 January 2020             58

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2019                                  58

Part 4—Amendments relating to making Rules of Court                          59

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006                      59

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                              59

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 59

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2019                                  60

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                             63

Schedule 2—Further consequential amendments                                             64

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           64

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                        66

Admiralty Act 1988                                                                                                    71

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                   72

Age Discrimination Act 2004                                                                                   72

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                  72

Antarctic Treaty (Environment Protection) Act 1980                                         73

Archives Act 1983                                                                                                       73

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012                      73

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                                73

Australian Energy Market Act 2004                                                                       76

Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986                                                 76

Australian Jobs Act 2013                                                                                          78

Australian Passports Act 2005                                                                                78

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001                           78

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                   79

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006                                            80

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                                 80

Biosecurity Act 2015                                                                                                  83

Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Act 2017        84

Broadcasting Services Act 1992                                                                              84

Budget Savings (Omnibus) Act 2016                                                                      84

Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016       84

Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Act 2010                                                 85

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                     85

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      88

Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011                                                                          91

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Administration Act 1992            92

Coal Mining Industry (Long Service Leave) Payroll Levy Collection Act 1992 93

Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012                         94

Competition and Consumer Act 2010                                                                    94

Copyright Act 1968                                                                                                    97

Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006                      98

Corporations Act 2001                                                                                            100

Court Security Act 2013                                                                                          102

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        104

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                         105

Customs Act 1901                                                                                                     106

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                      107

Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990                                            107

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                 107

Designs Act 2003                                                                                                      107

Do Not Call Register Act 2006                                                                              109

Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000                                         112

Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015                                                                       112

Evidence Act 1995                                                                                                    112

Extradition Act 1988                                                                                               112

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                  116

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009                                                120

Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009                121

Family Court of Western Australia (Orders of Registrars) Act 1997             122

Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981                                                                 123

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975                                                   124

Foreign Evidence Act 1994                                                                                    124

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                         126

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018                                     127

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment (Authority Governance and Other Matters) Act 2018               129

Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012                                   129

Healthcare Identifiers Act 2010                                                                            129

Higher Education Support Act 2003                                                                    129

Horse Disease Response Levy Collection Act 2011                                           130

Human Rights Legislation Amendment Act 2017                                               130

Illegal Logging Prohibition Act 2012                                                                  130

Imported Food Control Act 1992                                                                          131

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                           131

Independent Contractors Act 2006                                                                       131

Industrial Chemicals Act 2019                                                                              132

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989                       132

Inspector-General of Live Animal Exports Act 2019                                         132

Insurance Contracts Act 1984                                                                               133

Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018                                                                                                                                      133

Interactive Gambling Act 2001                                                                              133

Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979                                                             133

Judges’ Pensions Act 1968                                                                                     134

Judicial and Statutory Officers (Remuneration and Allowances) Act 1984 136

Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Act 2012                137

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                   138

Jurisdiction of Courts (Cross-vesting) Act 1987                                                139

Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006                                         141

Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act 2014                142

Marriage Act 1961                                                                                                   142

Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017          143

Maternity Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1973                                  143

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                  143

Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 1987                                              149

My Health Records Act 2012                                                                                  151

Narcotic Drugs Act 1967                                                                                        151

National Cancer Screening Register Act 2016                                                  151

National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009                                                151

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013                                               153

National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007                                    154

National Health Act 1953                                                                                       154

National Health Security Act 2007                                                                       154

National Measurement Act 1960                                                                           154

National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018    155

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011              155

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           157

Ombudsman Act 1976                                                                                              158

Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989   161

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                               161

Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017                                                      162

Personal Property Securities Act 2009                                                                162

Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017                                                167

Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994                                                                           167

Privacy Act 1988                                                                                                      168

Proceeds of Crime Act 2002                                                                                   170

Product Emissions Standards Act 2017                                                               170

Product Stewardship Act 2011                                                                              170

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                     171

Regulatory Powers (Standard Provisions) Act 2014                                         172

Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990                                                             172

Renewable Energy (Electricity) Act 2000                                                            173

Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009                                               173

Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018                                                                        174

Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018                                                       174

Shipping Registration Act 1981                                                                            175

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         175

Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018                                                             175

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012                                       176

Student Assistance Act 1973                                                                                  177

Taxation Administration Act 1953                                                                        177

Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018             178

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011                         179

Therapeutic Goods Act 1989                                                                                  180

Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011                                                                     181

Trade Marks Act 1995                                                                                             181

Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010                                                                   183

Underwater Cultural Heritage Act 2018                                                             183

VET Student Loans Act 2016                                                                                  184

Water Act 2007                                                                                                         184

Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Act 2005                                        184

Work Health and Safety Act 2011                                                                         185

Schedule 3—Repeal of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                 187

Part 1—Repeals                                                                                                             187

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                      187

Part 2—Saving and transitional provisions                                                     188

Schedule 4—Contingent amendments                                                                    192

Part 1—Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Act 2019               192

Aged Care Act 1997                                                                                                 192

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Act 2018                                       192

Part 2—Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Act 2019           193

Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Act 2019                 193

Part 3—Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Act 2019           194

Fair Work Act 2009                                                                                                  194

Part 4—Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Act 2019                                                                                                         195

Bankruptcy Act 1966                                                                                               195

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                               195

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2019                                197

Part 5—Interactive Gambling Amendment (National Self-exclusion Register) Act 2019             198

Interactive Gambling Act 2001                                                                              198

Part 6—National Sports Tribunal Act 2019                                                    199

National Sports Tribunal Act 2019                                                                      199

Part 7—Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019                                                                                                                  200

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006                           200

Part 8—Student Identifiers Amendment (Enhanced Student Permissions) Act 2019     201

Student Identifiers Act 2014                                                                                   201

Part 9—Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Act 2019                202

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                               202

Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999   202

Schedule 5—Transitional provisions                                                                       203

Part 1—Introduction                                                                                                  203

Part 2—Continuity of the Family Court of Australia, and Judges and personnel of the Court   204

Part 3—Continuity of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, and Judges and personnel of the Court 210

Part 4—Transitional arrangements for appeals                                              215

Division 1—Appeals or applications not made, but time for making appeal or application not expired        215

Division 2—Matters not substantively heard before the commencement day 216

Division 3—Matters substantively heard, in whole or in part, before the commencement day        221

Division 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                      223

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                               226

 



A Bill for an Act to deal with consequential and transitional matters in connection with the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2019 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2019.

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Parts 1 and 2

At the same time as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2019 commences.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Act does not commence.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 3

The later of:

(a) 1 January 2020; and

(b) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 4

The day after the end of the period of 2 years beginning on the day the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2019 commences.

 

5.  Schedules 2 and 3

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

6.  Schedule 4, Part 1

The later of:

(a) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (New Commissioner Functions) Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

7.  Schedule 4, Part 2

The later of:

(a) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

8.  Schedule 4, Part 3

The later of:

(a) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 3 of Schedule 4 to the Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

9.  Schedule 4, Part 4

The later of:

(a) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting and Bankruptcy) Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

10.  Schedule 4, Part 5

The later of:

(a) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the Interactive Gambling Amendment (National Self-exclusion Register) Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

11.  Schedule 4, Part 6

The later of:

(a) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the National Sports Tribunal Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

12.  Schedule 4, Part 7

The later of:

(a) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Division 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

13.  Schedule 4, Part 8

The later of:

(a) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the Student Identifiers Amendment (Enhanced Student Permissions) Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

14.  Schedule 4, Part 9

The later of:

(a) at the same time as the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 4 to the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Act 2019 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

15.  Schedule 5

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.