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Family Law Amendment (Federal Family Violence Orders) Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Family Law Amendment (Federal Family Violence Orders) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Family Law Act 1975 , to provide protection for Registrars of certain federal courts, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Main amendments                                                                                     4

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                     4

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   4

Part 2—Transitional, saving and application provisions                             54

Schedule 2—Consequential amendments                                                               57

Part 1—Main consequential amendments                                                          57

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                                 57

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                           57

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            57

Part 2—Other consequential amendments                                                        58

Division 1—Contingent amendments                                                                     58

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                        58

Division 2—Amendments consequential to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021      58

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 58

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021                                  59

Schedule 3—Other amendments commencing on Royal Assent              60

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 60

Schedule 4—Protections for Registrars                                                                   61

Part 1—Amendments to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021   61

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021                                  61

Part 2—Amendments to the Family Law Act 1975                                     62

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 62

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Family Law Act 1975 , to provide protection for Registrars of certain federal courts, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Family Law Amendment (Federal Family Violence Orders) Act 2021 .

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

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

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

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 1

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

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Schedule 3 to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021 commences before the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021 .

 

6.  Schedule 3

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 4, Part 1

The later of:

(a) the start of the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 .

 

8.  Schedule 4, Part 2

The later of:

(a) the start of the day this Act receives the Royal Assent; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Act 2021 .

 

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.